Headquarters Type Offices Available in Crowborough

Lawson Commercial have been instructed to let some 9,000 sq ft above Lloyds Bank in The Broadway, Crowborough ideal as a small headquarters being right in the heart of the shopping centre and close to major retailers including Waitrose.

The accommodation is mainly open plan arranged on 3 floors served by a lift and having the benefit of a private car park at the rear with some 20 spaces plus. This is a great opportunity for a local business to expand whilst staying in the Town. It can either be let as a single unit at a slightly discounted rent or alternatively it could be let floor by floor. The 1st floor is 3,576 sq ft and is available at £36,000 pa.

The 2nd floor is 3,346 sq ft and available at £33,500 pa.

The 3rd floor is 2,157 sq ft and is available at £22,000 pa.

All these suites have very fine views across Crowborough.

The 1st and 2nd floors are in need of refurbishment which the Landlord will undertake to include new carpets and new suspended ceilings with LED lighting. The 3rd floor requires less refurbishment and is already partitioned into a number of individual rooms. Call us for more information.

Another Local Business Expands in Uckfield

Lawson Commercial have let Units 1 & 2 Yeowart Business Centre in Bell Lane, Uckfield to local business MPE Electronics.

They already occupy two units on the Bellbrook Business Park and have now acquired this third unit. The main building comprises just over 4,000 sq ft together with a rear office giving some 4,400 sq ft in total.

This unit was formerly occupied by Howden Joinery. We are delighted to find another local business is doing well and needs more space. We had hoped to find a trade counter user for this accommodation but the Landlord is pleased to have secured a long established local business for the unit.

Health & Safety This Christmas – December 2017

Posted on Uckfield Talk – Sadly only too true today. What happened to common sense!!

Please be advised that all employees planning to dash through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, going over the fields and laughing all the way are required to undergo a Risk Assessment addressing the safety of open sleighs.

The assessment must also consider whether it is appropriate to use only one horse for such a venture, particularly where there are multiple passengers. Please note that permission must also be obtained in writing from landowners before their fields may be entered. To avoid offending those not participating in celebrations, we request that laughter is moderate only and not loud enough to be considered a noise nuisance.

Benches, stools and orthopaedic chairs are now available for collection by any shepherds planning or required to watch their flocks at night. While provision has also been made for remote monitoring of flocks by CCTV cameras from a centrally heated shepherd observation hut, all facility users are reminded that an emergency response plan must be submitted to account for known risks to the flocks. The angel of the Lord is additionally reminded that prior to shining his/her glory all around s/he must confirm that all shepherds are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to account for the harmful effects of UVA, UVB and the overwhelming effects of Glory

Following last year’s well publicised case, everyone is advised that legislation prohibits any comment with regard to the redness of any part of Mr. R. Reindeer. Further to this, exclusion of Mr. R Reindeer from reindeer games will be considered discriminatory and disciplinary action will be taken against those found guilty of this offence.

While it is acknowledged that gift-bearing is commonly practised in various parts of the world, particularly the Orient, everyone is reminded that the bearing of gifts is subject to Hospitality Guidelines and all gifts must be registered. This applies regardless of the individual, even royal personages. It is particularly noted that direct gifts of currency or gold are specifically precluded under provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Further, caution is advised regarding other common gifts, such as aromatic resins that may initiate allergic reactions.

Finally, for those involved in the recent case of the infant found tucked up in a manger without any crib for a bed, Social Services have been advised and will be arriving shortly.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas – be safe out there…….

Ideal Premises for Wine Bar / Micro Pub Now Available

For anyone interested in opening a wine bar or micro pub we have the ideal premises which has recently become available.

75 High Street, Uckfield, right in the heart of the Town, has planning consent for just this type of use. It is a bit unfortunate that the last tenant who was trying to establish this kind of business here was perhaps undercapitalised and therefore was not successful. However we still believe that the idea would work in this location. It is right in the middle of the High Street and not close to any significant residential accommodation.

It offers just under 700 sq ft on the ground floor with a 1st floor for additional seating, storage & cloakroom facilities. The property is available on a new lease at £16,500 pa. Alternatively the premises would lend themselves very well for being a more conventional retail shop with storage/showroom at 1st floor.

