Goodman’s Fields

We provided advice on all aspects of Rights of Light for the development at Goodman’s Fields

The proposed development is a mixed use scheme on a seven acre site near Aldgate in the City of London.

The development will provide 900 new homes, student housing, a hotel and shops, restaurants, office, a one-acre park and new community space. The first phase of the scheme was completed in 2016, and when fully complete will consist of seven towers up to 24 storeys.

Plane for the scheme were drawn up by archiects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. Their design consisted of a simple structural grid. This was to allow for future changes of use (residential space of all types, offices, other workspace and shops) within and between buildings. 

The grid layout also allowed for a series of new public spaces and streets in the scheme. This approach improve permeability through the development, reconnecting and integrating with the existing street pattern.

The first phase of the development was completed in 2016 and final phase completed in 2020.


We advised on all aspects of rights of light, daylight, sunlight and overshadowing to support the planning application for Goodman’s Fields.

Client : Berkeley Homes

Architect : Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Services : Rights of Light, Daylight & Sunlight

Sector :  Mixed Use

Rights of Light Services

Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)

Strategic reporting

Transferred Rights to Light

Rights to Light negotiation & settlement

Rights to Light compensation

Rights to Light insurance

Scheme cutbacks or enhancements

Portfolio management

Laser Survey based full technical analysis

Maximum building envelopes

Expert Witness

Pre-Acquisition strategic advice

Also see details of our recent work in Dering Street.

Further Guidance when appointing a Rights of Light Surveyor

For further information please see our Rights of Light Fact Sheet.

The Government also published a rights to light fact sheet as part of a review by the Law Commission.

With offices in LondonBirmingham, Bristol, CardiffManchesterNorwichPlymouth we are able to provide Rights of Light advice on projects all around the UK.


For the contact details of a surveyor local to you, see our BirminghamBristolManchesterNorwich Plymouth Surveyor details.

For advice on rights of light direct from one of our surveyors, please call our Rights of Light Enquiry Line on 020 4534 3138.

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  • Rebecca Chapman
  • Matthew Grant
  • Stephen Mealings