Magpies 2

Magpies 2

To Let

Light Industrial Unit to let 

Rents and rates


£144 per week

£624 per month

£7,488 per year 






£19.99 per week

£86.65 per month

£1,039.80 per year

Total costs

£163.99 per week

£710.65 per month

£8,527.80 per year

Dimensions and planning use

Dimensions 20ft x 31ft 2inches

There are plenty of power points.  It was oringinally 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''. This class has now been revoked and is covered by the more broad E class. Please check your required usage would fall within this class. 

Total rental area: 624 sq ft or 58sq mts

Rateable area 58 square metres / 624 square feet. Rent is £12 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.

The building is now called Magpies and is divided into three units, each fitted with stainless steel sink units.


Altro Walkway “Whale” heavy duty welded vinyl floor covering.


There is no seperate Kitchen with this unit but the unit is fitted with a stainless steel sink.


The accommodation has no ptoilet. There are facilities opposite P J Autos Garage. Both male and female toilets are cleaned and provided for regularly


@£36.63 per square metre. Multiplier for 2023/2024 is .512. You may check the rates on the website of The Valuation Office: 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 and Waste water is charged at £18 pcm.

Waste Collection

£30 per month which 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 14 positioned immediately opposite the entrance, measures exact units consumed.  Electricity is currently  billed by Smartest Energy and you pay 30.00 pence per unit; also each tenant pays the agreed daily standing charge of 30p per day.


A deposit of £1500 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 £14 per month or £168 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.