Prior to re branding to The CDS Group in 2019, Cemetery Development Services had undertaken numerous cemetery developments and extensions across the UK. The attached images detail a range of the works undertaken by Cemetery Development Services in our early years.
The CDS Group were approached by a private client who had purchased a newly developed natural burial site and wished to understand the restrictions on burials based on the depth to bedrock across the site.
CDS were approached by a Local Authority Council, to evaluate the condition of an existing playing field with a view to enhancing the amenity value of the plot of land following development of a housing estate in close proximity to the site.
CDS were approached Cheshire East Council, to evaluate the condition of an existing playing field in Langley, which was suffering from poor drainage.
CDS were approached by a leading UK sports pitch contractor to help undertake the design and installation of new artificial 3G sports pitches at a number of School and College sites across the UK.
CDS were approached Flitwick Town Council, to undertake design and planning works for a new cemetery site in large field on the outskirts of town. As part of the development, the Town Council has also been given funding from Central Government to develop the remainder of the field into a country park, creating a new open space where locals can enjoy the environment around them.
CDS were approached by a Local Authority in Central London who, had historically had ground levels in areas of the existing cemetery raised with imported soils to allow future reuse of sections of the old cemetery. The soils were imported approximately 15-20 years ago, from an unknown source and the council had no paperwork associated with the works.
As part of the development and design of the proposed new Crematoria in Huntingdon, CDS were requested to undertake a geotechnical site investigation to provide design values for the construction of new access roads, soakage values for the design of the SuDs system, bearing capacities for the design of the foundations and soils parameters such as atterberg limit tests and sulphates to provide additional design information.
CDS were approached by a Local Authority who were looking to extend an existing cemetery site into an adjacent plot of disused land. The council however had concerns relating the former uses of the land and the presence of demolition rubble from former buildings and the presence of fly tipped materials.
Welwyn and Hatfield Borough Council approached CDS to assist with a feasibility study into the construction of a new Crematorium, to be owned and run by the Local Authority to offer their residents an alternative and improved service in comparison to the local privately owned Crematoria. This was further to works CDS had already carried out for the Council, with a Mausoleum being constructed on the existing cemetery site and a design for the redevelopment of the existing cemetery and buildings on site.
CDS were approached by a private client, who had planning permission for a new cemetery and associated chapel building and car park, to assess the feasibility of a change of use to a combined cemetery and crematoria.
Hinckley and Bosworth Town Council approached CDS to assist with a feasibility study into the construction of a new Crematorium, to be owned and run by the Local Authority to offer their residents an alternative and improved service in comparison to the local privately owned Crematoria.
CDS were approached by a Local Authority who had concerns that their existing cemetery could be breaching statutory requirements with regard to groundwater protection.
Huntingdon Town Council approached CDS to assist with a feasibility study into the construction of a new Crematorium which was to be owned and run by the Local Authority offering their residents an alternative and improved service in comparison to the local privately-owned crematorium.
CDS were approached by Buntingford Town Council to assist with identifying a parcel of land for a new cemetery site in order to provide future local burial provision.
CDS were approached by Bedford Town Council regarding surface water issues at the recently opened extension at Norse Road Cemetery, Bedford. The surface conditions at Norse Road were making the excavation and reopening of graves difficult. In addition, access to graves for family members was also proving to be a challenge in some areas due to wet, slippery under-foot conditions causing distress to loved ones.