Developers provide tour of new crematorium facility

Deborah Baldson

Developers Willmott Dixon have given West Lindsey councillors a tour Lea Fields Crematorium, which is currently under construction just outside of Gainsborough.

They’ve been on site since December last year, and expect to have finished the Haverstock-designed premises by the new year.

The £6.3m state-of-the-art site include landscaped grounds, remembrance gardens, a reflection pool, a well-lit carpark, and ample space for further development if necessary, to include a second chapel if there is demand.

Crematorium manager Deborah Balsdon, who was recruited earlier this year, has now recruited two more staff to join the team.

She said: “It’s lovely to see this bespoke building coming together, which we know will offer comfort to local people. We will be providing a range of service times to suit different needs. Finding a fitting tribute in celebration of a loved one’s life can also be difficult, so we will be offering a selection of memorials for people to choose from.

“It was great to show local councillors the work’s progress this week, and for them to see who design of the site has been chosen to complement its rural location and make the best use of the natural boundaries.”