As one of the longest running estate agents in Lancing we are sure that our extensive local knowledge and depth of experience is exactly what you need to make sure that your property transaction goes as smoothly as possible.
We’ve been in Lancing since 1988 and our new office here in the very centre, near to the station, is ideally placed for both sellers and buyers to drop in & chat about their property requirements. Our friendly team is available 6 days a week – if you’re passing, why not drop in for a coffee?
Jacobs Steel Estate Agents in Lancing
Chris went above and beyond everyone else involved in our purchase (solicitors/ surveyors/ mortgage advisor). Everything was made clear and easy to understand & the whole experience would have been 100x more stressful without Chris’ support & advice.
Chris went out of his way to contact solicitors on both sides to speed their performance up. Considering that I was the buyer I was always treated with courtesy and respect from everybody on the team. A great office and a lovely team.
Jacobs Steel Estate Agents in Lancing
Jacobs Steel Estate Agents in Lancing, West Sussex first opened in 1988. It was our third office and was originally managed by Derek Steel. We have a friendly and professional team that are dedicated to making sure that our customers achieve the very best prices in timescales that suit their needs.
Lancing is situated on the south coast between Worthing & Brighton; it has a population of about 18,000 and approximately 9,000 residential properties. It is often called England’s largest village, mainly because it does not actually have a town hall.
Generally, when people talk about Lancing, they are also including Sompting Village (sometimes called South Sompting), North Sompting (which is up on the South Downs), South Lancing (which is the bit between the A27 and the seafront) and North Lancing (again on the South Downs hillside). In the area as a whole there are over 12,500 properties and 27,000 residents.
Although recently renamed as Brighton & Shoreham Airport, the aeroplanes you’ll see taking off and landing actually are using a runway that comes under the Lancing postcode – BN15. The Brighton & Hove Albion training ground is located to the east of Lancing at the end of Mash Barn Lane.
Transport is one of the key elements that is making Lancing so popular with people looking to buy on the south coast. If you are on the platform at the right time in the morning you can be in the centre of London in a very reasonable time, making Lancing a viable option for commuters! With the A27 only just up the road, access to the whole of the south coast, Worthing, Brighton and beyond is a snap. Even Heathrow and Gatwick are within easy reach via the A24, A23 and M23.
A Short History of Lancing
Much of the land now given over to housing was originally taken up by family-run market gardening businesses growing fruit or flowers for the Brighton Market or Covent Garden in London. In the 1800s and up to the World War II, the largest businesses were Sparks who grew fruit, Young’s who produced carnations, Nash’s who cultivated grapes and chrysanthemums that were grown by Frank Lisher.
In 1849, the West Coastway Line came to Lancing. The train station that opened here eventually lead to the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway Company to locate its wagon & carriage works in West Lancing in 1908. With the consolidation of the railway companies after the Second World War, often referred to as The Beeching Axe, the carriage works was closed in 1963 and was given over to the Churchill Industrial Estate, commonly known as Lancing Business Park.
Schools in Lancing
Education in the area is good at all age groups with a selection of primary schools, a notable secondary/ senior school and a renowned independent school.
There are three primary schools:
- Seaside Primary (formerly Freshbrook First School & Thornberry Middle School),
- The Globe Primary (formerly The Willows First School & Oakfield Middle School), and
- North Lancing Primary School.
The local secondary or senior school is The Sir Robert Woodard Academy; it is a mixed comprehensive of around 1,100 students from ages 11–18. It was formerly called The Boundstone Community College.
Lancing College is located in the north-east of the parish on the slopes of the South Downs and is not only a renowned independent school but also a major landmark visible for miles around.
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