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Daylight & Sunlight on BTR Scheme in Edinburgh

Daylight & Sunlight BTR Edinburgh

We advised on all aspects of Daylight & Sunlight for the successful planning application of this Build-to Rent (BTR) scheme at Bonnington Road Lane in Edinburgh.

We provided Daylight & Sunlight and Overshadowing advice to support the application for 453 BTR units, which includes 25% affordable housing, which was been approved by Edinburgh councillors last week.

The Bonnington Road Lane development is located on a large site which includes John Lewis’s former depot. The site is in Edinburgh’s Bonnington area, approximately 2 miles north of the city centre. The development is a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, duplexes, and studios. It will benefit from on-site concierge and maintenance staff. The proposals also include communal amenity spaces such as a residents’ lounge, roof terraces, a Bike Café and Workshop and gym.

The proposals by BTR specialist PLATFORM_ also include retail and employment space at ground level which will be available to residents, start-up companies, and other workers. Additionally, the development will create a public pocket park, a new pedestrian priority public street connecting Bonnington Road Lane and Anderson Place, and will replant 80 additional trees across the site.

Daylight & Sunlight BTR Edinburgh

A spokesperson for PLATFORM_ said :

“We are very pleased to have received approval for our high-quality Build-to-Rent scheme at Bonnington Road Lane.

“The development will offer residents flexibility on a wide range of housing needs. The project will support the delivery of regeneration within the local area.

“Our key aim is to create quality, sustainable, and responsibly managed properties and we are looking forward to delivering this for Edinburgh. We will continue to update the community as the project develops and look forward to working with our partners across Edinburgh to deliver this exciting development.”


Client : PLATFORM_

Architect : JM Architects

Planning : Turley

Services : Daylight & Sunlight, 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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With offices in LondonBirminghamManchesterBristol, NorwichPlymouth we offer expert advice on sites all around the UK.

For further details of our daylight & sunlight advice at Bonnington Road Lane in Edinburgh please give us a call.

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Simon Hill

Simon Hill


Senior Director

Building Consultancy


Tony Leishman

Tony Leishman


Senior Director

Building Consultancy