West End Green Residential Glare Study

London W2, United Kingdom

West End Green

IES Consulting were commissioned to investigate the potential for solar glare brought about by the proposed West End Green mixed use development in London.

The potential for reflected solar glare or dazzle from the glazed façades of the development was assessed using Virtual Environment module RadianceIES for selected view points around the proposed development. This assessment is based on the assumption that in an urban environment moving traffic represents the biggest risk factor and so viewpoints were selected accordingly.

For the seven viewpoints considered around the proposed development, key junctions and adjacent roads, the analysis found some possible occurences of glare that would be experienced at some of the tested locations within their field of view.