Derby Names Street After Games Beauty Lara Croft

A newly built Derby County Inner Ring road has been named after famous video game and movie character Lara Croft, after a public poll in which almost 89 percent of the population voted for Croft, who incidentally was portrayed by Angelina Jolie on the big screen.

Lara Croft is the lead character of the Tomb Raider franchise, which has seen huge popularity in the video games and motion picture segment. The franchise was conceived by Core Design, a game development company based in the city.

The stretch of road between Osmaston Road and Burton Road, which was constructed with a budget of £36.2 million, has been named after the famous fictional character after a public poll that was taken by 27,000 Derby County residents, of which 89 percent respondents voted for Lara Croft.

Commenting on the astonishing number of votes received by Lara Croft, Councillor Lucy Care, cabinet member for planning and transportation, said in a statement that "The vote really captured the imagination of people from across the world and, despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89% for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore."

Lara Croft joins a long list of famous personages after which various roads in Derby are named after, including Sir Frank Whittle Way, Brian Clough Way, Nightingale Road and a Joseph Wright Terrace.

A newly built Derby County Inner Ring road has been named after famous video game and movie character Lara Croft, after a public poll in which almost 89 percent of the population voted for Croft, who incidentally was portrayed by Angelina Jolie on the big screen.

Lara Croft is the lead character of the Tomb Raider franchise, which has seen huge popularity in the video games and motion picture segment. The franchise was conceived by Core Design, a game development company based in the city.

The stretch of road between Osmaston Road and Burton Road, which was constructed with a budget of £36.2 million, has been named after the famous fictional character after a public poll that was taken by 27,000 Derby County residents, of which 89 percent respondents voted for Lara Croft.

Commenting on the astonishing number of votes received by Lara Croft, Councillor Lucy Care, cabinet member for planning and transportation, said in a statement that "The vote really captured the imagination of people from across the world and, despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89% for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore."

Lara Croft joins a long list of famous personages after which various roads in Derby are named after, including Sir Frank Whittle Way, Brian Clough Way, Nightingale Road and a Joseph Wright Terrace.