White City

We advice on all aspects of Daylight & Sunlight at White City for a residential led masterplan for this prominent 10.4 acre site in West London.

The site is opposite the former BBC Television Centre and adjacent to Westfield Shopping Centre. Formerly occupied by a Marks & Spencer warehouse, the 4.2 hectare (10 acre) brownfield site will be transformed into a residential neighbourhood set in a new 4 acre public park called White City Green.

The mixed-use development for St James provides 1,845 multi-tenured homes over an active ground floor of commercial, business and leisure space, integrated within a parkland setting.

Bounded by rail lines on three sides, the masterplan forges new connections both over and under the rail infrastructure, looking beyond redline boundaries to stitch together the adjoining media, academic, retail and leisure uses into a cohesive neighbourhood.

Daylight & Sunlight White City

St James commission Patel Taylor to draw up plans for the scheme. Set within 10 acres of land of which about 70 per cent is open space. Three building types — ‘pavilion,’ ‘mansion,’ and ‘skyline’ — will house a mix of one- and two-bedroom homes. The ‘skyline’ and ‘pavilion’ buildings will have their own distinctive characters. The ‘mansion’ buildings are envisaged as high-quality townscape structures. A range of building heights, some rising to 30-storey pinnacles, direct users to the park.

The project also introduces new connections to the site. These include a link over the Central Line underground, providing access to the Television Centre to the west. There’s also another link to Westfield shopping centre just south. 

Explore more of our projects and news on Daylight & sunlight, including a project at Wembly Link, as well as an insight into how a misleading daylight and sunlight report led to development plans coming to a halt.


We advised on all aspects of rights of light, daylight & sunlight and overshadowing to support the planning application for White City.

Also see our recent project at Pottery Lane.

Client : St James

Architect : Patel Taylor

Services : Rights of Light, Daylight & Sunlight

Sector :  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 White City

For details of our specialist Daylight & Sunlight surveyors near you see our LondonBirminghamManchesterBristol, Norwich Plymouth office details.

For more details of our daylight & sunlight advice on the White City masterplan please contact :

For advice on Daylight & Sunlight direct from one of our surveyors, please call our Enquiry Line on 020 4534 3138.

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  • Rebecca Chapman
  • Matthew Grant
  • Stephen Mealings