We provided advice on all aspects of Rights to Light for this redevelopment in York Road
The York Road project was unusual. Rather than living accommodation above a retail base there is a three storey Volkswagon garage and showroom on the lower floors, with residential accommodation above.
Named the Podium, the automotive accommodation forms just that - a giant podium - and the residential courtyard starts at level three.
The residential units are arranged around a courtyard, with the accomodation carefully arranged to allow penetration of light and views between blocks. Two tall and two smaller slabs st on the podium and the resultant garden space between them also offers framed views. While the height is limited the forms of the taller elements are carefully stepped to create a skyline.
Due to the location of the site is on a heavy trafficked route in South London, the elevated living accommodation is an ideal solution sitting above traffic noise and with views to the river.
The development will see the construction of 192 apartments and 3,500 sqm of showroom and workshop.
Client : Lindon Homes
Architect : GRID Architects
Sector : Mixed Use
Rights of Light Services
Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)
Transferred Rights to Light
Rights to Light negotiation & settlement
Rights to Light compensation
Rights to Light insurance
Scheme cutbacks or enhancements
Laser Survey based full technical analysis
Maximum building envelopes
Pre-Acquisition strategic advice
Also see our recent work at Walsingham House.
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.
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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