This chapter is intended to apply to range of building uses including, but not necessarily limited to the following uses:
- Warehouses and storage
The scale of development covered by the Design Code in this chapter is wide ranging and will apply equally to small scale developments and large scale developments.
Functionality is also paramount to ensure building and spaces around it are utilised in the manner with which they were intended and it should not be sacrificed for the sake of maximising the floor area. New proposals should not simply repeat what has come before, but seek to innovate and improve the surrounding environment wherever possible. This should be done through their design, orientation, siting and landscape treatments.
Successful design solutions will vary according to the buildings use and location, whether it be town centre, retail or industrial parks.
Features of commercial and non-residential buildings
- Mix of uses
- Nursery of creche facility to support offices
- Open plan spaces
- Internal and external landscape
- Green roofs and walls
- Natural ventilation