Daylight Spaces Design Guidance

This document is one of 3 guides commissioned by Trust Housing Association in Scotland recognising the changing future needs of an ageing population and changing best practice and design principles for older people housing. It reflects the desire by Trust to invest in its existing housing for the benefit of current and future tenants.

This paper sets the context for the provision of and access to daylight spaces within older people housing developments. It considers urban setting, relationship between building and outdoor space, outdoor activities and their benefits as well as increasing daylight and access to daylight indoors.