Freehold Factory Sold in Heathfield

Lawson Commercial have sold Units 22 & 23 Ghyll Road Industrial Estate in Heathfield, a property formerly occupied by Scantech who have expanded and relocated to Hastings.


We had a lot of interest in this property which came on the market in the Autumn of last year and the freehold has now been sold to a local electrical contractor who intends to use the space for their own business.

A price close to the asking figure of £595,000 was achieved.

Demise of Local Business Provides Opportunity In Uckfield

Sadly Mr Fluffy Carpets at 75 High Street, Uckfield has ceased trading and Lawson Commercial have been instructed to re-market the premises.

This shop is in a superb position right next door to the newly expanded Hartfields cafe/restaurant. It offers just under 700 sq ft of trading area and has been improved during Fluffy Side Up’s occupation with new floors , air conditioning and heating. There is also useful storage/showroom at 1st floor of 325 sq ft and the premises also benefit from rear access & parking.

It is always sad to see a local business cease trading particularly one which had such a fun marketing approach and I always enjoyed looking at the sheep in the window.

However this is an excellent opportunity for a new business to acquire a good sized shop right in the heart of the Town.

Spacious Workshop/Warehouse With Offices

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market a spacious refurbished unit on the Squires Farm Industrial Estate at Palehouse Common on the outskirts of Uckfield.

This particular building has a gross internal area of just under 4,000 sq ft on the ground floor together with 4 very useful offices at 1st floor giving some further 720 sq ft many of which have lovely views across open farmland.

There is good parking and lorry access.

The property is available on a new lease at rent of £30,000 pa.  There are not too many industrial units available in the area currently and this particular building has the benefit of a B2 consent having previously been used for truck servicing. It would generally lend itself to a wide variety of industrial type occupations and is well worth viewing.

Wonderful Character Premises Heathfield

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market the former Steamer Trading premises in Station Approach Heathfield.

They are located in the Old Station which is an imposing detached building with car parking at the front providing character business business. Ideal as an office with some storage or alternatively could be retail once again for a specialist retailer. It could also convert quite well to a small restaurant.

There is access to an attractive garden at the rear which could be used for additional outside seating in good weather.

Some 1.200 sq ft overall with 4 car parking spaces. Available on a new lease at a rent of £16,500 pa. The Landlord is prepared to carry out certain refurbishment works depending upon an occupier’s requirements as there is a considerable amount of shelving in the building currently which could be removed.

Viewing strongly recommended

Motor Repair Premises Just Available In Crowborough

Located in Jarvis Brook, Crowborough, next to Owlsbury Coachworks, is a former motor repair premises which has just become available.

The premises includes 3 buildings, 2 of which interconnect, giving some 1,200 sq ft in total. The property has been used as a motor repair centre for many years and includes an inspection pit together with parking outside for 5/6 cars.

It is available on a new internal repairing lease at a rent of £750 per calendar month exclusive of rates and would be ideal for a startup motor mechanic.

New Lower Price For Hailsham Factory/Warehouse

The former Philmac building on Diplocks Way, Hailsham has been reduced in price by £125,000 to a new lower price of £1.1 million.

This spacious factory/warehouse of just under 10,000 sq ft together with attractive 1st floor offices occupies some 12,330 sq ft in total.

In addition there is a very useful yard/parking area of around 6,000 sq ft with direct loading access into the warehouse.

The Vendors are now keen to find a buyer for this property and have reduced the asking price to encourage an early sale. Viewing is recommended.

Development Opportunity in Herstmonceux

Lawson Commercial have been instructed to market some commercial premises with development potential right in the heart of Herstmonceux village.

The property comprises 1,520 sq ft of office, workshop & store in a very good location being almost opposite The Sundial restaurant. Planning consent has already been granted for conversion of the space to a 3-bedroomed house. It would thus be ideal for a small builder, investor or developer who is looking for a modest project to carry out. 

Alternatively, rather than implementing the planning consent,  it could be just the ticket for a business looking for some predominantly ground floor office/workshop space with an attractive elevation.

Offers are invited in the region of £230,000 for the freehold interest with the benefit of the planning consent.

New Building To Let In Cross-in-Hand

Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to let a brand new building of 3,242 sq ft in Dunly Wood, just off the A267 at Cross-in-Hand, near Heathfield.


The unit is situated in wonderful surroundings in the middle of a 65 acre wood and has agricultural/forestry use making it ideal for anybody in that type of business.

A 2 or 3 year lease is on offer at £18,000 per annum + vat. It is unusual to have a building which has been specifically designed for forestry use but it would be great for storing equipment, cutting of timber etc.

Although set in picturesque surroundings in the middle of this 65 acre wood it only yards away from the A267 on the outskirts of Heathfield affording easy access to the main road network.

Takeaway/Retail Shop Just Available In Heathfield

Just become available is a takeaway/retail shop at 28 High Street, Heathfield which is at the eastern end of the High Street just past the junction with Station Road.

In front of the shop is free lay-by car parking. The shop has 570 sq ft on the ground floor with 2 rooms on the 1st floor which is actually at ground level at the rear due to the slope of the land. The premises are available as a lockup shop/office. Alternatively the takeaway use could be continued either as an Indian as existing or a different food such as Southern fried chicken or kebabs. The property is available on a new 5 year lease at a rent of £15,000 pa.

Local Business Expands In Uckfield

Lawson Commercial have let Unit 1 Plot 14 Bell Lane, Uckfield, the former VPS premises behind the Esso petrol station, to Keep Powder Coating, a local business who already occupy Units 2 & 3 in this terrace and wished to expand.

The unit is just under 1,600 sq ft on the ground floor together with mezzanine offices of 463 sq ft as well as an annexe to the ground floor of 395 sq ft making just under 2,500 sq ft in total.

We are delighted that we have been able to help Keep Powder Coating with their expansion plans. It is always good to see a local business doing really well and needing more space.

Completion of this transaction took place just before the Christmas break and Keep Powder Coating have already started moving into their new unit which was extensively refurbished by VPS following their relocation out of Uckfield.