Trafford Design Code

The Airfields, Deeside

Sitting at a low level, with marginal falls, and alongside the river Dee, this former Airfield site was developed through a landscape-led approach that placed the landscape infrastructure, and drainage strategy at the heart of the development, with large swales running through the open space elements of the scheme and defining the layout of the subsequent commercial, residential and industrial land parcels. The swales and system of connected ditches slowed and effectively stored water run-off from the new development.

(Source: Barnes and Walker)


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