Anstey Horne

Westferry Printworks

Daylight Sunlight Westferry Printworks

We provided advise on all aspects of daylight & sunlight for the Westferry Printworks redevelopment.

Situated on the water’s edge on the Isle of Dogs, the site occupies almost 15 acres.

Originally a timber and grain yard, the site fronts onto the Millwall Outer Dock, designed by Sir John Fuller and constructed by John Aird & Co in 1868.

The former printworks, built in the mid-1980s, had been operated by the Northern & Shell group until 2011 when the activities relocated to a media hub in Luton.

The plans for the site, drawn up by PLP Architecture will see the creation of 700 new residential properties (140 of which will be affordable housing). Also included in the mixed use development plans are a 1,200-space secondary school, a community centre, creche, sports and healthcare facilities.

There are also plans for commercial office space and a mix of independent retailers, restaurants and bars. The site has been designed to allow up to 75% of the land to be used for beautiful open spaces and waterside walks. This includes two new parks and a new south facing dockside waterfront promenade.

By creating over 1,500 new homes, the Westferry Printworks development will provide a significant contribution to London's housing targets.

Explore our other daylight & sunlight work at Woodberry Down.


We advised on all aspects of daylight, sunlight and overshadowing to support the planning application for Westferry Printworks. The buildings range from 4 to 30 storeys. Our extensive experience of modelling and analysing daylight and sunlight impacts has allowed for optimisation of the massing on site whilst maximising amenity.

Client : Northern & Shell

Architect : PLP Architecture

Planning Consultant : DP9

Services : Daylight & Sunlight

Sector : Mixed – Residential & Commercial

Also see our recent work at Wembley 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 provide expert advice on sites all around the UK.

Also see our article on the importance of accurate Daylight & Sunlight advice.

For more details of our daylight & sunlight advice at Westferry Printworks, please contact :

For advice on Daylight & Sunlight direct from one of our surveyors, please call our Enquiry Line on 020 4534 3138.

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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