Centre House, White City

We provided advice on all aspects of Rights to Light for the development of Centre House in White City.

This proposed residential development will provide 527 homes and 10,000 sqft of space for Imperial College London, lining a new public route to Imperial’s White City Campus.

Centre House acts as a gateway between Wood Lane Underground Station and the new White City Living quarter. The plans for the development were drawn up by Pilbrow & Partners. The proposal consists of a low-rise podium forming a long, sweeping crescent which defines a new north south pedestrian route. The route connects Wood Lane underground Station to the emerging Imperial College Masterplan.

The scheme was submitted for planning in October 2018 and received approval in March 2019. All of the existing buildings on the 1.4 acre site will be demolished and replaced with two buildings of 22 and 32 storeys.

Preparatory works started on site in late autumn 2020, with construction due to commence in 2021. The first new homes are expected to be completed by 2024.


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

Client : St James Group

Architect : Pilbrow & Partners

Services : Rights of Light, Daylight & Sunlight

Sector :  Residential

Rights to Light Services

Initial Site Appraisal (Legal & Technical)

Strategic reporting

Transferred Rights to Light

Rights to Light negotiation & settlement

Compensation Calculations & Budgets

Light Obstruction Notices (LONs)

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 work at Fabrick Square 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 more rights of light projects and news, please check out our news section. Read our case study on the rights of light court case Scott v Aimiuwu.


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  • Rebecca Chapman
  • Matthew Grant
  • Stephen Mealings