calfordseaden’s Rights of Light team was instructed to provide a preliminary rights of light assessment of the impact on daylight to the surrounding properties in connection with the proposed development of the Irish Cultural Centre.
The proposal was to demolish the existing two storey building and construct a part five, part seven storey building with the cultural centre at ground and first floor and residential units above.
Our initial approach came from the owners of one of the adjoining properties who were concerned that there would be a significant loss of daylight to their property. A rights of light report had previously been commissioned and completed by another consultant however a full detailed analysis was not carried out. We produced a 3D model to complete our analysis using the survey information and proposed drawings were provided. When we ran our analysis it showed that whilst the adjoining properties would suffer a loss they were considered to not be substantial.