Anstey Horne

Lancaster Street

daylight sunlight student accomodation birmingham city centre

We provided Daylight & Sunlight advice on this 40m x 40m site which is earmarked for a new student accommodation scheme to sit amongst several tall buildings in Birmingham city centre.

Standing at 24 storeys, on the corner of Lancaster Street and Lawson Street, near the ‘Learning Quarter’ of Eastside, this development will provide a total of 556 student bedrooms, comprising a total of 115 studios and 441 multi-bed apartments.

This south-west facing scheme is 23 floors in height and houses 549 students in a mix of unit types ranging from studios to nine-room clusters.


We were appointed to provide daylight and sunlight services for this scheme.

Our CAD team prepared a 3D model for technical analysis for planning submission. We produced impact results to the neighbouring properties and prepared overshadowing images.

We also assessed light within the proposed accommodation and reported these for submission as part of the planning application which was successful.

Client : Reuben & Morgan

Architect : DCSK Design

Services : Daylight & Sunlight

Sector : Student Accomodation

Also see our recent work at Snow Hill Wharf in Birmingham, as well as our work in Wembly link.

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


With offices in LondonBirmingham ManchesterBristol Plymouth we are able to provide expert advice on sites all around the UK.

For more details of our daylight and sunlight advice on this student accomodation scheme in Birmingham, please contact :

For advice on daylight & sunlight direct from one of our Birmingham surveyors, please call our Daylight & Sunlight Enquiry Line on 0121 667 9902.

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Stephen Mealings

Stephen Mealings

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Director

Rights of Light + PW


Alexa Cotterell

Alexa Cotterell


Senior Director

Building Consultancy