Workshop or Unit Space in the Colchester /C05 Essex Area For Rent ??

Thread in 'Other Chat' started by Trickysadd, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Trickysadd

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    Hi ,
    I am thinking about renting a unit close to where I live for a few months. This is due to the 4 car garage I have at home needing some serious maintenance / changing into the workshops I need !!


    In the meantime Ive started looking around the CO5 post code area.


    So I thought I would post here initially just in case any one wants to rent me some space in their garage/industrial units, or would want to go together in renting somewhere ?

    I don't like cold and leaks , I can get that in my barn , so I'm looking at empty newish build units on secure estates or farms. I am needing space for 3 maybe 4 cars ( 1 drift , 1 race , 1 MGB !) and large tool chests etc and would look to work on the cars whilst they are there. Maybe even let a mechanic friend of mine use it to subsidise the rent.

    There seems to be a lot of empty units about, but I'm struggling to find ownesr etc at the moment and I dont really want to go through an agent !


    Anyway , drop me a pm if you are interested or know of anywhere.

    Rich
     
  2. Damien

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    I have a good place I use for car storage in colchester on a farm... think its co4 postcode. As for workshop space you'd need to speek to him, however car spaces are £20 pcm each. It's not warm but it's dry and secure and private.
     
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    Sounds promising.Thanks.
    I would have thought by now I would have had a few suggestions. I used to use a little workshop /barn on a farm in Arlesford on the way to Clacton , but thats a 25 minute drive . Ideally a newish unit with power and light etc for 6 months would be good. But needs to be Colchester town centre or garrison side, or out where I live near Mersea island.
    I am willing to pay for it , up to a few hundred a month, but just want to avoid going to estate agents to begin with.

    Looks like that may be my only route though. I'll google CO4 and pm you . Thanks for the info though mate.

    Rich
     
  4. Martin P

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    Hi

    Could you pm me the info in the place you had in Alresford please As I live near there and I'm looking for work/storage space.

    Thanks
    Martin
     
  5. Trickysadd

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    Hi Martin,
    Until I have somethingelse sorted I am holding onto that as a worst case option as I trust the farmer 100%.
    I'll have a word with him though and if he has anything else I'll pm you.

    Can't believe how difficult it is to find somewhere !
     
  6. Trickysadd

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    Ok looks like Ive found somewhere, between Colchester and Mersea. Brand new units nice and secure. Have some choice of space and at the moment hes looking at around £400 per month plus rates for a 1000 sqft or so.
    I have no idea if this is good or bad but he is open to negotiation. Its a secure compound with security cameras and lights, power / water etc etc.

    Is that good or bad ?
     
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    ur asking people with no money if 400 quid a month for storage is good or bad?
     
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    What are you weeping on about mate. There is another thread on here where several of the guys are paying a similar amount for units in Scotland . I am merely asking whether or not anyone in the South is renting and if the amount I am being quoted is fair. I am not an estate agent but yes I do have some money. Thats because I work hard.

    If you want to troll my thread thats fine but arent you insulting a lot of people on here by assuming they have no money. I would never do that.

    So unless you have anything slightly intelligent to add , just fuck off.
     
  9. Martin P

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    Doesn't sound bad for the size of the unit, you should only have to pay electric and water as your Not a business you should be able to claim exception from business rates on the unit.

    If you could let me know about the unit in Alresford when/ if your ready to move out I may well be interested in taking it over.
     
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    Sounds like a good find tricky! Top work! :nod:

    Thread seeking missile launched using Tapatalk on my Galaxy S2, like a boss.
     
  11. steve m50 turbo

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    hi tricky
    do they have anymore units as i live in colchester and am looking for a new workshop.
    thanks
    Steve
     
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    Hi Buddy,
    I'll have a chat with the land lord and see what his plans are. I may be moving into a bigger unit ,how many square feet are you after ?
     
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    probably the same as yours or a bit smaller if he has any?
     
  14. Mike w

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    Hi all apologises for posting on a very old post. But like the op I'm looking for a similar sized unit around Colchester to start to work on a couple drift cars. Would greatly appreciate if anyone knows somewhere or someone that would be amazing looking to pay around 450-500 ish.

    Thanks very much
     
  15. Trickysadd

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    After sharing with a welder who was a mess and just covered everything in grinding dust , I moved everything home . I have been looking around Hadleigh for about a year now , but anything cheap is a non starter as most have been burnt by "non paying , skint " car enthusiasts, I get told by agents and the farmers barns are either dirty dusty or insecure. I've invested well over £50k in my soarer race car so far and I don't want it to go backwards ! ( Hadleigh is having a mini crime wave at the moment with teenagers )
    The only option are modern units on industrial estates. Prices are good in Ipswich , but you are looking at £5-700 / month plus rates and bills.

    Basically what I've done now Is have a large barn built in my garden. The car then gets looked after by a prep company for any large work.

    The money I saved over the last 2.5 years on a unit paid for an oak cartlodge.

    I admit that its no help if you don't have space, but I guess what I am saying is think hard whether you actually need a unit.

    R
     
  16. Etypephil

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    Hi Mike, likewise apologies to any bored by this.
    I am also looking for retirement project space around Colchester; I know of some units generally available in Coggeshall, at that sort of figure, which is more than I can justify. I would be interested in a share expenses and experience arrangement with another enthusiast, if somewhere suitably sized and priced can be found.
    Phil
     
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    Of no use to the guys in Colchester etc. but i found my workshop (again on a farm) in the classified adds in a newspaper, its a very cheap for the amount of space i have (I've got 2 cars in there as well as a space to chill which would fit another car and a separate room which would fit a 4th car or a few bikes) a lot of farmers will rent out old barn space I've found.
     

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