First detailed designs for crematorium revealed


The first designs for Plymouth’s proposed new crematorium have been revealed.

Showing light and open ceremony spaces with large windows the designs are in keeping with the desire to provide a modern quality facility, fit for the future.

The plans have been developed with help from feedback received during consultation events held through the summer. Throughout the process, the public, as well as the funeral industry and staff, all shared their hopes and ideas for what they would like to see in the new crematorium. Many of those important insights have been incorporated into the design, which will be on display at a pre-planning event on 31 October at the Council House.

Nearly £12m will be spent on a new 17-acre site on the eastern edge of the city, off Merafield Road near the Stag Lodge entrance to Saltram Park.

Councillor Sally Haydon, Cabinet member for Customer Focus and Community Safety, said: “We would like to thank all of the people whose valuable insights have helped shape these fantastic designs.

“They are just want we want; high quality, modern and flexible and we are sure that people will be as pleased with them as we are.”

The public will now have a final chance to feedback on the designs before a planning application is submitted in the coming months.

A public event will be held at the Council House on Wednesday 31 October, from 3pm until 7pm. Representatives from designers Stride Treglown, project managers AECOM and Council officers will be on hand to guide people through the detailed plans.

Sally added: “If you have an interest in the future of this service, please come along and speak to the team. It’s really important that we get the feedback that we need now so the people of Plymouth have their input as to how this facility will look.”

More information on plans for the new crematorium can be found here – www.plymouth.gov.uk/futurecrem