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Hambleton District Council crematorium work underway

Work began on the council led crematorium last November, the 22-acre site which will be named Maple Park, is close to both the A1 and A19 and will include a service hall to accommodate approximately 120 mourners plus additional room for standing

Hambleton District Council has announced that work on the new multi-million-pound crematorium on the outskirts of Thirsk, is underway with the steel framework now in position.

Work began on the council led crematorium last November, the 22-acre site which will be named Maple Park, is close to both the A1 and A19 and will include a service hall to accommodate approximately 120 mourners plus additional room for standing.

Additionally the single storey facility will include a wake facility and café with views out over the Hambleton hills. Once completed the site will also offer a memorial garden, meadows and a wooded area for reflection or for scattering ashes.

Leader of Hambleton District Council, councillor Mark Robson, said: “It’s great to see how much progress has been made despite the challenges presented by the winter weather.

“Now the steels are up, you really get a sense of the space the service hall will have, and a much better feel for the size of the footprint for the entire building. I’m looking forward to seeing this much needed facility continue to take shape over the coming months.”

Anthony Dillon, managing director for Willmott Dixon in the North, added: “Using our specialist local supply chain and social value expertise, we have been able to engage a 100% local workforce and deliver skills enrichment programmes, supporting the local economy and generating prosperity during this unprecedented time”.

The development is set to be completed later this year.

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