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Location

Gainsborough Road, Lea, Gainsborough, DN21 5PL

Client

West Lindsay Council

Architect

Haverstock

Background

West Lindsay Council sought out to build a new crematorium for the area, as statistics showed that 75% of funerals are now cremations. The £6.3m site is state-of-the-art and includes landscaped grounds, remembrance gardens filled with young trees and wildflower meadows, a reflection pool, a car park for 120 vehicles and ample space for further development if necessary; to include a second chapel if there is demand.

The new crematorium will be welcome to all forms of religious and/or secular services. With beautiful views of the woodland across Nottinghamshire, this facility will help make a real difference to residents at difficult times in their lives.

Approach

With the building itself boasting modern design, the chosen paving materials for the hard landscaping were chosen to help complement the rural nature of the area and make the best use of the natural boundaries.

Modal textured in Charcoal Grey Granite and Oatmeal Granite were used alongside Myriad Sunlight for the pristine entranceway, working brilliantly with the warm tones of the building and soft landscaping in the surrounding area.

Main contractor, Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd. alongside Haverstock as the architects, carried out the project.

Outcome

The result was a warm and beautiful landscaped area. The combination of sizes and colours create an unmissable entranceway that is modern and welcoming. The facilities are now open to the public to provide a much-needed service for local’s in a tasteful and well-designed environment.

Images supplied by West Lindsey Council

Lea Fields Crematorium
Lea Fields Crematorium
Lea Fields Crematorium
Lea Fields Crematorium
Lea Fields Crematorium