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42 London Road,
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D1 and Other, Development

12,409 Sq Ft (1,152.8 Sq M)

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  • Situated approx ½ mile from Hailsham town centre
  • Located within a popular residential location
  • Regular rectangular shaped site
  • Potential for variety of uses / redevelopment (subject to planning)
  • Freehold for sale with vacant possession
  • Approx 1.07 acres
  • Offers should be submitted in writing by hand, post or to fludeproperty@flude.com by no later than 5pm on 20th October 2021


Hailsham is an established town with a population of approx 21,000. It has an established and successful town centre with a number of national occupiers to include the likes of Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, Subway, Costa, Boots, Tui, Poundland. The town is well served by road with the A22 Hailsham by-pass easily accessed to the west of the town. The A22 provides access to Eastbourne to the south together with the A27 and the A259 providing east-west access to Brighton to the west and Hastings to the east.
Polegate station is located approximately 3 miles to the south from which there are regular services to London Bridge, Brighton and Eastbourne.


1.07 acre site with roadside frontage and existing buildings of approx 1,153 sq m (12,409 sq ft) in an established and pleasant residential area.
Suit various uses / redevelopment (stp) FOR SALE

Offers should be submitted in writing by hand, post or to fludeproperty@flude.com by no later than 5pm on 20th October 2021


The site comprises a regular predominantly rectangular shaped site located in an established and pleasant residential area approximately ½ mile to the north west of Hailsham town centre.

There are existing buildings on site comprising:

Firstfields - Located to the front and majority of the site comprising a large car park, landscaped areas and a 2 storey building, which has been used historically for training purposes. The building is arranged as a series of rooms which were used for a mix of training, offices, functions, kitchens, WC's etc. There is lift servicing the ground and first floors. Within the car park there is an outbuilding to the south east boundary of the site.

Ambulance station - Located to the rear of the site and accessed via a road within the site running along the north west boundary. The ambulance station comprises parking / yard areas and a building providing stores, workshop, offices, staff room, kitchen, WC's.


Various documents for the property are available on a dataroom accessed from our website to include:

> Title Documents
> Asbestos survey
> ACRP specification
> Utilities survey
> The pre-application and response from the council


We understand that the prevailing uses are as an Ambulance Centre (Sui Generis) to the rear building and as a training centre (D1) to the front building (Firstfields)


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

Legal Fees

Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred.


Following the opening of the Ambulance Service' Make Ready Centre, Hailsham Road, Polegate in October 2016, crews formerly based at Hailsham (and other surrounding stations) now start and end their shifts from the new Make Ready Centre with shifts beginning and ending on a staggered basis to ensure that ambulance cover is maintained in all areas served by the new centre.

Ambulance Community Response Posts, (ACRPs), across the region provide facilities where staff can rest between calls. However, the introduction of Make Ready means that the Trust does not require large stations to store equipment and restock and maintain vehicles.

Hailsham Ambulance Station is therefore no longer required although consideration will be given, as a possible condition of the sale, to a proposal to incorporate an ACRP within any redevelopment of this site at the buyer's cost. This would comprise a self contained facility of circa 450 sq ft, including self-contained toilet facilities and kitchenette and two ambulance parking spaces and 2 car parking spaces - see the drawings prepared for the pre-app for guidance purposes. A specification is also available on request.

It would be expected that the response post would be held by the Ambulance Service on a freehold basis or under a long lease (125 years plus) at a peppercorn.

Offers are invited by informal tender for the freehold inrterest on an unconditional or conditional basis. Offers should be submitted in writing by hand, post or to fludeproperty@flude.com by no later than 5pm on 20th October 2021 and are to include offers for:

a) full vacant possession


b) an ACRP to be included in the purchaser's plans for the property. To be constructed by the purchaser at their cost and to be retained by the Ambulance Service on a freehold / long leasehold basis.

Our clients will consider proposals for a sale on a dual basis with an ACRP included in the development or not.

Tenders should include the following information:

> Confirmation of the amount to be offered for the site
> Full name of the purchaser and details of relevant experience together with
> ID info to fulfil AML requirements
> Proof of ability to fund the purchase
> Time frame for exchange of contracts
> Time frame for completion of purchase
> Proposal for site
> Details of any other matters to which the purchase is subject

The vendors reserve the right to not accept the highest or any offers received.

Rateable Value / Council Tax Band

The Ambulance station (rear building) has a rateable value of £13,000 under the 2017 rating list. We are advised that Firstfields (front building) has been removed from the rating list. Interested parties should make their own enquiries to verify this information

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 has an EPC rating of D

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