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Alfa Laval Land and Buildings, Birch Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23

For sale: POA|3.48 Acres|Office, Light Industrial, General Industrial, Offices, Industrial

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SIZE3.48 Acres
ADDRESSAlfa Laval Land and Buildings, Birch Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23
TYPEOffice, Light Industrial, General Industrial, Offices, Industrial
TENUREFor Sale Freehold
POSTED ON5th May 2022



A site of approx 348 acres (1.41 hectares)
A complex of production, warehouse and office buildings
comprising 83,167 sq ft


Eastbourne is an established and popular seaside town on the south coast of England.

Brighton is 19 miles to the west, London 54 miles to the north, Crawley and Gatwick airport 33 miles to the north west,

Tunbridge Wells 24 miles to the north and Hastings 12 miles to the east.
The principle roads are the A27 south coast trunk road providing access east and west and the A22 providing access to the north. The town has rail connections to London Victoria with average travel times of 1 hour 36 minutes. The town has a variety of established industries to include tourism, conferences, trade, retail, healthcare, education, construction, manufacturing, professional scientific and the technical sector.

Eastbourne's population is growing; between 2001 and 2011 it increased from 89,800 to 99,412. The 2011 census shows that the average age of residents has decreased as the town has attracted students, families and those commuting to London and Brighton. In June 2019, the population of Eastbourne was estimated to be 104,042.

The property is located on Birch Road in the established Lottbridge Drove commercial area. The commercial area here extends to approximately 120 acres and the predominant uses are industrial, warehouse, trade counter, vehicle sales (Sui Generis), retail, food and beverage. The property is prominently located on the northern side of Lottbridge Drove on the corner of its junction with Birch Road.

Lottbridge Drove provides access to the seafront approximately 2/3 mile to the south east and to the A22 approximately 1 mile to the north west. The A22 provides access to the A27 and the national road network approximately 3 miles to the north.

Eastbourne town centre and rail station is approximately 1.5 miles to the south west accessible via the A259. As well as the range of retail, food and beverage outlets, there are various vehicle dealerships/workshops/hire shops including Caffyns VW and Volvo, Halfords Autocentre, Birchwood Mitsubish and Ford, Lottbridge Drove used car motoring centre, Hendy Renault and Dacia, Enterprise Car and Van hire.

The location has an established trade counter market with occupiers including Brewers, Howden Joinery, Alsford Timber, Toolstation, Wolseley Plumbing, Screwfix, Brandon Hire and Euro Car Parts.


We understand that the property has been used for many years for production, offices and distribution purposes. We anticipate the established use of the property to therefore be a mix of uses E (commercial, business and service) and B8 (storage and distribution).

The prevailing planning policy is the Eastbourne Core Strategy Local Plan - adopted in February 2013. Within the Core Strategy the property is located within an area zoned as "Economy (Industrial Estates)". Policy D2 of the Local Plan applies which, amongst other things, seeks to:

- Protect against the loss of good quality employment space

- Identify sites and land for employment use to meet the need for 44,430 m2 floorspace in the period to 2027

- Maximise the use of existing employment sites through redevelopment for employment use and increased density on existing industrial estates and the upgrading of existing stock.

Interested parties are advised to make their own planning enquiries.


We are informed that the premises are VAT elected.


The property comprises 3 principle purpose built industrial/warehouse buildings and a 2 storey office block of varying ages which interlink with one another.

To the north, east and south of the buildings are yard/parking areas with 7 different vehicle access points from Birch Road and a further vehicle access point from the south bound carriageway of Lottbridge Drove.

The external yard/parking areas extend to approximately 1.4 acres.

The total site area is 3.48 acres (1.41 hectares).

Business Rates / Council Tax Band

The Valuation Office Agency records show the property to have a Rateable Value of £223,000.


EPC - B (48)

Legal Fees

Each party to bear their own.


The property is offered for sale with vacant possession on completion. Our client intends to vacate the property in early 2023 (date to be confirmed). Our clients preference is to consider offers which enable them to plan for unconditional completion just prior to or simultaneous with their departure from the property.

Unconditional offers are therefore likely to be preferred.
( Agency Pilot Software ref: 4085 )


Location: Alfa Laval Land and Buildings, Birch Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23

Hampden Park (1.2 miles)

Eastbourne (1.6 miles)

Pevensey & Westham (2.1 miles)

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