Stride Treglown designed Plymouth Crematorium is about to move into the construction phase as announced this week by our client Plymouth City Council.
Plymouth City Council is committed to providing high-quality and sustainable crematoria services long into the future. With ageing facilities and equipment as well as fire damage to Efford Crematorium, 2020 has been a particularly difficult year for the Bereavement Services team who have worked hard to overcome the logistical challenges of coordinating cremation services during the pandemic. More than ever, the city is in urgent need of a state-of-the-art crematorium.
The new facility will include two non-denomination ceremony spaces with flexible seating, waiting areas, offices, a new crematory and three new cremators plus room for a fourth, all with the latest environmental protection equipment.
The location of the new building in the Saltram area of Plymouth has prompted a landscape inspired design response. The scheme roots itself in the calmness of the surrounding landscape to provide the best possible experience for mourners.
The designs for the new crematorium have been developed with insights from the public and the funeral industry, after an extensive consultation exercise over the last few years.
Sarah Lee, Project Lead, commented:
We have been involved with the project for nearly three years now, developing a great relationship with Plymouth City Council’s client team. It will be exciting to see this project finally becoming a physical reality, emerging out of the ground after decades of need.
We look forward to working with the Council and wider project team over the next year to deliver the modern and inspirational facility that the city deserves.