THE Brighton businesses currently for sale include shops, pubs, offices and car garages - to name but a few. 

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s lives but as business owners struggle to make ends meet amid the pandemic - more and more properties have become available. 

Even before covid-19 took hold, the highstreets were seeing a decline and there were a record number of empty units. 

In 2019 there was a net closure of 9,169 retail premises across the UK, according to the latest statistics. 

With more and more of us working from home and the need for an expensive office depleting, lots of commercial office space has also come on the market. 

On a more positive note, now could be the ideal time to make that dream business a reality. 

Here are five of the commercial properties for sale in Brighton right now: 

The Griffin, BN2 


The Argus:

The Griffin is a nine bedroom guest house that has been recently refurbished and is located on St James Street. 

Nestled amongst a variety of shops, cafe's and bar's this property is well situated for holidaymakers as it's close to the seafront and Brighton Palace Pier. 

The property dates back to around 1780 and offers seven well-presented en-suite bedrooms with an additional family suite with two bedrooms and a shower room.

There is a conservatory with adjoining kitchenette and utility on the first floor with access to a south and west facing terrace. 

On the ground floor is a breakfast room with an open plan kitchen. 

The owner's accomodation is on the lower ground floor and is described as spacious with a sitting room, small patio, two bedroom's an en-suite and a separate bathroom and kitchen. 

Clermont Church- Cumberland Road - BN1


The Argus:

Described as a rare opportunity, this church building with beautiful original features in Preston Park has joined the market.

Clermont Church is currently vacant and there is planning consent for conversion to six apartments across two storeys (plus mezzanine level).

Built by local architect J.G.Gibbins in 1877-78 this church was originally a Congretionalist Chapel. 

6 New Road - BN1 


The Argus:

This vacant restaurant, previously Oki-Nami, is available in a popular city centre location. 

Benefitting from a premises license and split over three floors this property could be an ideal investment.

There is opportunity to convert the upper parts of the building for an alternative use, subject to planning permission. 

For more information visit Rightmove.

27 Duke Street - BN1


The Argus:

This property on the northern side of Duke Street is arranged over five floors with the current retail unit being let on a five year lease. 

The upper floors and basement are described as suitable for conversion into offices or residential dwellings - subject to planning permission.

The ground floor is currently being leased for £33,000 per annum with a mutual break option in 2021. 

For more information visit Rightmove.

Queensbury Arms - BN1


The Argus:

Formerly known as “The Hole in the Wall” this two storey pub dates back to 1837 when it was a fisherman’s haunt.

Retaining much of its Victorian charm and character the property is reputed to be the smallest in Brighton. 

Close to the seafront the pub is wet-only trade and has a classic two bar interior. 

On the market for the first time in 22 years The Queensbury Arms has been a managed house as the owner lives elsewhere. 

The manager has built up a good local and returning clientele from across the country and is well connected with theatres and hotels.  

What businesses would you like to see in Brighton? Let us know in the comments.