Bradford's regeneration agency is to push ahead with plans to create a “mirror pool” at the centre of the city, despite losing a bid for £20m in lottery funding to build it last autumn.

The pool was the heart of a controversial regeneration plan for Bradford, devised by architect Will Alsop in 2003. Yaseen Mohammed, head of property for Bradford Centre Regeneration, said: “We still want to take this forward. The discussion is about how we plug the money gap.”