Construction of a new crematorium and cemetery serving residents in Daventry District and Rugby Borough has been completed.
Contractor Willmott Dixon handed over the keys to Rugby and Daventry’s new crematorium and cemetery, which is located on the edge of the Rainsbrook Valley in Rugby, ready for its opening in April
The keys were given to the Rugby and Daventry Joint Committee, which will run the crematorium on behalf of Rugby Borough Council and Daventry District Council, who split the construction costs between them. It marked the end of the construction phase of the project, which began last May, and the councils are now preparing the facility ready to open for the first cremation services in April.
Chancellor Alan Hills, community, culture and leisure portfolio holder at Daventry District Council said: “The completion of this crematorium is great news for residents of Daventry District, who currently have to travel as far as Northampton and Banbury for similar facilities. As well as being near at hand it provides a very peaceful and tranquil setting in a modern, state-of-the-art crematorium which will benefit the residents of both Daventry and Rugby.”
The Rainsbrook Crematorium will open for cremation services in April. Funeral directors and faith ministers will be invited to view the facilities before opening, and there will be a public open day in the summer of 2014.