Lawson Commercial have just been instructed to market the old NatWest Bank in High Street, Crowborough.
This is a amazing building which has a fantastic frontage and planning consent has been granted to improve the frontage for more general retail/office use. This includes dropping the 4 windows to the lower stone plinth which will let much more light into the premises and, in addition the rather solid looking door which is the main entrance into the building is to be replaced with an aluminium glazed door plus what formed the original cashpoint machine lobby behind will be removed.
This is a real landmark building in the High Street and would make a great office for someone in financial services, accountancy, estate agency etc. The Landlord is carrying out various refurbishment works to the building and the front area has been opened up and is now just under 850 sq ft plus a rear office which could be incorporated as well if required. There is additional storage/staff accommodation to the rear together with a small basement giving a total of some 1,415 sq ft. It looks a bit raw at the moment because refurbishment works are ongoing inside and that rather depends on what an incoming occupier wants. However it is a great opportunity to occupy a landmark building.
The premises are available to rent and offers are being sought in the region of £22,000 pa. The Landlord is prepared to discuss with an incoming tenant any fitting out works that may be required. Alternatively the freehold could be purchased subject to the leases on the upper part which has been sold for residential use.