Anstey Horne

Dering Street

Rights of light Dering Street

We advised on all aspects of Rights of Light for the redevelopment of Dering Street in Mayfair.

This Arts and Crafts building in the heart of Mayfair had been occupied by the same tenant since 1902.

MacCulloch and Wallis had occupied the property at 25-26 Dering Street. They began trading there in 1902, suppling the fashion trade with fine fabrics and trimmings from the same premises between Oxford Street and Bond Street in the heart of Mayfair. When they moved to larger premises in nearby Poland Street, the premises were available for redevelopment for the first time in nearly 120 years.

The building underwent extensive alterations internally, including the demolition and rebuilding of the main stair core to incorporate a new lift. Space within the building was increased by the removal of the existing roof and the creation of an additional floor to provide 3,230 sq ft of office space as well as a mansard extension to create a 3 bedroom flat. The retail on the ground floor was also extended to the rear with the addition of a new extrance.


We advised on all aspects of rights of light, daylight, sunlight and overshadowing to support the planning application for the regeneration of 25-26 Dering Street.

Client : MGPM

Services : Rights of Light, Daylight & Sunlight

Sector :  Retail & Office

Rights of Light Services

Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)

Strategic reporting

Transferred Rights to Light

Rights to Light negotiation & settlement

Rights to Light compensation

Rights to Light insurance

Scheme cutbacks or enhancements

Portfolio management

Laser Survey based full technical analysis

Maximum building envelopes

Expert Witness

Pre-Acquisition strategic advice

Also see details of our recent work at Goodman's Fields.

Further Guidance when appointing a Rights of Light Surveyor

For further information please see our Rights of Light Fact Sheet.

The Government also published a rights to light fact sheet as part of a review by the Law Commission.

With offices in LondonBirmingham, Bristol, CardiffManchesterNorwichPlymouth we are able to provide Rights of Light advice on projects all around the UK.


For the contact details of a surveyor local to you, see our BirminghamBristolManchesterNorwich Plymouth Surveyor details.

For advice on rights of light direct from one of our surveyors, please call our Rights of Light 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 to Light + PW