March 6, 2019 10.20 am This story is over 39 months old

Plans to make Lincoln crematorium ‘best in county’

The building would be updated and a memorial garden would be created

Lincoln crematorium could soon undergo a complete transformation to make it ‘the best in the county’.

City of Lincoln Council revealed plans to update the building, as it celebrates over 50 years of service.

It will be cladded on the outside and surrounded by “pleasant, calming” grounds, a book of remembrance area and more parking.

A new rose garden will also be created, designed to create a place of quiet reflection to remember loved ones.

A memorial garden to remember loved ones.

The building would undergo a complete transformation.

There are also plans to update the crematorium IT software with an online timetable to help the bereaved to book through their funeral director.

Councillor Faye Smith, portfolio header for remarkable place, said: “During what can be a difficult time, we want the experience as comfortable and respectful as possible.

This is what the crematorium looks like currently.

“We are set to create a service that will be the best in Lincolnshire and the wider area. If approved, this will be the biggest programme of enhancements ever carried out at Lincoln Crematorium.”

Costing forecasts for the project will be presented to the council in May. Phases 1 and 2 will require a multi-million pound investment from the city council.

The refurbishment will go before the council executive on March 11 and then, if approved, planning permission will be sought.