Bradford Council to Build Largest Park in Britain

23 February 2010 (Last Updated February 23rd, 2010 18:30)

A British council is to build a new six-acre city park, touted to be the largest city centre water feature in the UK, as part of the Bradford master plan. The park development work will include demolition of the former police station, which is currently housed on the site. The

A British council is to build a new six-acre city park, touted to be the largest city centre water feature in the UK, as part of the Bradford master plan.

The park development work will include demolition of the former police station, which is currently housed on the site.

The size of the park will be equivalent to four football pitches and will feature a 4,200m² mirror pool, which is the centrepiece of the scheme, along with 100 fountains, jets and causeways.

The central fountain will reach over 30m into the air and the scheme will also be equipped with light and sound installations.

The shallow pool will have a depth of 25cm and can be drained and used for public events.

The public sector, in partnership with Bradford Council, Yorkshire Forward and the Regional Transport Board, provided funding for the park, the council said.