Daylight and sunlight studies

Natural light is fundamental to our basic wellbeing. As we push the scale and space boundaries of urban design, ensuring balanced access to light is more challenging than ever.

A key requirement of planning will be an over-shadowing analysis – how a proposed development will impact daylight and sunlight on existing adjoining and adjacent buildings. Equally, for the comfort of building users, how can building design be optimised to maximise access to daylight and sunlight whilst minimising the risk of overheating?

Addressing these questions at concept stage means we can influence the architectural design of a building at the earliest opportunity. By refining the building massing and utilising mitigation strategies such as glazing and fenestrations, we find the balance to maximise performance across each design criteria to help you secure planning permission.

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Daylight and sunlight studies

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