Trafford Design Code

Elevation and Proportion

Murray’s Mills, Ancoats

Murrays’ Mills, Ancoats by Field Clegg Bradley Studios Originally built in 1798, the industrial complex comprises two parallel 7-8-storey mills linked by a more recognisably Georgian administrative building. A new-build residential building completes the courtyard, which has been transformed from an abandoned canal turning basin to a landscaped garden.   Source: Architecture Today   Map …

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Hammond Court

Hammond Court by MAE Architects Hammond Court is a 43 dwelling mixed tenure residential scheme. The estate regeneration project replaces a series of unpopular 1970s buildings. The architecture offers a carefully crafted, high quality place to live rather than one of novelty and sensation.   The design takes inspiration from the surrounding Warner Estate’s popular …

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Ely Court

Ely Court by Alison Brookes Architects for Catalyst Housing Ely Court is a 43-dwelling mixed-tenure regeneration scheme within Phase 1b of London’s South Kilburn Estate Regeneration masterplan The scheme demonstrates the ability of a Local Authority to lead the process of enlightened city building, by commissioning and delivering housing of the highest caliber to integrate …

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Brentwood Locks

brentwood Lock West, London by Duggan Morris Mixed tenure housing along the waterfront, forming part of a five-year project to breathe new life into the area   Following a successful competition in September 2011, Duggan Morris, Riches Hawley Mikhail and Karakusevic Carson were selected to collaborate and progress phase one of a wider masterplan by …

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Botanical Avenue, Trafford

Botanical Avenue by Tim Groom Architects for Investar The proposal which fronts onto Talbot Road and sits adjacent to the Victorian Villa responds to the rhythm, proportions and level of detailing of the streetscape of which it sits in. We did not want to replicate the exact details found on the Victorian Villa but instead …

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ARC, Sydney

ARC, Sydney by Koichi Takada Architects for Crown Group Arc is made up of two 26-storey, 80-meter high towers. The mixed-use residential project includes 135 apartments, 86 boutique hotel rooms, cafes, restaurants and a retail precinct. It was erected on a 1,447-square meter site at 161-165 Clarence Street and 304 Kent Street in Sydney. The …

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Portobello Square

Portobello Square, London by PRP Architects for Kensington Housing Trust (part of the Catalyst Housing Group) PRP was appointed by Catalyst Housing Ltd. for the redevelopment of the estate through a masterplan proposal to include up to 1,000 new homes with affordable dwellings making up over 50% of the total. The design objectives were to …

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Kings Crescent

Kings Crescent by Karakusevic Carson Architects and muf art/architecture Kings Crescent Estate in Stoke Newington, North London is a major estate renewal project which combines renovated council homes, new buildings and important civic uses within a people-focused public realm strategy. Designed in close collaboration with local people, the project forms a vital part of the …

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Photograph of the Excelsior Works building in Manchester

Excelsior Works

Excelsior Works by Tim Groom Architects for Mulbury City The building occupies a pronounced location on the corner of Hulme Hall Road and converges upon a change in topography along the Bridgewater Canal. Our aim was to design a building that celebrates the area’s history and utilises the Site’s views along the canal.  By virtue of …

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Photograph showing the Warehaus project by OMI Architects


Warehaus by OMI Architects for GW Developments Within the Ancoats Conservation Area the development comprises of the restoration of an existing historic mill building and two new buildings. The new buildings are distinctly contemporary but draw inspiration from the existing warehouse, resulting in characterful elevations, while ensuring the buildings sit comfortably in the setting. View …

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