Rare warehouse and office HQ up for sale in West Sussex

August 7, 2019

A rare mix of warehouse and office space has come to market for sale off the A23 near Burgess Hill as Friday Media Group seeks relocation to Brighton.

Situated on a self-contained site spanning 3.65 acres at Sayers Common, 11 miles north of Brighton, FM House is a freehold opportunity with over 20,000 sq ft of industrial space and 16,610 sq ft of modern office space available.

Picture of the interior of the office space at FM House

The facility was purpose-built for tech services provider Friday Media Group, in 2000. As the firm’s services have become increasingly digital it no longer requires the warehouse aspect of the facility and is seeking a move to offices in Brighton with the help of Crawley-based property consultants Vail Williams. 

Meanwhile Vail Williams’ acquisition and disposals team, alongside Graves Jenkins, have been appointed to market FM House for sale seeking offers in excess of £5.5 million. 

The secure, gated site is situated just off the A23 trunk road between Brighton and Crawley, with the A2300 to the north linking Burgess Hill. 

Max Perkins, surveyor at Vail Williams, said: “FM House is very accessible off the A23 between Gatwick Airport and Brighton, making it the ideal opportunity for owner-occupiers seeking a new HQ for their business in a strategic location. 

The property, which is just 17 miles south of Gatwick airport, comprises a two-storey office with a link bridge connecting to the warehouse premises.

The air-conditioned office is open plan with various meeting rooms, a feature atrium staircase and fully equipped gym.

The warehouse benefits from a 6.64 metre eaves height and mezzanine with a large loading yard. The self-contained site benefits from a secure gated entrance and landscaped grounds with ample parking provision and has redevelopment potential, subject to planning.

Leasehold opportunities of the whole site will be considered at £430,000 per annum.

Interior of the warehouse space at FM House

Vail Williams has been retained to acquire approximately 10,000 sq ft of modern office space in the heart of Brighton for Friday Media Group, as it seeks to be amongst the city’s growing number of digital and technology businesses. 

Speaking of the move, Joe Kidger, Managing Director at Friday Media Group, said: “We’re excited to be relocating into the heart of Brighton which has become a true hub of digital and tech innovation. The city is awash with digital and technology events and networking opportunities, which together with the talent coming out of the University of Sussex and the support of Wired Sussex, makes it a great place for us to locate our growing business.” 

The tech specialists which focus on helping businesses to grow using digital technology, were founded in 1975. The company now employs around 200 people across six offices in Sayers Common, Preston, Barcelona, Pembroke, Miami and Bangalore. 

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