Indicative timeline and next steps

Following approval of the Full Business Case, the council will commission further detailed design work. It will then tender for the works before construction begins.

This process is expected to take a year and a half. Providing everything goes to plan the site should be open to the public in 2025.

  • July 2020 - Outline business case submitted to the council 
  • 2020 - Public and professional consultations and site surveys 
  • October 2022 - Planning permission approved 
  • January 2023 - Full Business Case approved 
  • Summer 2024 - Survey work to start on site 
  • 2025/26 - Bereavement centre opens