Daylight & Sunlight

Assessing the Daylight & Sunlight available to a proposed building is key to delivering high quality developments in increasingly dense urban areas throughout the UK.

Carefully considered design can help mitigate the impact on surrounding areas, whilst maximizing the development potential of a site and the delivery of good quality daylight and sunlight for future occupiers.

With one of the most experience teams in the UK, we advise the developing party, potentially affected neighbours and local planning authorities that are reviewing such matters.

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Local planning authorities will typically require a formal report to support a planning application, setting out the impact to existing neighbours, as well as the quality of daylight and sunlight within the proposed dwelling.

Our specialist services and analysis help translate planning requirements into pragmatic design advice. Our 3D model of many UK cities, including London & Birmingham helps us to calculate the daylight and sunlight context in the local area, allowing for the adoption of alternative target values.

We report with reference to the guidelines published by the BRE, as well as the latest British Standard for Daylighting EN17037.

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

Light Pollution

Expert Witness

Technical adviser to Local Planning Authorities

New British Standard EN17037 View Out Assessment

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