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We have rebranded! The rebrand reflects how our business has grown into 3 distinct areas: Cemeteries & Crematoria, Parks & Leisure & Environmental Assessments. So we are now known as CDS - Don’t worry, nothing else has changed, you can still expect the same high level of service you’ve been used to. Check out our new website!

The UK's leading consultancy, specialising in Cemetery and Crematorium Development, Open Space Design and Environmental Solutions

We pride ourselves on building strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients

Lovely to see all the hard work of your team come to fruition during what has been a very difficult time for everyone. Justin and Becky you have been involved with this whole project for WDC for a very long time and seen a great many changes and challenges during that time, your patience and professionalism have always shone through and have helped enormously in keeping this on track and getting the outcome we have.

Penn Road Cemetery - High Wycombe

“I have and will continue to work with CDS with great pleasure. CDS have a great understanding of what is required in any given task and have transferred basic thoughts and ideas into reality. The team are professional, constructive, clear and above all very nice to work with…I would be happy to recommend CDS for any aspect of work they feel suited to take on.”

S Holloway, Islington & Camden Cemetery Services

"CDS were appointed by Dereham TC to establish a potential new site for a new cemetery. CDS were able to demonstrate the depth and extent of subject knowledge with their team of engineers, designers and hydrologists and were able to develop a short list of sites for a new cemetery. They were always prepared to go the extra mile to guide us through the complexities of site selection and the Environmental constraints. Their systematic and pragmatic approach meant that the final site selected was completed with the minimum of fuss. We have finally ended up with a site that we are now operating as a cemetery that our public and community can enjoy. I would be happy to recommend CDS for cemetery development projects."

Tony Needham, Town Clerk, Dereham Town Council

"Having acquired a field littered with building materials and general debris, we appointed CDS as project managers, to lead us on the journey to construct a cemetery complete with a utility building. We were up against an eighteen month deadline as our current cemetery was close to being full to capacity. CDS’s knowledge and expertise has been executed with professionalism, attention to detail, within the target date and with excellent value for money; they have always been approachable and on-hand to answer any questions I have raised often out of office hours, when Council meetings take place. I can absolutely recommend CDS for your cemetery build."

Catherine Voyce, Town Manager, Syston Town Council

"We commissioned CDS to carry out groundwater risk assessments at our three large cemeteries and in addition to undertake a feasibility study of an area we wish to convert to burial land. We were grateful for their prompt visit to the sites to provide a quotation, their staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. The works were carried out professionally and in good time and the reports are very useful in the day to day running of the service."

Kelvin Taylor, Bereavement Services Manager, Enable LC

The last 16 years have been an incredible journey for The CDS Group and our clients. We have undertaken over 400 feasibility studies and have completed over 40 new cemeteries in the UK and overseas. Our dedication to your vision has enabled us to gain recognition in the cemetery market, but now we are expanding.

Our business has grown from cemetery development services to three distinct areas namely Cemeteries and Crematoria, Parks and Leisure, and Environmental Assessments. That aside, the quality of our work has not changed.

We maintain the high level of service you expect. We currently have new sites under construction. Many more are in different stages of project feasibility, design and planning.

Our in-house team will handle the design, planning, and groundwater risk assessment, ensuring one point of contact throughout. Our in house designers, planners, environmental consultants and drainage engineers work together to ensure a seamless project flow, from inception to completion.

Discover what we can do for you.

Email us today for a free initial site consultation