Definition of frontage in English:



  • 1The facade of a building.

    ‘ivy draped the whole frontage of the building’
    ‘the station, with its two-storey stuccoed frontage’
    • ‘Each shop has double height glass frontages and a mezzanine floor.’
    • ‘Chester has a railway station to the North East of the city centre, designed by Francis Thompson with an impressive Italianate frontage dating from 1848.’
    • ‘Planning officers have recommended approval providing the attractive frontage of the building is safeguarded.’
    • ‘Curtains draped along the glass frontage keep out the vestiges of daylight, a pre-requisite of all good clubs.’
    • ‘The frontages are too narrow and the plots are often too deep.’
    • ‘If planners give the project the go-ahead, the Helmsley Group will start 12 months of work on giving the building a new frontage as soon as Network Rail moves out.’
    • ‘With the exception of Bergins all buildings have rendered frontages.’
    • ‘The junior school was built in 1882 and many people would like to see the building or its frontage saved.’
    • ‘He decided to retain the two-storey Classical frontage of the existing building, restoring it faithfully and reconstructing the entrance hall.’
    • ‘Entrance will be through the listed building frontage on Burgh Quay.’
    • ‘Except for Memorial Hall, with its frontage carrying engraved names of the local heroes of the Second World War, the place was most suited for the carnival.’
    • ‘‘You can see for yourself the grand frontages and colonnades are facade, the dirt shows through,’ Giles concluded.’
    • ‘In August last year, the poor state of the frontage of the building was brought under scrutiny again when a piece of the wood and plaster fascia fell off, narrowly missing a pedestrian.’
    • ‘By retaining the frontage of the building, it was suggested that the site has the potential for a three-storey office building of approximately 1000 square metres.’
    • ‘The Assize Courts building, dates from 1835 and boasts one of the finest neo-classical frontages in Wiltshire.’
    • ‘The restaurant is not difficult to find, being almost opposite the Pattaya Driving Range on Third Road, and is painted a bright red colour with a well illuminated frontage on the building.’
    • ‘Production designer Simon Elliott and his team built new frontages onto existing buildings and the existing cobbles could be used without alternation.’
    • ‘But he welcomed the four and two-bedroom buildings, which have frontages made almost entirely of glass to make the most of the sun's heat, as they will conserve power and use renewable energy.’
    • ‘The traditional Chinese shop house has a very deep plan with narrow frontages.’
    • ‘A new modern frontage and entrance hall were incorporated along the Suffolk Street end to help reinvigorate the district's shopping appeal.’
    face, facing, facade
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    1. 1.1 A strip or extent of land abutting on a street or water.
      ‘the houses have a narrow frontage to the street’
      mass noun ‘the house is set in parkland with river frontage’
      • ‘The site forms the last plot in the building frontage and adjoins open country and the Green Belt.’
      • ‘The landscaped site incorporates over 660 feet of water frontage, seating areas and a riverside walk.’
      • ‘The fire broke out in the lower floors of one of the seven-storey Cowgate tenements close to South Bridge, and went on to engulf buildings with a street frontage stretching almost 100 metres.’
      • ‘The regular shaped site has 25 metres frontage to Ravensdale Road and there is only a two-storey administration office block and a garage on the site.’
      • ‘Next will continue to occupy its Stonegate premises and Classics, the ethnic artefacts, clothing and jewellery shop would continue to occupy Blake Street frontages.’
      • ‘Although the couple own the frontage to their 500-year-old home, there are highways rights over it, council lawyers have told them.’
      • ‘These are questions which it is easy to avoid in the rush to acquire a water frontage, but they do not go away.’
      • ‘The land has 560 metres frontage to the Tullaroan Road and is within 1,250 metres of the city centre.’
      • ‘Also, retail or service establishments were required to occupy at least half of the building frontage along the space.’
      • ‘The agents are quoting a guide price of €5 million for a 0.37 acre development site with frontage to Townsend Street.’
      • ‘The flats would be several blocks, creating a new frontage to the River Wandle, rising to 12 storeys.’
      • ‘The brief required the reuse of a rather dull office block and an understanding of the needs of the twelve rapidly changing user groups, all on a sloping site with public frontages to both street and park.’
      • ‘We will be able to widen the frontage to provide a better road through, to improve the situation considerably, and the road will possibly be made up as part of the scheme.’
      • ‘The same two bidders were engaged in battle for the smaller one-acre site with extensive frontage to Claremont Road.’
      • ‘The property has a narrow frontage to Lees Lane.’
      • ‘The land will include some frontage to Alresford Road so that access can be improved.’
      • ‘Livingstone residents and other stakeholders recently expressed concern at the dangers of the massive investment in the park on the wildlife and heritage sites in the river frontage and the park.’
      • ‘It has been very noticeable in Morecambe, particularly at those pubs that front on to the promenade and have tables on their frontage to accommodate drinkers, that several things are happening.’
      • ‘The inquiry heard yesterday that planners aim to allow only 35 per cent of a shopping street frontage to be used for non-retail purposes.’
      • ‘They enlarged the frontage to approximately 80 km.’