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Designs On £10m New Crematorium Are Unveiled

Published on: 17 Jul, 2017
Updated on: 20 Jul, 2017

£10 million has been pledged to rebuild Guildford Crematorium at Peasmarsh, with the architect’s designs now published.

Artist’s impression on the approach to the new chapel at Guildford Crematorium.

Guildford Borough Council will be submitting a planing application to rebuilt it and has appointed architects Haverstock LLP to produce a design.

There are about 1,800 cremations annually at the crematorium, and the council said that the stages of grief that people experience as they move through the site influenced the new design.

The plan also features courtyards to provide spaces for people to congregate and reflect.

Artist’s impression on how the new remembrance court will look.

Work on the main building is aimed to being in the spring of 2018, for completion with the opening in the summer of 2019.

The redeveloped building will provide the following key improvements: a flexible and intimate chapel, suitable for both small and large services, able to accommodate up to 200 mourners; an improved experience within the chapel, with views on to landscaped courtyards; improved natural lighting and acoustics, flexible seating and a peaceful, reflective environment; a larger waiting room with extended, covered outdoor waiting areas; a new memorial courtyard, book of remembrance room, flowers room and floral tribute, overlooking a reflective pool;  improved parking and on-site access roads; a new gardens of remembrance.

A temporary chapel, waiting room and offices will be on site while the redevelopment takes place.

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  1. Jim Allen Reply

    July 17, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Would not a double chapel be more appropriate considering the claimed increase in housing in the area?

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