Fantastic Fountains


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The focal point of Bradford’s City Park has received much praise since officially opening in 2012 and the awards keep coming for the mirror pool which is set to receive its latest accolade next week.

Visiting judges from the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association were impressed when they came to the city to view the UK's largest man-made water feature which boasts over 100 fountains and a 4,000 square metre mirror pool.

And now they are returning again to present a plaque to the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Khadim Hussain on Friday 2nd May.

PRAISED: Having already picked up eight awards for its innovative design, Bradford’s City Park water feature is set to receive its latest accolade next month

PRAISED: Having already picked up eight awards for its innovative design, Bradford’s City Park water feature is set to receive its latest accolade next month

Bradford Council and Fountain Workshop Ltd were jointly named winner of The Marsh Award for Fountains given for ‘the best use of moving water in the regeneration of urban public space’.

Cllr Hussain said it was fantastic to be recognised once more by such a reputable organisation and looked forward to receiving the award.

He said: “We are rightly proud of our fountains in City Park and this water feature acts as a magnet for both locals and tourists.

“I'm delighted the fountains have won yet another national award to add to City Park's growing trophy cabinet.”

The Marsh Awards are the brainchild of Brian Marsh, chairman of the Marsh Christian Trust. They are awarded for conservation, science, the arts, heritage, literature and volunteering.

Jolyon Drury, chairman of the Marsh Awards, will present the award to the Lord Mayor. His grandfather, Alfred Drury, is remembered in Bradford for sculpting the Queen Victoria memorial overlooking City Park.

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