Trafford Design Code


Plan and Layout

Scale and Form





Servicing and Plant

Commercial and non-residential buildings



The materials used for a building affect how well it functions and lasts over time. They also influence how it relates to what is around it and how it is experienced. Materials should be practical, durable and attractive. Choosing the right materials for the site’s context will ensure new development fits harmoniously with its surroundings.

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Examples of quality commercial building materials

Office  building materials

School building materials

Examples of cladding materials and application

Industrial cladding examples

Office building cladding examples

Commercial material case studies

Regatta HQ

by Fletcher Rae Architects and One Environments for Regatta The conversion of an existing industrial warehousing into the  corporate head offices, provided an opportunity to

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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-useA well-integrated mix of different

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Harris Academy, Sutton

Harris Academy, Sutton by Architype for London Borough Sutton The pioneering Harris Academy Sutton is the UK’s first Passivhaus secondary school and the largest Passivhaus

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Permeable paving options