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Commercial building extension, George Street, Richmond

Sheen Lane Developments Ltd

Instructed to provide Daylight and Sunlight services for the development proposals

Georges Street, Bristol

Neighbourly Matters

Rights to Light




Dan Tapscott

Dan Tapscott

The project

St Georges Street is a high street in Richmond comprising hotels, shops, restaurants and residential properties. 9- 10 Georges Street was a two-storey commercial building with an attic loft and a furniture shop on the ground floor. Sheen Lane Developments Ltd acquired the site and sought to construct a series of extensions, maintaining a commercial unit on the ground floor and creating residential units on the storeys above.

Rapleys Neighbourly Matters team were instructed to provide Daylight and Sunlight (Neighbouring & Internal) services on the proposals for this development. This was to assess the adequacy of light available to neighbouring properties and the amount received with the proposed development itself.

Our solution

  • Making use of vantage point access to a property facing the rear of the proposed development, we were able to provide constructive initial advice to the developer and architect from an early stage
  • Compiled a comprehensive 3D model of the site and neighbouring properties. The architect’s proposals were incorporated and our specialist in-house software was applied to the model
  • 3D model findings, commentary and conclusions were presented to the client for onward submission
  • The findings were used in a report submitted to the Local Authority, prosing the development to be a ‘good neighbour’
  • Our input was closely linked with the design process, to ensure changes to the development met the Daylight & Sunlight requirements.

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Partner & Head of Neighbourly Matters – Building Consultancy

Dan Tapscott

Partner – Building Consultancy

Natasha Bray

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