Residents address the looming issue of high-rise developments

Following the Irish government’s relaxation of building heights, overshadowing and ‘right of light’ are becoming an important consideration for developers and other key stakeholders

4th April, 2021
Residents address the looming issue of high-rise developments
London’s skyline with the famous Walkie Talkie building, the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater at sundown along the river Thames

Recent plans for seven-storey plus developments in suburban areas has sparked increased activism by property owners concerned at the risk of overshadowing, loss of sunlight and devaluation of properties or that they may face increased heating costs due to loss of heat from natural sunlight.

Addressing problems of overshadowing is a speciality of GIA Surveyors, a surveying and design consultancy which has expanded into the Dublin market. It already has offices in Belfast, London, Manchester...

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