Anstey Horne

Daylight & Sunlight Dagenham Dock

Daylight & Sunlight Dagenham Dock

Anstey Horne are providing Daylight & Sunlight advice for the regeneration of the former Dagenham Stamping Plant car works site in East London.

Plans to provide 1,550 affordable homes on the Dagenham car plant site were announced by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan last week. The proposed regeneration involves an £80 million grant from the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Programme, which enabled Peabody housing association to acquire the 45-acre site.

The mixed-tenure development will provide homes at London Affordable Rent and for Shared Ownership. We are providing advice on all aspect of Daylight & Sunlight and Overshadowing to support the planning application for the site near Dagenham Dock.

Working closely with the local community, Barking and Dagenham Council, BeFirst and City Hall, Peabody plans to transform the disused site into a vibrant, sustainable neighbourhood that complements the wider regeneration in the borough and creates new connections for local people and businesses.

Location - Daylight & Sunlight Advice Dagenham

The site sits next to Dagenham Dock train station and a short walk from the future site of London’s largest film studio. Three of the City of London’s historic markets are also planning to relocate nearby to a site at the former Barking Reach Power Station. The area is a major growth and investment hub for East London and the Thames Estuary.

This part of London is a large mixed area of old industrial, light industrial sites with three large plots being turned into housing. There are plans for 10,500 homes at Barking Riverside, 3,000 homes at this site at Dagenham Dock and 6,000 homes at nearby Beam Park.

An extensive four-year ground remediation project to prepare the land for housing has seen current owners Europa Capital extract more than 322,000 tonnes of material from the site, 98 per cent of which was recycled..

Construction on the site will start by March 2023, with the aim of completing by March 2028.

Announcing the Regeneration

“Dagenham Docks is one of the most exciting areas of regeneration in London, with this former powerhouse of East End industry set to be comprehensively transformed over the next decade.

“I’m pleased to be continuing City Hall’s partnership with Peabody to build the genuinely affordable homes Londoners deserve. I’m confident that their expertise, alongside the vision and drive of Barking and Dagenham council will deliver a thriving new neighbourhood for east London, whilst paying tribute to the area’s unique heritage.”

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

“The Ford Stamping Plant was and always will be a big part of our borough’s history. The now derelict site will be put to good use, making way for much needed homes for local people.”

“Accelerating housebuilding has always been a priority for us here in Barking and Dagenham, and this is another positive step forward, alongside the 3,000 new homes being built by the Council itself by 2024.”

Councillor Darren Rodwell, Leader of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Client : Peabody

Architect : PRP

Services : Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing

Sector : Residential

Daylight & Sunlight Services

Detailed Daylight & Sunlight Assessments

Masterplanning & Site Optimisation

Maximum Development Envelopes & Optimisation

Façade Analysis & Optimisation

Internal Daylight & Sunlight Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Transient Overshadowing

Hours in Sun for Amenity Space

Climate Based Assessment

Tree Impact Assessments

Radiance Studies

Solar Glare

Solar Panel Assessments

Light Pollution

Expert Witness

Technical adviser to Local Planning Authorities

New British Standard EN17037 View Out Assessment


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Rebecca Chapman

Rebecca Chapman

BSc (Hons) LLB

Senior Director

Rights to Light


Matthew Grant

Matthew Grant

BA (Hons) MScLL

Senior Director

Rights to Light


Stephen Mealings

Stephen Mealings

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Director

Rights of Light + PW