£6.3m crematorium nears completion

Date published: 08 November 2019
Crematorium Manager outside new crematorium construction site

There’s just two months to go until West Lindsey District Council’s flagship crematorium opens its doors to the public.

Lea Fields Crematorium, which is currently under construction in Lea, just outside of Gainsborough, is in the final stages of construction and is still on track to open its doors in the New Year.

As previously reported, this much-needed facility will made a real difference to local residents at the most difficult time in their lives.

Not only will it provide shorter journeys to local people, the first-of-its-kind facility will offer a modern and tranquil setting for people to celebrate the lives of their loved ones.

Plans for the £6.3m state-of-the-art site include landscaped grounds, remembrance gardens, a reflection pool, a well-lit car park (which will also have CCTV) and ample space for further development if necessary, to include a second chapel if there is demand.

The Crematorium’s manager, Deborah Balsdon, who was recruited earlier this year, has now recruited two more staff to join the team.

She said: “It’s lovely to see this bespoke building coming together, which we know will offer comfort to local people. We will be providing a range of service times to suit different needs. Finding a fitting tribute in celebration of a loved one’s life can also be difficult, so we will be offering a selection of memorials for people to choose from.

It was great to show local councillors the work’s progress this week, and for them to see how design of the site has been chosen to complement its rural location and make the best use of the natural boundaries.”

There will be planned open days where people will be invited to have a look around, ask questions and meet the team. The details of these will be announced soon.

West Lindsey District Councillors were impressed by the design of the nearly-complete Lea Fields Crematorium on a tour of the site this week.

The modern and striking design incorporates a unique geometric ceiling in the chapel, a stunning feature that will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Councillors were impressed with the scale and detail of the facility, particularly complimenting the work of architects Haverstock.

The Councillors were shown around by developers Willmott Dixon, who have been working on the site since December 2018.

The crematorium’s website will be going live soon: www.leafieldscrematorium.co.uk

For the latest news on West Lindsey District Council visit: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/councilnews

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