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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.

Dedman Gray Sell The New Empire Theatre

Posted in: Commercial, General News

A FORMER theatre which has stood empty for eight years has been sold to an Asian investment firm, the Echo can reveal. A company based in Hong Kong has snapped up the New Empire Theatre, in Alexandra Street, Southend, for around £750,000. It comes a year after an arson attack at the 120-year-old building saw […]

Dedman Gray Sell Landmark Brentwood Building

Posted in: Commercial, General News

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.

Last chance to sell before end of the year

Posted in: Auction News, General News

We release our eagerly awaited auction catalogue on Wednesday 12th November. There’s still time to enter a property or parcel of land for our next Essex Auction – we are accepting instructions right up until Friday 7th November close of business More and more buyers are targeting Auction sales as their primary source for new […]

Essex Auction House wins 2014 NAVA Award

Posted in: Auction News, General News

We at Dedman Gray Auction, are delighted to receive the NAVA Community Award for 2014 and that the judges recognise our contribution to local events. As a company we regularly support Essex based and national Charities lending our skills as auctioneers to fund raising events ensuring that we get the best prices for lots offered […]