Welwyn and Hatfield Crematorium Design and Construction

Welwyn and Hatfield Crematoria

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.

Welwyn and Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn and Hatfield Crematorium Design and Construction
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CDS carried out the initial feasibility study, assessing the demographics of the region and identifying the optimal site for a crematoria. Once a site had been selected,CDS carried out a detailed need assessment report which identifies 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 suitable site was found, which had been proven to meet the strict ‘need’ criteria for any proposed crematorium development, CDS were instructed to undertake all aspects of the planning submission for the proposed development, which included air quality assessments, ecological appraisal, archaeological investigation, highways assessment and many other detailed reports required for a large scale construction project.

CDS developed the design and layout drawings for the Crematorium, landscaping, drainage, road layout and the proposed cemetery area. Working closely with our design partners, concept drawings for the new crematoria were designed by the Architects for the project following design brief meetings with the client to ensure that their requirements were fully understood.

The site is currently in the planning process and we hope that permission is granted and that development can start in 2020.

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