Facilities on site

Our state-of-the-art bereavement centre has been designed to blend in naturally with the lakeside setting.

Visitors will enter a welcoming area, where they will be able to see the funeral procession arrive beneath the porte cochere.

From here, they move into the main multi-faith chapel. A secondary service chapel is accessed off the main hall for small ceremonies.

At the end of the ceremony, visitors will leave the main hall and make their way along a raised flower walkway which incorporates a viewing terrace overlooking the lake.

A small function room and memorial gardens are available for visitors who wish to stay longer.

Below is a more comprehensive list of the facilities on site:

Bereavement centre, crematorium and natural burial area 

  • a covered drop off and entrance lobby with a welcome/waiting area (with toilets); a vestry and bearers' room 
  • a 125 seat multi-faith chapel with lakeside views 
  • an eight-seat side chapel for smaller ceremonies (including natural burials) with views out to the landscape setting of the site 
  • access to state-of-the-art digital media to give families the option to use video, and livestream services via the internet to mourners unable to be present on the day 
  • a covered cloistered area with adjacent flower garden where guests leaving the crematorium can gather 
  • a function room with a waiting area, refreshment facilities and toilets 
  • a natural burial area  

Pet cemetery 

There are plans to provide a pet cemetery discretely located away from the crematorium.

Operational facilities  

The following operational facilities will be located on site: 

  • an electric cremator powered largely by on-site generated renewable energy 
  • a crematory, mortuary, ashes store/cremulator and an external equipment storage compound 
  • staffing and administration facilities with rooms for families and funeral directors 
  • 80+ parking spaces for visitors, with separate staff parking 

Outside areas 

There will be a mix of areas outside where friends and families can remember loved ones or enjoy peaceful natural surroundings. 

These will include:

  • a flower meadow 
  • elevated boardwalks and a viewing platform overlooking the lake 
  • accessible seating 
  • an area for memorial tree planting 
  • a remembrance wall 

There will also be:

  • lakeside walkways, where it will be possible to walk dogs on leads 
  • a hide for bird watching 
  • seating areas 
  • permit fishing 

All landscaping will be designed to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the site.