The seaside village of Cockenzie is located 13 miles east of Edinburgh and is one of a cluster of settlements on this particular stretch of East Lothian coastline. Longniddry and Prestonpans are all in close proximity with Port Seton its nearest neighbour.
Cockenzie Business Hub enjoys prominent roadside frontage on the north side of Edinburgh Road, close to the junction with East Lorimer Place. It benefits from good access to the A1 trunk road with the nearest junction only 1 mile away.
Following the closure of nearby Cockenzie Power Station in 2013, the area has begun to go through a period of economic change with a new energy park proposed for the former power station site. Also, within the next decade, up to 6,000 new homes and community facilities are planned for the former Blindwells Opencast Mine less than a mile from Cockenzie.
Public transport, meanwhile, is widely available with regular bus and rail services. The train stations of Longniddry and Prestonpans are located within 3 miles and 2 miles respectively offering regular rail services to Edinburgh Waverley.
The subjects comprise a building of traditional sandstone construction with a slate pitched roof arranged over two floors, with a central atrium and car parking to the front and rear.
Dating back to 1865 the building was originally Cockenzie School and this history of education is emphasized by some of the features such as the high ceilings enjoyed in the suites. The building extends to approximately 7,055 sq ft capable of accommodating up to 20 enterprises in business suites of varying sizes.
The ground floor suites are configured off a central corridor which leads through to a bright and airy central atrium with stores and WC facilities set off to the side. The upper floor consists of further offices, a large meeting room, tea prep and further WC facilities.
The business suites are suitable for a variety of uses and current occupiers include: Heavy Sound CIC, Demi's Florist, Greentrax Recordings, Helen Fairgrieve, Zoe Jack, Andrew Crummy, Funki Fingers, and Asbestos Surveys and Advice.
Following a recent inspection of the premises we calculate the approximate net internal area of the building to be approximately 7,055 sq ft.
The following is a schedule of the accommodation currently available:
|Floor||Suite||Size (sq ft)||Rent PCM|
|Ground||10 (store/workshop)||269||NOW LET|
The majority of suites contain electric storage heaters, power sockets, data boxes and modern lighting. Most rooms also benefit from new double-glazed sash and case windows.
The business suites are available for lease on a 3 year term.
The rental sought is £15 per sq ft per suite, inclusive of utilities and building services.
All costs will be subject to VAT at 20%.
There are 13 car parking spaces to the front and rear of the building available on a first come first served basis.
Additional unrestricted parking is available on School Lane and Edinburgh Road.
Due to the current multi-tenanted use each suite is listed individually in the Local Assessors Roll. Interested parties are invited to make their own enquiries in this regard via the Scottish Assessors website (www.saa.gov.uk).
Occupiers may be eligible for rates relief through the Small Business Bonus Scheme if the combined rateable value of all their business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less.
The property is served by mains electricity and water. Utilities are included in the rent but are subject to a fair usage policy.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Available on request.
VIEWING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
By appointment through the sole letting agent, Allied Surveyors Scotland plc.
Iain Mercer 0131 357 4455
- Highly attractive business suites only 13 miles east of Edinburgh City Centre
- Located in popular seaside commuter village
- 2 suites currently available
- Suitable for variety of business uses including office and leisure
- Only 1 mile from A1 trunk road junction
- Close proximity to Longniddry and Prestonpans train stations
- 13 off road parking spaces