Trafford Design Code

Active Frontage

Making frontages ‘active’ adds interest, life and vitality to the public realm.

This means:

  •  frequent doors and windows, with few blank walls;
  • narrow frontage buildings, giving vertical rhythm to the street scene;
  • articulation of facades, with projections such as bays and porches incorporated, providing a welcoming feeling; and, on occasion,
  • lively internal uses visible from the outside, or spilling onto the street.

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