A new road in Derby, the home of developer Core Design, has been named after games icon Lara Croft.
A road in Derby, UK, has been named after Tomb Raider
after a poll revealed an 89 percent approval rate for the title 'Lara Croft Way'.
Over 27,000 people took part in a public vote to decide what the new ring road should be called, with the vast majority deciding to honour Derby's most famous digital export - Lara Croft.
The Tomb Raider
games were published by Eidos and developed by Derby-based Core Design, with Lara's actual concept coming from series creator Toby Gard.
Lara Croft Way is a new ring road which connects Osmaston Road with Burton Road and cost £36.2 million GBP to build.
"Despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89 per cent for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore,
" said cabinet member for planning and transportation, Councillor Lucy Care in a public statement.
"She was created in Derby and deserves to stand alongside some of the more traditional icons of the city.
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