Birmingham’s tallest residential tower achieved planning consent in December 2017. The 42-storey skyscraper is to be built on Broad Street, Birmingham City Centre. The £183 million scheme by Private Rented Sector developer Moda Living will contain 481 apartments, 3,200m² of office space, shops and leisure space featuring a 200m outdoor running circuit.
BLDA Consultancy successfully delivered the Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing analysis and report required to support the planning application, allowing full planning consent to be achieved.
Completed in 2016, Hale Village in North London was a £400 million affordable housing scheme which has provided over 2000 homes with integrated sustainable technology. The scheme has gained multiple awards such as ‘The Most Innovative Affordable Housing Scheme 2014’ and received a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’ making Hale Village one of the most successful residential developments in North London.
BLDA Consultancy successfully provided Planning Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing advice for the Hale Village scheme which addressed both the internal and external impacts of the scheme which led to full planning consent being achieved.
Lyminton Avenue was a £13.6 million re-development project in the Wood Green area of North London. The scheme involved the demolition of dilapidated prefabricated houses and commercial buildings and replacing them with a mix of 66 affordable rent and shared ownership properties.
BLDA Consultancy were instructed to undertake an analysis of the design at the planning stage of the development in order to assess the Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing impact on to existing residential properties and existing amenity spaces surrounding Lyminton Avenue, allowing full planning consent to be achieved.
Completed in 2011, Alberta House, also known as ‘Streamlight’ was designed by BLDA Architects and consists of a tower and two neighbouring blocks containing a mixture of social and private housing that totals 133 apartments, all meeting an Eco-Homes rating of ‘Excellent’. The scheme stands to the immediate west of New Providence Wharf and Ontario Tower only a short walk from the Blackwall DLR station.
BLDA Consultancy initially provided Rights of Light advice followed by Planning Daylight and Sunlight advice which addressed both the internal and external impacts of the scheme allowing full planning consent to be achieved.
Completed in 2011, the Creekside development in south-east London aimed to regenerate a predominately industrial area of London into an affluent area to live. The site is located on a section of land close to the Deptford Creek in Greenwich. The project consisted of three residential apartment blocks with the lower levels providing units for small local businesses.
BLDA Consultancy worked closely with the design and development team to provide specialist advise on Rights of Light and Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing matters subsequently leading to planning consent.
Mayfair Chambers, Central London
Completed in 2014, the Mayfair Chambers building is located in the heart of Mayfair and consists of six high quality new build residential apartments of 1700 sq. ft. each.
BLDA Consultancy were appointed as the Building Owner’s Party Wall Surveyor to administer the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 in relation to the proposed works. BLDA Consultancy duly served party structure notices to relevant adjoining owners in accordance with the Act. BLDA Consultancy prepared and successfully agreed Party Wall Awards amongst numerous high profile adjoining owners, including the Grosvenor Estate, allowing construction of the building to quickly proceed.
The development is situated on a 48,563 sqm peninsula in Stratford, London. The scheme includes 1,600 residential units and 20,000 sqm of office space all in close proximity to the DLR and Crossrail transport links.
BLDA Consultancy were involved in providing the client and design team with specialist advice on Daylight and Sunlight matters. A shadowing analysis showing the effects of the scheme on any surrounding buildings was also undertaken as part of BLDA Consultancy’s appointment. BLDA Consultancy successfully delivered a supporting planning report which played a significant role in the scheme gaining planning consent.
New Providence Wharf is a 33,000 sq m development currently under construction. Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, the development includes the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, the 31-storey Ontario Tower, and the 41 storey Providence Tower which collectively contain 260 apartments and elaborate amenity spaces such as Riverside Park.
BLDA Consultancy provided expert advice on Daylight and Sunlight matters considering the effects of Ontario Tower and its impact upon the existing surrounding residential buildings, as well as assisting with the internal design of towers with respect to daylight amenity, allowing full planning consent to be achieved.
Located around the Royal Victoria Dock, Pump Tower forms part of the Quays plan which is a £1.2 billion area transformation scheme which aims at creating over 9,000 jobs and an estimated £3 billion of economic benefits to London.
BLDA Consultancy were instructed to administer the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 in relation to provisions under Section 2 of the Act. BLDA Consultancy also assisted in the successful planning application for the Pump Tower development by providing expert advice on Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing matters, and assessing the impact the proposed development would have on existing residential properties and amenity spaces surrounding the development site. Advising the design team in such matters allowed full planning consent to be achieved.
Located along the riverfront in Greenwich, Enderby Wharf development is currently under construction and aims to offer high end residential apartments overlooking London’s Charney Wharf. The development includes London’s first dedicated cruise terminal in Central London, designed to accommodate medium sized cruise ships from around the world.
BLDA Consultancy’s involvement in the development of Enderby Wharf was to provide design advice which aimed to look at the potential impact of the scheme with respect to Daylight, Sunlight, Overshadowing and Artificial Lighting. The basis of the assessment formed two integral chapters in the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Enderby Wharf development, subsequently leading to a successful planning application.
Barrier Park is located in East London, adjacent to the Thames Barrier, a short distance from London City Airport. The development, which is currently in its last phase of construction, is a large mixed-use development comprising between 750 and 780 residential dwellings and up to 1,014 square metres of retail space overlooking the Thames Barrier.
BLDA Consultancy carried out a detailed analysis of the proposed apartments, assessing the internal rooms to each proposed building to determine the Daylight adequacy levels. BLDA Consultancy undertook a Shadow Path Analysis, using specialist 3D modelling software to accurately simulate the Overshadowing impact of the proposed scheme. BLDA Consultancy’s delivery of a supporting planning report subsequently led to a successful planning application.
