Abbey Place

We provided Daylight & Sunlight advice to support the re-development of Abbey Place in Greenwich to provide 245 new apartments next to Abbey Wood Crossrail station.

London based developer HUB acquired the 0.4ha site in December 2015. The site aready had consent for a propsed hotel and apartment development. HUB appointed architects ShedKM to further develop proposals for the site.

We advised on the Daylight & Sunlight within the proposed scheme and the impact on neighbouring properties.

Daylight & Sunlight Abbey Place

The first proposals for the site were submitted in September 2016 and featured a 29-storey scheme. Following two public consultations ShedKM submitted an amended planning application.

The amended plans included the proposal to reduce the height of the main block. The revised scheme received resolution to grant planning in October 2017 with the GLA confirming their approval in January 2018.

Dubbed Abbey Place, the project is the Liverpool and London-based architects’ first tower in the capital. At 21-storeys it remains the firm’s tallest building to date. Despite reducing the overall height of the project, the revised plan increased the total number of flats from 208 to 245. It also increased the total commercial floor space from 783m² to 882m².

The additional space has been achieved by making the western building much larger. This extra space came from an additional four floors which were added to the 10-storeys in the original scheme proposal.

Also see our recent project at Lee Bank Business Centre.


Client : Hub

Architect : ShedKM

Planning : Barton Willmore

Structural Engineer : Elliot Wood

Services : Daylight & Sunlight

Sector : Residential & Mixed Use

Daylight & Sunlight Services

Detailed Daylight & Sunlight Assessments

Masterplanning & Site Optimisation

Maximum Development Envelopes & Optimisation

Façade Analysis & Optimisation

Internal Daylight & Sunlight Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Transient Overshadowing

Hours in Sun for Amenity Space

Climate Based Assessment

Tree Impact Assessments

Radiance Studies

Solar Glare

Solar Panel Assessments

Light Pollution

Expert Witness

Technical adviser to Local Planning Authorities

New British Standard EN17037 View Out Assessment

Contact – Daylight & Sunlight Abbey Place

For more information on our Daylight & Sunlight advice at Abbey Place, please give us a call.

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