RIBA Chartered Architect
CIAT Chartered Architectural Technologist
to Funeral Directors . Commercial
extension has formed a distinctive focus to the village centre on a site left
vacant for many years by a derelict petrol station. The site proved
difficult to develop and had serious environmental issues adjacent to the
former garage workshops caused by diesel tanks that had leaked in to the ground
over many years. Over a period of twelve months the site was subject to
an intensive ‘clean-up’ operation by specialists.
new extension provides a new entrance and large reception area. A round
stained glass window by artist Aiden McCrae Thompson is sited to the rear of
the reception desk. An additional seven chapels of rest were added and
include more stained glass windows above specially constructed altars.
The facility includes a new mortuary, workshop and offices. After the
completion of the extension and the business moved in, a comprehensive
refurbishment of the former premises was undertaken and now includes a new
multi-purpose function room with conservatory.
of the internal decoration was determined by the client and fully compliments
the design of the building.
entrance and particularly the clock tower have been well received locally; the
extension and refurbishment of the existing premises is seen as a great
improvement to the area.
Stained Glass Window by Aiden McCrae Thompson