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City Park

City Park, Bradford, UK
Light here, please. Light here. Water and light And a pool that’s a mirror so look, just look In the Summer’s glare or the Autumn’s night And you can read this place like a book,…

Sowerby Bridge Wharf

The Wharf, Sowerby Bridge, UK
This is the story of Sowerby Bridge And the things you would find in’t Rochdale Canal: Floating car tires or an old faded fridge, A glove waving at you like it was your pal… But…


Saltaire, Bradford, UK
Let’s all raise a glass to the great Sir Titus Salt! Saltaire was his dream and it’s a dream that has come true. We’d toast him in Ribena, of course, not a glass of malt:…

Grand Canal Quarter

Grand Canal Quarter, Dublin, Ireland
A canal is built from water, water and engineering And this part of the city’s built on light and glass; Stand still for a moment: that’s applause you’re hearing From the late-night theatre as the…

Custard Factory

Custard Factory, Birmingham
Let’s face it: everybody likes custard. Good for the heart And good for the soul. And here’s a cultural centre in Brum That’s built on custard. Or the memory of it. Here’s art And commerce…

St Pancras International

St Pancras International, London
The ideas now leaving Platform Two Are heading for The Future via The Past, An unbroken line that steams right through This place, built with love and built to last; A triumph of Midlands engineering…


Place of learning, place of water, place of sky; Place where the Gulf Stream warms your bones Place where the Welsh-speaking seagulls fly Place of a castle built from ancient stones. The railway came and…

Holbeck Urban Village

Holbeck Urban Village, Leeds
There’s a profound sound LEEDS That bounces around The Round Foundry And its surroundings; The sound of regeneration As trains leave the station The sound of anticipation Aspiration, no hesitation; There’s a delightful sight Lighting…

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