Acorn House Sold in Ringmer

Lawson Commercial have sold the freehold of Acorn House at The Broyle, Ringmer which is approx. 3.9 miles east of Lewes.

Despite what the media writes about people not returning to their offices there are still companies who are looking to expand and require good facilities. These premises are approached via a private driveway behind Ernest Doe and Brockwells Industrial Estate.

The building comprises just under 11,000 sq ft of offices on 2 floors, predominantly open plan, being well fitted with trunking and air conditioning. It has the advantage of 135 car parking spaces.

The property has been acquired by UHV Design, part of the Judges Scientific Group and we are delighted that we have been able to help a local company find premises suitable for their proposed expansion. A price in excess of £2 million was paid for the freehold.

Shop Let In Newtown Uckfield

Former office premises at 80 Newtown in Uckfield have been let following the end of a lease.

This ground floor lockup shop of just under 700 sq ft has been acquired for further expansion by The Beauty Spot, who currently occupy 76 and 82 Newtown.

We were pleased to help a local business expand and look forward to the new facility opening shortly after fitting out works.

Motor Premises Sold In Forest Row

Lawson Commercial have sold the former Newlands Motors at Standard House in Forest Row.

This is a unique property in that it is in the heart of Forest Row just behind the shops in Hillside. For over 25 years it has been used for the restoration and servicing of classic cars. The owner has now retired.

There was considerable interest in the property as it is unusual to have a prominent workshop facility right in the heart of an urban area. We had so much interest that we ended up going to best offers and selling the property for a price in excess of the asking price of £475,000. This was no doubt fuelled by the strong demand for freehold commercial buildings.

The premises have been acquired by another classic car restoration company from Brighton who after refurbishing the building will be re-opening.

Price Reduced For Fantastic Freehold Business Opportunity

A factory/warehouse in Battle of over 22,000 sq ft sitting in a site of 2.2 acres is now available at a reduced price for an early sale providing a fantastic business opportunity.

The property adjoins Battle mainline railway station and provides tremendous scope for future development, subject to planning, for more industrial units, remodelling of existing accommodation or other commercial development.

Included is a 2-storey 3-bed live/work unit, formerly offices, attached to the main factory building as well as considerable open display/parking areas.

There is scope for self-storage and/or parking for commuters using the station.

A price of £2.5 million is now being sought with full vacant possession.

Times of Tunbridge Wells Business Award 2022

Lawson Commercial have always believed in being active in the Local Community and in addition to being a sponsor in the Uckfield Chamber Business Award later this year Lawson Commercial are also sponsors in the Times of Tunbridge Wells Business Awards 2022.

This event, whose aim is “Recognising Excellence in Local Business”, is taking place on 24 March at the Salomons Estate Hotel & Restaurant in Tunbridge Wells and is being hosted by former This Morning host and current GB News presenter Eamonn Holmes. There are 10 categories including Startup Business of the Year, Creative Business of the Year, Outstanding Business of the Year and the category which Lawson Commercial are sponsoring which is Young Business Person of the Year. Other sponsors include Thomson, Snell & Passmore solicitors, Handelsbanken, Brewin Dolphin, Charles Stanley and Pushkin Antiques. More details can be found

We believe this is a great opportunity to be involved in the Tunbridge Wells community and we are delighted to be sponsoring this particular category as of course the future of business relies on our up and coming entrepreneurs.

Lawson Commercial is also a sponsor of the Sussex Heritage Business Awards which they have supported for over 10 years. Sussex Heritage Trust aim to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural landscape of Sussex. This year Lawson Commercial are jointly sponsoring the Sussex Person of the Yard. Entries for these Awards close on 25 March with judging in May and an Awards Ceremony in July. More information at


Salon Premises In Horam

Lawson Commercial have some delightful premises which are ideal for a hair or beauty salon in the centre of Horam village.

550 sq ft are available on a new 5 year lease at a rent of £8,500 pa. There are 2 really good useful lower ground floor rooms ideal for a beautician, tanning studio etc. The property is well fitted and in good decorative order throughout with gas central heating.

The salon is currently fitted out as a hair salon and the fixtures & fittings are available for a premium of £8,000 if required.

Close by is lots of new housing so this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all Friends & Clients.

The East Sussex commercial market was in 2021 once again very resilient. It certainly didn’t follow what the national media was saying about the economy. Demand was strong in most sectors. Overall there was a shortage of property.

We enter 2022 with still plenty of demand particularly for shops and industrial buildings of which there are few currently available. We have plenty of enquiries in this entrepreneurial and vibrant sector. If you are looking to move in this New Year we would be very pleased to hear from you as we have lots of waiting applicants looking for vacant space be it shops, offices or industrial space.

Despite rising interest rates and inflation there is still plenty of evidence that the shortage of available properties is leading to a rise in rents and freehold values. Give us a call and we will happily come and see you.

An initial appraisal is totally free and without obligation. Your premises could be worth more than you think!

Lawson Commercial Support Heathfield Choral Society 75th Anniversary Concert

Partners Chris and Julia Lawson attended the 75th Anniversary Concert of the Heathfield Choral Society held in the State Rooms in Station Road, Heathfield where Lawson Commercial were a Gold Sponsor.


The Society was founded in April 1945, with a subscription of 2/6d, and the first work performed was Mendelssohn’s “Hymn of Praise” . This 75th Anniversary Concert was Handel’s “Messiah”. Some 70 choir members took part plus 4 soloists and it was the first live concert the Society had been able to perform since lockdowns started in March 2020.

The performance was conducted by Sebastian Charlesworth and the soloists included Jennifer Witton (soprano), Cath Bell (mezzo soprano), Paul Austin Kelly (tenor) and James Oldfield (bass).

There was a very good turnout despite the weather and the need to observe Covid restrictions. The performance was, however, exceedingly impressive and well received by the audience.

Another Successful Sale In Battle

Lawson Commercial have sold 12-13 High Street in the heart of Battle on a freehold basis.

A price close to the asking figure of £285,000 was achieved.

This was not a particularly easy building to deal with . It is Grade II listed, it had a flying freehold element to it and it was in need of significant refurbishment. The only access from the 1st floor to the 2nd was via a ladder as a previous staircase had been removed.

Once refurbished it is expected that the premises will open as an estate agents office.