Construction starts on new crematorium

By Nub News Reporter

12th Jan 2024 | Local News

Leader of Maldon District Council Richard Siddall (left), Elegy’s David Loudfoot (centre) and Natta’s Stewart Collins (right) break ground at Maldon Fields. (Photo: Pepper Media)
Leader of Maldon District Council Richard Siddall (left), Elegy’s David Loudfoot (centre) and Natta’s Stewart Collins (right) break ground at Maldon Fields. (Photo: Pepper Media)

Work has begun on the construction of the new crematorium at Maldon Fields.

Representatives of the crematorium developer and operator Elegy, as well as the building contractor Natta, were present as the first sods of turf were cut at the construction site, which is off the A414/Maldon Road near to Woodham Mortimer.

The plans for the new crematorium were first submitted in 2021.

How the crematorium will look when built (Photo: LHS Designs)

The proposals included a two storey crematorium building with a ceremonial hall, memorial garden and access from the A414.

Richard Evans, Director of crematorium operator Elegy said: "We are hoping to open this new state-of-the-art crematorium at the end of this year. Bereaved families are going to have the time and space that they need to hold a unique and personal funeral. The building will be set in a natural, beautiful place with views over the countryside to Maldon and the waters beyond."

Paul King of Paul J King Funeral Directors added: "As local independent family funeral directors, we are thrilled this facility is being built. A crematorium for Maldon has never been more needed. Once open, it will make a huge difference to bereaved families."

Results of a survey carried out by Elegy in 2021 indicated that over nine out of ten residents believe there is a need for a new crematorium to serve the district.

Matt Sainty, Commercial Director of the contractor Natta, said: "We are delighted to commence this project and commemorate breaking ground with Elegy today. It is a pleasure to celebrate this first milestone."

     

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