Southdowns was commissioned by The Edition Group to prepare an air quality assessment for a proposed mixed-use development, located adjacent to Deptford Creek at Norman Road in Greenwich.
The new multi-storey apartment comprises 129 residential dwellings above a shared amenity area on the second floor, commercial spaces on the first floor, café and co-work spaces on the ground floor and parking facilities at basement level. Proposals included the demolition of existing commercial and residential units.
Development proposals had to demonstrate that cumulative dust impacts from construction activities and the adjacent concrete mixing plant would not affect the health of nearby sensitive receptors and would not introduce new inhabitants into an area of existing poor air quality.
Baseline monitoring was undertaken in winter and summer months over a six month period to establish dust levels in the area, to demonstrate compliance with one of Greenwich Council’s planning conditions.
The results of the air quality assessment showed that there was a medium risk of dust effects during demolition and construction phases, when evaluated in accordance with the principles of best practice guidance.
The results of this assessment also showed that plans for limiting parking spaces and cycle storage space, and the installation of local air source heat pumps would reduce the impact on local air quality.