Highgate 9

Highgate 9

First floor brick built office with internal staircase

The brick-built unit is entered via the iron staircase at the front of the building in Tomtits Lane. One large room with fitted kitchen and toilet.

Rents and rates


£368.07 per week

£1595 per month

£19,140 per year 




£29.21 per week

£126.59 per month

£1519.12 per year

Total costs

£397.28 per week

£1721.59 per month

£20,659.12 per year

Dimensions and planning use

Dimensions 38ft 9in x 22ft 6in includes kitchen/toilet area

There are plenty of power points.  It is rated by the Wealden District Council for B1 use: “B1 Business - Offices (other than those that fall within A2), research and development of products and processes, light industry appropriate in a residential area.”

Total rental area: 870 sq ft or 81sq mts

Rateable area 81 square metres / 870 square feet. Rent is £22 per square foot

Facilites and services

Highgate Works was originally the builders’ yard of the once well-known H&E Waters company whose business failed in 1991.  The original roof-lines of the old ramshackle yard, half a mile south of the two Forest Row roundabouts, have been retained in a complete rebuilding of the old timber structures that survived for most of the twentieth century. 

Highgate 9 was the main packing room of First Impressions, the mail order giftware company.  The packing tables are retained but can be easily removed if required.


Both rooms are fitted with hard-wearing contract black carpet.


Sink with draining board, 2 electric hot plates, fridge, fire blanket, towel dispenser, several cupboards.


Toilet with wash basin, mirrored bathroom cabinet and soap dispenser.


@£36.63 per square metre. Multiplier for 2023/2024 is .512. You may check the rates on the website of The Valuation Office: www.2010.voa.gov.uk. The billing authority reference number is Ba120501152270

Water and Waste Water

This is covered by Meter Number: 240 002 200 634 in Tomtits Lane. Water £2 pcm.   Waste Water £3 pcm.

Waste Collection

£26 per month (£6 per week) covers the use of one quarter of the 1100 litre blue waste-bins on wheels in the lane.

Car Parking

Reserved for your exclusive use, car space rental is on top of basic rent/rates. Each space is £1 per day (£365 per annum).  There is usually space available in Tomtits Lane or on site for use of casual visitors.  Additional reserved car spaces are occasionally available at £30.42 per calendar month.


Billed quarterly by the landlord at end of Mar/June/Sep/Dec. The meter numbered 40 positioned immediately opposite the entrance, measures exact units consumed.  Electricity is currently (June 2023) billed by E-on and you pay 51.25 pence per unit; also each tenant pays the agreed daily standing charge of 30p per day.


A deposit of £1800 is returned if at the end of any agreement the premises are returned in the same decorative condition as at the start of the term. There are no legal fees.


A charge of £70 inc VAT is made to cover cost of providing FOUR permanent engraved signs for the entrance doors, the car park and the lane.


Aviva provide cover.  The cost £13.25 per month or £159 per annum.  Contents are NOT insured.  External repairs; pathway and road maintenance; gutters and leaf clearance; all the responsibility of the landlord.  The tenant is responsible for all interior decoration.  The office will be clean and recently decorated and a deposit will be retained to ensure that the premises are returned in the same decorative order they were in at the start of the tenancy.


Two business references (and previous landlord where applicable) will be required.


No dogs or pets are allowed at Highgate Works out of consideration for the welfare of all who have business here and our residential neighbours.


Payment is by Standing Order. An example: If the tenancy starts on January 1st, the initial payment (three months' rent in advance) will cover rent up to the end of March.  First payment by standing order on February 1st will pay rent for April.