Sherlock Street, Birmingham

Expertise Provided: Air Quality Consultant and Odour Consultant

Project Period: 2020

Project Type: Residential-led Mixed-use


Due diligence and client focused support provided

Air Pollution Services was commissioned to undertake the air quality assessment and odour assessment in support of the full planning application for the Sherlock Street development in Birmingham.

Project Outline

A full planning application was submitted for the demolition of all existing buildings and the erection of a residential-led mixed-use development including residential apartments (Use Class C3), ancillary internal residential amenity space, flexible ground floor floorspace to be used as commercial, business and service (Use Class E), drinking establishments, and / or hot-food takeaway (Sui Generis), access, car and cycle parking, landscaping, public realm, and all other associated works on land bound by Sherlock Street, Bishop Street and Hurst Street.

Our Services

  • Air Pollution Services acted as the air quality consultants for the planning application.
  • Air Pollution Services acted as the odour consultants for the planning application.

Our Role

Our air quality assessment focused on the potential impacts upon future users of the development, ensuring they will receive air quality below the national objectives, with the main local concerns being emissions from road traffic, background levels and the effects of restrictions to pollutant dispersion due to the local streetscape massing.

Our odour assessment included a review of the light industrial units in the local area and a detailed investigation into two units with large stacks which were potential sources of concern. After contacting the operators and owners of the units it was determined that the risks of odour effects and potential for subsequent complaints was very low.

Our Value

  • Provided client-focused support to ensure all concerns were addressed and explained in a clear and concise manner.
  • Undertook the assessment with due diligence, identifying potential sources of concern and taking the initiative to use our great communication skills to overcome the issues quickly.