Guildford Crematorium redevelopment progressing well

Aerial photos show the excellent progress being made on our project to build a new, improved Crematorium. The old buildings have now been demolished and work has begun on the new chapel, offices and other facilities. The £10 million pound investment in Guildford Crematorium will see the new state-of-the-art facilities, fit for the future needs of families and the local community, open on the existing site in late 2019.

Crematorium redevelopment aerial view
Councillor Matt Furniss, Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Cllr for Infrastructure and Governance says: "I am pleased that the project to redevelop Guildford Crematorium, which will meet the changing needs of our community, is on track. Relatives will soon benefit from our new remembrance courtyard, offering a peaceful place to reflect and remember loved ones at what is always a difficult time."

While work continues to build the new Crematorium chapel, we continue to offer the same high quality standard of care in our interim chapel on site. The interim facilities have been designed to a very high standard and include carpeted floors, acoustic panelling and flexible seating.

The new remembrance courtyard is due to open this month offering a space for quiet reflection and rooms to place memorial flowers or view the books of remembrance. It also contains new accessible toilet provision for visitors to the grounds.

Residents can keep up to date with the latest information on the project as it progresses on our website at Guildford Crematorium redevelopment. As well as artist's impressions of the new facilities, visitors can also find details of any changes to accessing the site whilst work takes place.

Published on Thursday 14 February.