The first detailed plans based on Will Alsop's vision for the re-development of Bradford city centre were unveiled today.

The proposals for the Markets Neighbourhood, the first to go out to public consultation, include an iconic footbridge and a World Mile of specialist shops.

The international architect's much-discussed blueprint dissected the city into four neighbourhoods - the Markets, Channel, Bowl and Valley.

Top consultants for Bradford Council and Bradford Centre Regeneration have now analysed the Masterplan and are drawing up plans for the parts they are convinced are achievable.

A public consultation exercise for the Markets Neighbourhood proposal will start on Monday.

Key projects include:

l The Northgate footbridge - a landmark bridge spanning Drewton Road which would provide a vital link and integrate the city centre with Manningham. The new bridge would be highly visible to motorists using the city's inner ring road and consultants say it would be a symbol of significant change. They believe it would help to ensure that surrounding communities benefited from the successful regeneration of the city centre. An international competition will probably be held to select its design.

* The World Mile - specialist shops and restaurants representing cultures from around the world would run from Ivegate to Westgate and along White Abbey Road, Manningham. It is believed the development would enhance and develop the area as a main city gateway.

* The Market Urban Village - a new mixed use residential scheme next to Drewton Road which would be set around court yards to complement the listed Simes Street Chapel and Fountains Hall. The high standard of the development would act as a benchmark to other new housing schemes in the city;

* Rawson Square - an area set aside for outdoor markets and street performances.

Other proposals include transforming the shop fronts at John Street into a cloistered retail arcade and a new entry to the market, possibly using the original Kirkgate Market gates.

Good quality, secure car parking is seen as a priority and a street car project could be introduced as a step change in public transport for the Markets Neighbourhood, which also includes Kirkgate, Hustlergate, John Street and Darley Street.

The Grade One listed Wool Exchange and Central Mosque are seen as the Markets Neighbourhood star buildings.

But the exterior of the Kirkgate shopping centre is described by the consultants as being out-of-character with the area. The consultants say there might be an opportunity to remodel, refurbish or redevelop it in future.

The popular shopping centre with its substantial secure car parking has recently been refurbished internally, however, and there are plans to enhance its external signs.

Marc Cole, director of operations for Bradford Centre Regeneration, said: "These plans will show in detail how the renaissance of the northern part of the city can be taken forward.

"The recommendations identified by the neighbourhood development framework will act as a guide and help us to achieve the vision set out by the Masterplan which has already encouraged significant new investment and development activity in the city centre.

"The public consultation is a great opportunity for the people who live, work, learn and invest in Bradford to have their views heard and share their thoughts with us."

Councillor Anne Hawkesworth, the Council's executive member for the environment, said: "The recommendations we have received from the consultants are not set in stone and it's very important that we hear from as many people as possible.

"The regeneration and development work in the city centre is really taking off now and once it's completed will make Bradford one of the most vibrant and modern cities in the country."

BCR and the Council have already held discussions with key partners on the Masterplan and issues surrounding it.