Walsingham House

We provided advice on all aspects of Rights of light for the redevelopment of Walsingham House.

The existing building was originally constructed in 1929 to a design by Howard Souster.

The building in the heart of the City of London is situated opposite the Grade I listed St Olave’s Church, near the Tower of London.

The site falls within an area protected by the GLA’s London View Management Framework. This protects views from the north bastion of Tower Bridge towards the Tower of London. Careful consideration of the proposed massing was required to ensure the proposals remained within the constraints of the protected view.

The interior of the building was demolished, with the Portland stone façade being retained. New piled foundations were created to enable the construction of a steel frame structure. Two additional floors were added to the existing eight storey building, nearly doubling the internal office space to 65,000 sqft.

The retained façade was cleaned and restored. To achieve a targeted BREEAM Excellent rating, ISG upgraded the glazing with high-performance units sympathetic to the original art deco window designs. The two additional floors feature curtain walling and contemporary Portland stone cladding.


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

Client : KHI Holdings Group

Architect : John Robertson Architects

Services : Rights of Light, Daylight & Sunlight

Sector :  Office

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 our recent work at The Residences in Birmingham.

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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Team members shown:

  • Rebecca Chapman
  • Matthew Grant
  • Stephen Mealings