BWB have a wide range of experience in providing Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing Assessments for both new and existing developments. Internal daylight is important to occupants of buildings as it affects their wellbeing and the quality of sunlight on an outdoor amenity space can improve the usability of the space.
Impact assessments are required to support planning applications for major developments in London in accordance with The London Plan and are increasingly being requested to support planning applications in urban areas across the country. Our approach to impact assessments ensures we apply industry guidelines in a flexible manner to suit the development's urban context when appropriate. We highlight potential concerns at an early stage of design and work with the design team to provide mitigation measures which are integrated fully with the design intent. We have experience of providing both standalone reports and Environmental Statement Technical Chapters.
Our Building Physics Consultants take a proactive approach to maximising daylight and sunlight within rooms such as apartments, classrooms and offices. We actively engage with architects to influence the size and shape of rooms and to develop the facade design in a holistic manner which adds value directly to a project. Our approach to facade design allows daylight to be maximised whilst balancing the constraints of heating energy bills and overheating concerns.