The CDS Group, on behalf of Hambleton District Council carried out the initial feasibility study, assessing the demographics of the region and identifying the optimal site for a crematorium. Once a suitable site had been selected, The CDS Group carried out a detailed needs assessment report to identify, through detailed drive time analysis and statistical assessment,the likely cremation numbers for the identified parcel of land. A financial model was then created to assess the feasibility of the development including profit projections and running costs.
Once a preferred site had been selected, which was proven to meet a strict need requirements for a crematorium, The CDS Group were instructed by Hambleton District Council to undertake all aspects of the planning application for the proposed new crematorium development. The CDS Group undertook all of the required assessments which included geotechnical and geoenvironmental ground investigations, air quality assessments, ecological appraisals, archaeological investigations, highways assessments and many other detailed reports required for a large scale construction project.
The CDS design team also developed the full design scope, landscape and layout drawings for the Crematorium, which included the site layout, soft and hard landscaping design, drainage, road layout and the design of the proposed memorial garden area to commemorate the Canadian soldiers who died during WWII, due to the presence of a historical RAF site directly north of the proposed site.
Working closely with our design partners, concept drawings for the new crematorium, which was designed in accordance with the CDS Green Agenda were designed by the appointed architect for the project following design brief meetings with the client to ensure their requirements were fully understood and met within the detailed design. The proposed development has embraced The CDS Group's green philosophy and we are delighted that another CDS designed site has decided to switch to modern electric cremators on a green energy tariff, helping to significantly reduce the associated Carbon Dioxide and NOx emissions in comparison to modern gas cremators.
The project was awarded planning in August 2020 and is currently out to tender.