BRADFORD’S underground Sunbridgewells development has picked up a ‘people’s choice’ design award.

The project was given a special plaque after being highly commended at the Civic Voice Design Awards, a national ceremony recognising well-designed projects nominated by local civic societies.

The judging panel were so impressed by Bradford’s nomination that they have arranged a national study tour for the subterranean site, which is due to take place in September.

Bradford Civic Society chairman Si Cunningham said: “We’re incredibly proud of Sunbridgewells, and are pleased that the Civic Voice Design Awards judges chose to give our city a special recognition award. Congratulations to everyone at Sunbridgewells for capturing the nation’s imaginations.”