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36-38 Friars Walk,
Lewes,
East Sussex,
BN7

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D1 and Other, Development, Offices

22,816 Sq Ft (2,119.61 Sq M)

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  • Guide Price - offers in excess of £5 million
  • BLOCK VIEIWNG: Wednesday 27th July between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

Location

The property is situated on Friars Walk in the centre of Lewes opposite the Premier Inn. Lewes is a busy and affluent market town with a population of approx. 17,000, located some 9 miles north east of Brighton on the A27 trunk road.

The building is a purpose built office originally constructed in 1990 as the headquarters of the Southdown Building Society. The building is arranged over 3 floors in a L shaped block with the main wing fronting the public Highway. The building is of steel frame under a tile covered pitched roof with brick elevations. Windows are double glazed set in powder coated aluminum frames.

Internal the specification is typically plastered and decorated walls, acoustic tiled suspended ceilings and solid floors with carpet tile coverings. The accommodation is centrally heated, with comfort cooling to the ground floor only. Lighting is by way of recessed fluorescent strips and power and IT distribution via a mix of perimeter, pillar and floor trunking

Description

Town Centre, three storey office building with 64 on-site car parking spaces
Suitable for office/training/ educational and medical uses or conversion to residential subject to planning
Total size 22,816 sq ft / 2,119.6 sq m
Available with vacant possession from mid October 2022

BLOCK VIEIWNG: Wednesday 17th August & Wednesday 31st - between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

Accommodation

The building is a purpose built office originally constructed in 1990 as the headquarters of the Southdown Building Society. The building is arranged over 3 floors in a L shaped block with the main wing fronting the public highway. The building is of steel frame under a tile covered pitched roof with brick elevations. Windows are double glazed, set in powder coated aluminum frames.

Internally the specification is typically plastered and decorated walls, acoustic tiled suspended ceilings and solid floors with carpet tile coverings. The accommodation is centrally heated, with comfort cooling to the ground floor only. Lighting is by way of recessed fluorescent strips and power and IT distribution via a mix of perimeter, pillar and floor trunking There are male and female wcs and kitchen facilities on each floor.
The property has a single main staircase off the reception area and a 8 person passenger lift.

There are a total of 64 car parking spaces arranged in the undercroft area and rear surface car parking which is accessed from either a carriage entrance from Friars Walk beneath the adjacent building or the access road running to the side of the property.

Ground floor
Offices - 5,535 sq ft / 514.20 sq m
Reception - 255 sq ft / 23.66 sq m
Stores - 27 sq ft / 2.51 sq m

First floor
Offices - 9,101 sq ft / 837.03 sq m
Store - 40 sq ft / 3.72 sq m

Second floor
Offices - 7,522 sq ft / 698.79 sq m
Kitchen - 135 sq ft / 12.54 sq m
Area under 1.5m - 292 sq ft / 27.12 sq m

Total - 22,816 Sq ft / 2,119.59 Sq m


BLOCK VIEIWNG: Wednesday 17th August & Wednesday 31st - between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm

Planning

The property is situated within a Conservation Area and is over 1500 sq m and therefore Prior Approval is not a planning option that can be followed. The adjacent property has been converted to a mixed-use building which includes residential use and there has been residential development undertaken immediately to the rear of the property.

Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of the local planning Authority Lewes District Council. 01273 471600.

VAT

Rents and prices are quoted exclusive of, but may be subject to VAT.

Legal Fees

Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred.

Terms

The vendors are prepared to consider offers which are conditional on planning for conversion to residential and on this basis the guide price is offers in excess of £5million.

The vendors are also prepared to consider unconditional offers, on the basis the sale is completed by the end of October 2022.


Tenure

The property is available to purchase freehold, and vacant possession can be offered in mid October 2022 when the current lease to the NHS expires. The vendors would consider completing an earlier sale subject to the existing lease.



BLOCK VIEIWNG: Wednesday 17th August & Wednesday 31st - between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm


Rateable Value / Council Tax Band

Rateable Value 2017: £175,000.

Should you require further information on Business Rates, please contact our in house rating surveyor Daniel Green (d.green@flude.com).

Energy Performance Rating

We understand the property to have an EPC rating of E (116).

Ed Deslandes

01273 740396 Email

Andrew Halfacree

01273 740385 Email