Rushcliffe Borough Council has revealed progress is continuing on the new Rushcliffe Oaks crematorium, a modern contemporary building and community space in Stragglethorpe near Cotgrave.
Rushcliffe Borough Council said it anticipates the facility will open later this year following a ‘discovery day’ earlier this month that saw residents and businesses have their questions answered. It was also an opportunity to suggest names for its chapel and to complete a survey on memorialisation features at the site.
Leader of the council, Simon Robinson said: “The Council is seeking to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2030 and this is reflected at the heart of the design and thought process for this new facility.”
“Through the use of innovative technologies and renewable energy sources, with a greener electric powered cremator instead of the more traditional use of gas, CO2 emissions will be lowered by up to 80 per cent. Rushcliffe Oaks will be one of the first in the country to invest in this new technology.”
He added: “An extensive landscape management plan has been developed which focuses on retaining and enhancing boundary planting to attract wildlife and a living roof on the single-storey building aims to reduce the visual impact from the surrounding area.
“The crematorium’s focus on reflecting a connection back to nature and wildlife will provide a facility to the community that allows a sensitive, peaceful and respectful send off for loved ones.”
The crematorium will be operated and managed by the council, with service times between the hours of 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.