Vehicle Sales Site Let on A22

Lawson Commercial have let the former GMA Commercials vehicle sales site on the main A22 at Lower Dicker. This site occupies some 0.45 acres and offers excellent vehicle display mainly within a secure palisade fence with just under 20,000 sq ft of display plus a valeting building.

The site has been let to Chandlers BMW.  A modification to the planning was required to allow not only commercial vehicles but also cars to be displayed and sold. Chandlers have a substantial BMW and Mini showroom on the Diplocks Way industrial estate at Hailsham but needed additional display space to enable the business to grow.

Swallow Set To Fly at Lower Dicker

Following the successful completion of the new headquarters for Vacgen on the Swallow Business Park at Lower Dicker construction is now at an advanced stage for the first building in Phase 2.

Ten plus units are being built and will be ready for occupation in Spring 2018. The steel frame is going up and once that is finished the cladding will be fairly rapid. Good weather over the summer has helped the builders get on with the foundation works.

Units are on offer from 1,570 sq ft and there are a variety of combinations available for those that want more space as it this stage it is simply a case of moving dividing walls. Thus an occupier could have just over 3,000 sq ft  front to back or two units side by side. The Landlords are prepared to discuss mezzanine floors subject to a tenant’s requirements.

This is an ideal opportunity to secure a brand new building as it is coming out of the ground. Throughout 2017 there has been good demand for industrial space particularly in the smaller size categories and there is simply nothing available in the market locally. This is an extremely valuable resource and one of the few sites in East Sussex for business use where construction is actually taking place.  So an ideal and rare opportunity which should not be missed.

Rapid Construction at Ashdown Business Park in Maresfield

Following completion of the sale of Site 5, Ashdown Business Park, Maresfield at the end of June this year construction has really been rapid. The new building for Gunnebo Entrance Controls Ltd UK Headquarters is moving swiftly ahead. The steel frame is already going up which is very fast bearing in mind work only started a couple of months ago.

Site 5 in September

Site 5 in July

We knew that the building schedule was going to be tight because Gunnebo need to be installed in their new building by March 2018. Bearing in mind the size of building and the works involved this seemed quite a tall order. However the builders are working really fast. The foundation works were completed swiftly taking advantage of some good weather in August and the steel frame is now well advanced.

There is currently strong interest being shown in a number of the other sites still available. The smallest of these is Site 9.2 which is 0.44 acres and has planning consent for 2 units each of 3,000 sq ft which could be constructed as one building. A price of £345,000 + VAT is being sought. These sites are fully serviced with all utilities available in the adopted service road.

Spacious Units at Holmes Hill, Whitesmith

Between 5,000 and 10,000 sq ft is now available through Lawson Commercial on the Holmes Hill Estate, right on the A22 at Whitesmith and is ideal for manufacturing or storage.

Two smart buildings are on offer, either separately or together, each of 5,000 sq ft with an eaves height of 17’3” and each having 3 electric roller shutter doors. The buildings are available on a new 5 year lease at a rent of £35,000 pa per building.

There is plenty of parking plus open storage space on site. This is a tremendous opportunity and well worth viewing to appreciate their fantastic rural but readily accessible location.

Guitar Shop Comes to Uckfield

Lawson Commercial have let 6 Church Street in Uckfield to Peter Willingale trading as Guitar House.

Peter is passionate about guitars both electric and acoustic and offers a very personal service. This character shop comprises a ground floor retail area with 2 floors above totalling some 454 sq ft and recently traded as a hair & beauty salon. The shop has been refurbished and Peter offers a comprehensive selection of guitars catering for all abilities.

It is great to see a shop which is a little different coming to Uckfield and this location is ideal for such niche products and there is plenty of free parking close by.

Trotting along with the Uckfield Carnival

Lawson Commercial were once again please to trotting along with the Uckfield Carnival last Saturday as Sammy Swan took to the streets in support of this worthy cause. This year the Uckfield Bonfire Society celebrated its 190th anniversary.

Sammy took most of Saturday to preen himself ready for the occasion.

By evening he was ready to go and waiting in line.

Under starter’s orders.

A welcome break at the top of the Town ready for the final parade down the High Street.

And it’s 3rd place for Sammy in the Trade Section. Well done Sammy!!

Former Crowborough Care at Home Premises Goes Back To Estate Agents

The former Care at Home premises in The Broadway, Crowborough have been let with the use reverting to an estate agents.

Banfields who are currently in the High Street are moving to these more prominent and larger premises known as The Estate Office.

This most attractive shop has a ground floor of 520 sq ft with 2 offices and very good window display plus a 1st floor office, kitchen & cloakroom giving just under 700 sq ft overall. The building also benefits from car parking at the rear.

We are very pleased to have helped a local business in the Town that wanted to expand. Following some redecoration Banfields hope to be open in these new premises very shortly.

Adjoining Modern Industrial Units Near Hailsham

Two adjoining modern industrial units are available together or separately at Deanland Business Park in Golden Cross near Hailsham, a popular business development in rural surroundings within a secure compound having substantial security gates.

The units are part of a terrace which faces an attractive fishing lake. Each unit is just over 3,500 sq ft and together would give over 7,000 sq ft plus they have good loading access and car parking. The units have been well refurbished in recent years including new roof, insulated cladding, hi-bay lighting and roller shutter doors and each unit is available on a new 5 year lease from November 2017 at a rent of £25,500 pa.

Spacious Shop To Let in Crowborough

Located right in the middle of the High Street and next to the Fernbank Centre, a spacious shop with 620 sq ft of trading area on the ground floor and very useful 1st floor offices & storage of 505 sq ft is now available.

The premises has formerly traded as a restaurant. To revert to that use a planning application would be required although the planning office say this would be looked on favourably due to the previous recent restaurant use.

The premises are available on a new 10 year lease at a very competitive rent of £11,000 pa.

New Yoga Studio Comes To Uckfield High Street

The former florist premises at 79-81 High Street, Uckfield has been let to Grace Annand who is well known in the Uckfield area for her business Uckfield Yoga.

She is currently running classes in a number of different locations and, following the grant of planning permission, has secured these premises for a permanent yoga studio. The premises have an excellent frontage onto the High Street close to the Church Street junction and comprise a ground floor area of 1,062 sq ft including rear store/staff area plus a useful forecourt area.

The property was let on a new lease at a rent close to asking level of £12,500 pa.