Currently under construction, the Creek Road development occupies a prime location in central Greenwich and consists of residential and commercial use. The scheme will provide 83 high quality contemporary apartments and mews houses, along with a number of boutique shops and cafes.
BLDA Consultancy provided expert advice on Rights of Light in relation to nearby existing properties. BLDA Consultancy also assisted in the successful planning application for the Creek Road development by providing design advice on Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing both on the impact on existing residential properties and amenity spaces surrounding the development site, as well as within the proposed scheme itself. BLDA Consultancy’s delivery of a supporting planning report subsequently led to a successful planning application.
Completed in 2016, Wapping Riverside development contains 37 luxury and contemporary apartments overlooking the River Thames in London Docklands.
BLDA Consultancy were appointed as the Building Owner’s Party Wall Surveyor to administer the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 in relation to the construction works. BLDA Consultancy duly served party structure notices on the neighbours who comprised numerous residential owners as well as Wapping Railway Station. Party Wall Awards were diligently agreed between the various neighbouring owners. Scaffold licenses were also swiftly negotiated with the neighbours authorising the contractor to progress with construction so deadlines could be met.
Goodluck Hope, Leamouth Peninsula South
Linked with the Leamouth Peninsula North scheme, the Goodluck Hope development aimed to assist in the revitalisation of the London Docklands. The scheme includes 804 new homes, 2,000 sqm of commercial space and the restoration of a Grade II-listed Orchard Dry Dock.
BLDA Consultancy provided their knowledge and expertise of Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing matters to determine the impact levels within the scheme itself and the level of impact the proposals may have on the existing surroundings. BLDA Consultancy successfully delivered a supporting planning report for the planning application.
Completed in 2009, 4 Mastmaker Road is located in the heart of the London Docklands. The development is built up of luxurious apartments with integrated sustainable technology such as a Combined Heat and Power system and biodiverse roofs.
BLDA Consultancy undertook Daylight and Sunlight assessments considering impacts within the proposed scheme itself and the effect of the proposals on the existing residential buildings to the west of the site. BLDA Consultancy also undertook a shadowing study, simulating the possible effects the proposed towers may have on surrounding amenity areas. BLDA Consultancy’s analysis and report played a significant role in the scheme gaining planning consent.
The New Capital Quay development is a waterside village development in Greenwich which offers high end apartments with a range of luxury facilities and amenity spaces.
BLDA Consultancy were instructed by the client to undertake Rights of Light, Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing assessments to enable the New Capital Quay development to meet the necessary common law constraints and planning requirements. BLDA Consultancy’s delivery of specialist advice and reports subsequently allowed the design of the scheme to take shape and led to the scheme gaining planning consent.
Baltimore Wharf was completed in 2010 and is situated in London Docklands offering over 1000 residential units over a land area of more than 27,000 square metres. The development is now home to an established, thriving community of people who enjoy living in one of London’s premier waterfront developments.
BLDA Consultancy prepared an Environmental Statement (ES) as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a complex planning application. The assessment aimed to identify the Daylight and Sunlight impact of the scheme on to the environment including nearby residential properties. The assessment also looked at levels of Daylight and Sunlight to the new residential dwellings within the proposed residential blocks. BLDA Consultancy delivered a supporting ES Chapter, leading to planning approval.
BLDA Consultancy acted as Expert Witness in a County Court case relating to Rights of Light and Party Wall matters whereby the claimant, an owner of a top floor residential apartment, was provided with an expert opinion on the implications of the developer’s proposals which were to develop a top floor extension at a neighbouring apartment which would block a side window to the claimant flat, blocking out natural light to their living room and hallway. Following BLDA Consultancy’s opinion report, the claimant successfully secured damages against the developer as well as the reinstatement of the subject window.
The Owen Street development is derived from the Great Jackson Street Development Framework and is a large scale residential housing scheme in Manchester. The scheme has enabled 1508 homes across four tower blocks to be constructed, one of which being the second largest residential tower in the UK standing at 201m high.
From instruction, BLDA Consultancy undertook extensive Daylight, Sunlight and Rights of Light assessments in order to direct the design team to find a balance between meeting the Daylight and Sunlight criteria at the town planning stage and resolving issues surrounding Rights of Light. Through careful design, and following BLDA Consultancy’s expert advice, full planning consent was achieved.
Snowhill, located in Birmingham City Centre, and was a £200 million project, consisting of a three-phase development which now houses blue chip tenants such as the UK’s biggest transport investment, HS2. The scheme is the largest office development that is currently being constructed outside of London and aims to be completed in 2018.
For Phase 3, the proposed Towers of the development, BLDA Consultancy undertook an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) addressing Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing impacts. BLDA successfully delivered the Environmental Statement (ES) allowing full planning consent to be achieved. BLDA were also appointed to undertake a Rights of Light review upon surrounding commercial and residential properties, and to administer the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.
Sharp Street scheme successfully gained planning consent in 2006, and consists of a 28-storey tower comprising 367 self-contained residential units located in Manchester’s City Centre.
BLDA Consultancy carried out Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing studies for the planning application, whereby the studies assessed the impact of the Sharp Street scheme onto existing surrounding buildings and open spaces, as well as the adequacy of the proposed residential apartments. Through assisting the design team, BLDA Consultancy’s shaped the scheme into one which would achieve planning consent.