Trafford Design Code

Landscape and Nature

Mayfield Park

Mayfield Park by Gillespies and Studio Egret West for Mayfield Partnership Mayfield Park brings nature and green open spaces right into the heart of the city, while unearthing a river hidden for 50 years and bringing it back into public use. Located adjacent to Piccadilly Station the wider project will transform a previously derelict part …

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Sovereign Square Park, Leeds

Sovereign Square Park, Leeds by Re:Form Landscape Architecture Sovereign Square is the first public realm project in the centre of Leeds for a generation, and is an integral part of a wider masterplan vision from Leeds City Council to regenerate the South Bank Area. Ultimately connecting the city centre to the future park centre. The …

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West Gorton Park, Manchester

West Gorton Community Park by  BDP, Arup and Groundwork for Manchester City Council West Gorton Community Park is the first of its kind in Greater Manchester. Informally titled the “sponge park” for its contribution in helping to tackle climate change, the  space is brimming with nature–based solutions that blend effortlessly as features in the landscape …

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Bonn Square, Oxford

Bonn Square, Oxford by Graham Massie In retaining that which is essential and of historic value, and by folding a taut sandstone surface over its currently fragmented extent, the resultant space achieves a spatial clarity and a dialogue with the material fabric of Oxford, while multiple surface textures allows for a subtle patterning and articulation …

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Aarhus residence, Denmark

Aarhus residence, Denmark by CEBRA  when designing these new apartment buildings in aarhus, denmark, CEBRA architecture began with one of the most important spaces for a community: the street. the project draws from the history of the neighborhood and samples distinctive architectural elements from the surrounding urban context. the result is a community of 146 residences that feels cozy, welcoming, and …

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Brick House, Birmingham

Brick House, Port Loop, Birmingham by Glenn Howells for Urban Splash The 43-acre site of the Port Loop masterplan is circled by historic canals – the Birmingham Canal Old Line and the Birmingham Canal – and lies 15 minutes’ walk along tow paths from the city centre. The new homes, designed by Glenn Howells Architects …

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Airfields, Deeside

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 …

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Aura, great kneighton

Aura, Great Kneighton by Tate Hindle for Countryside Properties Aura is an example of how good new housing communities can be if a local authority put all their effort behind them and refuse to accept the disappointing norm. It is developed on land owned by Cambridge City Council who have been working for more than …

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Acton Gardens

Acton Gardens by Alison Brooks Architects for Countryside Properties This £500m masterplan for the 2600 home, 40-acre regeneration of the South Acton Estate was won by ABA and HTA for client Countryside Properties and L&Q in 2011. The scheme re-connects the Estate to the wider neighbourhood with traditional tree-lined streets, a central urban square, unified by …

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