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36-38 Friars Walk,
East Sussex,


5535 to 22816 Sq Ft (514.2 to 2119.61 Sq M)


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.


Town Centre, three storey office building with 64 on-site car parking spaces. Suitable for office/training/educational and medical uses.
Available to let as a whole or floor by floor.


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.

The property has the following approximate NIA:

Ground floor Offices 5,535 sq ft 514.20 sq m
Reception 255 sq ft 23.68 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


A new Use Classes Order (UCO) came into effect on 1st September 2020. Under the new UCO a new Use Class E was introduced to cover commercial, business and service uses. Use Class E encompasses A1, A2, A3, B1 and some D1 and D2 uses under the former UCO. We therefore understand that the premises benefit from Class E 'Commercial Business and Service' use within the Use Classes Order 2020.

Interested parties should make their own planning enquiries and satisfy themselves in this regard.


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

Legal Fees

Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred.


The premises are offered by way of a new full repairing and insuring lease for a term to be agreed, either as a whole or on a floor by floor basis. The guide rent being £15.00 per sq ft per annum exclusive. VAT will be applicable to the rent. If the premises are let on a floor by floor basis the landlords will introduce and operate a service charge for common internal and external areas.

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 (

Energy Performance Rating

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

Key Contacts

Contact Photo

Ed Deslandes

01273 740396