Friars Court, Lewes

20th January 2017

Brighton commercial agents, Oakley, have announced that they have been appointed alongside Savills and Wright Silverwood to act on behalf of developers Quora, in the letting of these new ground floor units.

This impressive high quality building sitting on the site of the former Lewes Magistrates Court has been designed to sit comfortably in the existing historic Lewes street scene but bring modern design convenience to the market.

Friars court now offers three large ground floor restaurants/retail units of approximately 3,200 sq ft each (33sqm), sitting below a new 60+ bed Premier Inn. Each unit has the potential for outside seating and benefits from an 80 space public car park immediately to the rear.

Unit 2 has recently been let to independent chain AQUA, who specialise in modern Italian cuisine and was founded in Bristol.

Friars Court offers an unrivalled opportunity for a bespoke restaurant or retail unit in the heart of Lewes a stone's throw from the High street and a 5 minute walk from Lewes Station.

Lewes is a prosperous market town in East Sussex and is located approximately 6.5 miles east of Brighton just off the A27. Being the County Town of East Sussex and the only town located in the South Downs National Park, Lewes has been voted as being amongst the best places to live in Britain (Source – Sunday Times). Furthermore, it is estimated that there are over 3 million annual tourism day trips to the Lewes District every year. Lewes is famous for its bonfire celebrations and is home to Lewes Castle and Anne Of Cleeves house and benefits a higher than average consumer spend.

Friars Court is therefore perfectly located to benefit from both the resident population and the tourist influx together with the occupiers of the 60+ bed Premier Inn Hotel directly above the development.

Commercial director Steve Harvey said:

“Having been appointed in November of last year, we are already in discussion with a number of potential occupiers for these units which appeal to both restaurateurs and retailers alike. I would encourage potential occupiers to contact me as soon as possible as we expect to be agreeing terms with occupiers over the next few weeks”.

Steven can be contacted on 01273 645772 or


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