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Landmark Westcliff Freehold On The Market For The First Time

A landmark store is set to close and the building, which opened in 1920, is on the market for £1.5million.

Havens homeware and gift store has succumbed to a growing trend towards online shopping and has begun a phased closure of its retail store in Hamlet Court Road.

With a large part of the family business now conducted online, Nigel Havens who currently runs the business with his brothers, Paul and Graham, said: “It is the end of an era and very sad. There is a shift in the way people shop. People pay lip service and say they love to come in our shop but they don’t come in .

“Our online business continues to do well and we will continue to trade online but on the retail side it is time for us to condense the whole thing down.”

The closure will be a gradual process, based upon the level of interest shown in the sale of the building. Mr Havens said: “We will start to use less space and bring everything down to the ground floor and then wait to see what interest there is in the building.

“We are clearing out all our stock and everything must go before the final closure but we don’t have a date for that yet.”

Mr Havens said the family had thought long and hard about the decision.

He said: “It is not a decision we have taken lightly. It is the consumer’s choice to shop in a different way and we have to adapt our service. That’s what we’ve always done. Sadly we now no longer intend to have a retail store.

The most likely scenario for the Havens building is for it to remain a retail store on the ground floor, with flats above.

Dedman Gray have been instructed with the sole selling rights of this fantastic opportunity.

Director, Mike Gray, said: “This certainly is one of Southend’s landmark buildings. It has lots of history and offers an ideal opportunity for somebody wanting something special. The Havens family are planning to occupy the ground floor for the time being. We are beginning to receive inquiries for various types of uses for the building”

Interested parties are advised to contact us on 01702 311111 for further information.

The Co Op Funeral Operations Come To Southchurch Road

Posted in: Commercial, General News

Dedman Gray Commercial are pleased to announce the completion of a new 15 year Lease to The East of England Co Op at 664 Southchurch Road, Southend on Sea. The property will be used for their funeral director operations. The retail space, set at the foot of the newly build Courtyard development, was most recently […]

Airport Business Park Ready For Take Off

We are pleased to announce that Dedman Gray have been appointed as Joint Sole agents for Southend’s largest Commercial Development the town has seen in decades, offering 1,000,000 Sq Ft of Office, Industrial and Hotel Opportunities for both Freehold and Leasehold.

1-18505973llarge-750x01This landmark development covers an area of c. 20.88 hectares, Airport Business Park will be located immediately adjacent to London Southend Airport and just 2.3 miles from the modern passenger terminal building.

Airport Business Park provides a new vision for Southend, supporting the economic prosperity of the local and wider region. It will create employment and deliver a pioneering innovation centre for start-up businesses together with grow on space.

Airport Business Park offers a wide range of business uses including:

  • Office Schemes
  • Industrial Warehousing
  • Hotel Facility
  • Innovation Centre

Airport Business Park will benefit from next generation onnectivity. The site sits adjacent to Europe’s fastest growing airport offering direct services to 22 european destinations.

1-18505971lmedium-550x01Airport Business Park being located within the Thames Gateway, a national priority area for growth and regeneration allowing in the region of £62m of capital investment funding to be identified within the South East LEP Growth Deal and Economic Plan over the next five years for both the A127 and the immediate vicinity of the park.

Additionally, Southend is well serviced by two mainline stations. Central London can be reached in approximately 53 minutes with direct services to Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street.

Further information can be found here.

Dedman Gray Sell Landmark Brentwood Building

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Dedman Gray have completed the sale of this Retail/Office investment opportunity in what is perhaps the Brentwood’s most prestigious landmark building. Arranged over 3 floors, the ground floor comprising 6 fully let retail units with 24 serviced offices above. The opportunity was offered subject to an asking price of £3,850,000.