Jerome Webb Senior Partner at GIA has been instrumental, along with Elizabeth Houghton of CBRE, in writing the new APC Pathway for Rights of Light for which a briefing and surgery session will be hosted by RICS this September
Sam Wallis managing Director of GIA Manchester announces involvement in project managing the strip out and facade replacement works of the former Liverpool BHS store.
Working alongside Falconer Chester Hall Architects and Graham Construction, the project commences this autumn.
This is just one example of the numerous quality developments underway in Manchester and the North at present. Sam and GIA are excited to be working with some of the leading developers, architects and planning consultants in the area. We look forward to bringing the same innovation, expertise and experience to our work in the North, as we have in our 25 years at the forefront of such development advice in London.
Sam Wallis, Managing Partner, Manchester office
Rights Of Light, Daylight & Sunlight, Building Consultancy
T: 0161 672 5101
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GIA are delighted to announce our expansion overseas with the introduction of our new Belfast Office.
The office opening comes off the back of a considerable increase in demand for specialist Daylight, Sunlight and Rights of Light services as construction booms in Northern Ireland.
GIA continue to strengthen new and existing relationships in Northern Ireland through the use of the VU.CITY model, which has been used to great effect by Belfast Planning Committee (BPC). The BPC also recently granted permission for the first phase of the £400m regeneration of the former Sirocco Quays site, situated along the River Lagan in the heart of Belfast.
We look forward to bringing our 25 years of innovation and expertise to Belfast to help local authorities and developers shape the Belfast skyline for years to come.
For more details, please contact
Tel: 02890 918 200
Mob: 07875 467 011
GIA, specialist in rights of light, daylight and sunlight called for a revision of the BRE approach to the issue (which is focused more on suburban development) for dense urban environments in a report published in May last year.
It said: “While it recommends a more contextual approach and setting alternative target values for city centres, urban environments and historic locations, it crucially does not set out what these are.
“In the absence of this guidance, a ‘one size fits all’ approach is taken by many local authorities, resulting in the same daylight/sunlight targets appropriate for a development in suburban locations being applied to developments in central London.
“This impedes London’s ability to make the most efficient use of its land, resulting in low site coverage and greater separation distances between buildings. Most importantly, it hinders London’s ability to deliver the volume of homes that its population needs.”