Trafford Design Code


New Places

Design codes for New Places as defined on the Area Coding Plan


New Places are an opportunity to reverse past design mistakes which have delivered unsustainable and unwelcoming urban environments. A well considered, layered approach should be taken when shaping the development. When planning New Places, a simple layered approach will deliver a successful masterplan outcome which is holistic in its outcome. The New Place should sit seamlessly into its environment, landscape and/or urban setting.


New places are sites which are specifically allocated in the development plan (either adopted or emerging). These ‘New Places’, ‘High Density, High Rise’ and ‘Low Density, Low Rise’ – comprise Pomona, Trafford Wharfside and Trafford Waters which are identified as Strategic Locations in the adopted Core Strategy, the Civic Quarter with its own Area Action Plan, plus the now well advanced New Carrington and Timperley Wedge allocations from Places for Everyone.

Features of new places

  • Gentle densification of local context
  • Range of bespoke house types that reflect context
  • Active travel networks and connected neighbourhoods
  • High quality landscape led development
  • Mixed uses in key locations

All new places case studies

Image shows the Roof Gardens Building in Manchester

The Roof Gardens

The Roof Gardens by Ollier Smurthwaite Architects for DeTrafford Estates. The perimeter block layout and back-to-back  dwellings delivers a site layout which responds to  the

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Timekeepers Square

by Buttress Architects for Muse Developments The development is located in the Adelphi/Bexley Square Conservation Area and the primary aim of the site was to

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Altrincham Town Centre

by Planit IE and Civic Engineers for Trafford Council The use of consistent and high quality materials harmonise the public realmThis is the space between

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Derwenthorpe by Studio Partington for Joseph Rowntree Foundation Derwenthorpe was one of the first large-scale low carbon communities in northern England. Its ‘green’ heating and

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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

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Accordia by Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects, Alison Brooks Architects and Maccreanor Lavington Architects Accordia was the first housing project to win the RIBA Stirling Prize and widely regarded

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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

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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

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The Acres, Timperley

The Acres, Timperley by Trinity Architects (now B2 Architecture Ltd) for LandmarkA building or structure that stands out from its background by virtue of its

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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

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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

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