A new project at Manchester Crematorium has been awarded to B&E Boys with work commencing in June. The value of the project is £900k and the completion date is November 2019.
The works comprise of the completion of the construction of a new-build office. In addition, associated drainage and external works will also be carried out. Once this aspect of the project has been completed, the existing office accommodation will be demolished to make way for additional car parking spaces.
High specification materials will be used throughout the project. These include, Portland Stone, Bronzed Aluminium Glazing, Fascia & Soffit, and a Green Roof System.
The new office accommodation will be constructed within the existing car park of the crematorium site. All the adjacent buildings and communal areas will still be in full use by crematorium staff and the general public for the duration of the contract. Steps will be taken to ensure that disruption to the day-to-day business of the crematorium is kept to an absolute minimum.
Manchester Crematorium is situated on Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, to the south of the city. It was first opened in 1892, making it the second oldest crematorium in the country.
Manchester Crematorium has a long and proud history of offering sympathy, support and comfort to people who have been bereaved. At what is always a challenging time for those who are grieving, the crematorium staff will try to accommodate all funeral service requests. This includes traditional religious services and those of a non-religious nature.
The crematorium has two chapels. The first, The Old Chapel, dates back to Manchester Crematorium’s opening in 1892. Seating 120, The Old Chapel is ornate, featuring a striking and magnificent pipe organ and an eye-catching arched vault built in the style of a Basilica. The chapel’s truly impressive look is completed by beautiful stained-glass windows. The New Chapel was opened in 1954 and seats up to 60. This is the ideal setting for smaller and more intimate funeral services.
Both chapels are fitted with iPod, tape and CD facilities. Services from both The Old Chapel and The New Chapel can be relayed outside if necessary.
Manchester Crematorium places a great emphasis on offering support beyond the initial period of bereavement. It aims to provide comfort for years to come for family and friends of those who have passed away. Outside, there are four different gardens of remembrance within the grounds for people to place a panel or a tablet as a special memorial on the walls.
For those who would like to leave a different kind of memorial for a loved one, rose bushes and other floral items are available. There are plenty of quiet and appropriate locations around the gardens to position a fitting tribute.
Areas are also available inside, such as the Scroll Room, to leave a memorial. There are several places on the crematorium site for people to visit and spend time in remembrance, prayer or reflection.
B&E Boys are happy to undertake construction projects in a variety of sectors. Please get in touch to discuss any future project you are planning.