This was a challenging Daylighting project based in South West London. The design team needed to come up with a solution to maximise natural daylight to the proposed nine new flats within a Grade II listed building. The main challenge was that the building was deep and daylight levels were restricted by existing window openings that could not be altered. Brooks Development Practice worked with Cowper Griffith Architects to create a scheme that used roof lights and light wells to bring the daylight into the centre of the building. This achieved good daylighting levels to the majority of rooms assessed and met BR 209 recommended guidance values, meaning the flats would be able to enjoy natural daylight making the rooms feel warm, bright and cheerful.
“Brooks Development have provided invaluable support on the difficult task of achieving exemplar daylighting levels for a major refurbishment of an existing Grade II listed church project in SW London. They worked closely with our scheme architects, Cowper Griffiths to develop the residential layouts to achieve far better daylight levels than the initial concept allowed. They also showed considerable flexibility on fees and on how the commission was undertaken through an unpredictable period for the project. We would certainly use them again or point others in their direction.”
David Clare from Habitat for Humanity GB Homes
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