The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Naveeda Ikram, officially lays the final setts within the mirror pool at City Park
The final granite setts in City Park’s mirror pool have been officially laid by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Naveeda Ikram.
It is the last of more than 277,000 setts within the pool, which will be a central part of the six-acre park being created by Bradford Council.
The Lord Mayor donned a hard hat, hi-vis vest and Mayoral chains to carry out the milestone.
Coun Ikram said: “City Park should become a great asset for Bradford and it was wonderful to be able to play even a small part in its construction.
“Coming on to the site gave a whole new perspective of the scale of the project and the workmanship involved. I look forward to seeing the pool filled and the fountains spraying for the first time.
“It’s very exciting to think of the potential it gives Bradford as a visitor destination and what benefits that will bring for the local economy.”
The pool measures about 4,000 sq m and will be 22cm (8 inches) at its deepest point, sloping gradually to the edge.
Each one of the granite setts has been laid by hand with four different shades of grey chosen to make it eye-catching even when empty and allowing surrounding buildings to reflect in the water when full.
The pool will be able to hold 600 cubic metres of water (600,000 litres), will feature a central causeway for people to walk across and a children’s play area featuring 45 low power fountains.
The finishes on the granite reduce the risk of slipping on the wet rock.
There will be a total of 100 fountains around the pool, including the main geyser fountain which will be capable of spraying water 30m (98ft) in the air.
Construction of the park is due to be complete this winter.