Warehouse let in Bolton Close, Uckfield

Following the relocation of Westminster Furniture to new premises in Brambleside on the Bellbrook Estate in Uckfield Lawson Commercial have let their former warehouse at Units 5-8 Holbein Place on Bolton Close.

Although originally designed to be 4 individual units the dividing walls were never constructed and was originally let to Westminster Furniture as a single unit of just over 5,000 sq ft.

The asking rent was £40,000 pa and the premises have now been let, again a single unit, to pharmacy group Waremoss Ltd for expansion. We are very pleased to see this local business has decided to expand their Uckfield operation and saw this as an excellent opportunity to acquire some very good modern warehouse accommodation. During the course of 2017 there has been good demand for units of this size and we would welcome some more similar buildings to market for waiting applicants.

Festival of Christmas Trees in Uckfield

Lawson Commercial were pleased once again to be part of the Festival of Christmas Trees at Holy Cross Church in Uckfield this year.

What a fantastic display with some 99 trees.

We are told that nearly 6,500 people visited the display over the 3 days. This year the Lawson Commercial tree was on the balcony level.

Chris & Julia’s 2 year old grandson Austin came down from Milton Keynes to see and was very impressed. One tree at home is just not going to cut it this year. His favourite was the knitted bear tree.

There was fantastic catering and entertainment on offer including Jimmy the Juggler who made balloon animals including a bear for Austin as well as displaying his juggling skills. Uckfield FM also did a live broadcast on Saturday morning.

Well done the Holy Cross Church Team for organising such an amazing event once again.

The Lawson Commercial tree, after a trip in the back of a convertible causing some amusement to passers-by,  is now gracing the office reception.

Shops & Industrial Market Has Winter Surge

As we move into Winter we have noticed an upsurge in activity after the end of the Summer holidays and the return of the kids to school.

We have seen a marked increase in the number of enquiries with good demand particularly for shops and industrial units. Overall there is a shortage of both industrial workshop and factory space throughout East Sussex particularly in the smaller size categories. There is also good demand for shops with few being available. If anyone has vacant space and is looking for an occupier we would be very pleased to hear from them whether it is a letting or a freehold sale. We offer an initial consultation without charge and a free appraisal. For an informal chat call us on 01825 764488.

Uckfield Town Centre Offices Let

Lawson Commercial have let the offices known as Caxton House which is at the rear of 140 High Street, Uckfield.

Approached from the High Street via a private walkway this 2-storey building which has been extensively refurbished offers some 1,815 sq ft. It also benefits from a rear access via Grange Road and access to a car park.


The premises have been acquired by the Children’s Respite Trust for administrative offices and for a children’s day care centre. The ground floor of the building has received planning permission for this use which will provide a valuable resource in the Town.

It allows the Trust which is well supported to expand its fund raising activities now having the proper administrative offices.  This is an ideal use for this building being located in the centre of the Town and with car parking so it is easy to get to.

Big Letting on Bellbrook Business Park

Following extensive refurbishment Birch House on Bellbrook Business Park, Uckfield has been let by Lawson Commercial to Westminster Teak who are relocating from Westminster House.

Birch House, comprising some 17,000 sq ft sitting on 1.03 acres, was originally split into two separate units and some years ago was the home of Wealden Skills Centre until it was closed down. We were very pleased to have been involved in yet another big letting on the Bellbrook Business Park as it follows on soon from the acquisition of the former Gunnebo premises which is some 30,000 sq ft.

Birch House underwent a major refit being put back into one large warehouse unit with some offices and extensive outside area. Westminster Teak took a new 10 year lease at a rent close to the asking rent of £110,000 pa.

Retail Showrooms at Ninfield To Let

Lawson Commercial have some very spacious showrooms available at the Ninfield garage to rent. 

This is a prominent position facing directly onto the A269 Ninfield/Bexhill road right at the junction with the Catsfield road to Battle. The showrooms have 3 large picture windows facing a spacious forecourt offering just under 1,800 sq ft of accommodation and with 60 ft frontage to the main road +  3 car parking spaces at the rear.

The premises are currently used for furniture but ideal for a variety of retail purposes.  On offer is a new lease of 6 years with a review after 3 years at £18,000 pa. The landlord will also consider an annual licence.