Another step forward for Stockport Interchange
Demolition begins at Stockport’s old bus station to make way for multi-million-pound interchange with rooftop park and 196 new apartments in a landmark development
Willmott Dixon will deliver a £4.5 million project to build a crematorium and cemetery in Rugby, Warwickshire.
The new facility, located off Ashlawn Road, will serve the residents of Rugby and nearby Daventry. Cllr Dr Mark Willims, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for sustainable environment, said: “We know from enquiries we’re already receiving that our residents can see the many benefits of having a council-run cemetery and crematorium close by in the area. We’re keen to get this facility up and running for their benefit as soon as possible.”
Cllr Alan Hills, Community, Culture and Leisure portfolio holder at Daventry District Council, said: “It’s great news that work on the new crematorium and cemetery has started, which will provide a much needed resource for residents living in our district who currently have to travel as far as Northampton and Banbury for similar facilities.”
Planning permission for the crematorium and cemetery was granted in September last year. Since then, officers from both Councils have been working with Willmott Dixon and the design team to meet planning conditions, including requirements relating to acheology and detailed design.
Nick Brown, building manager at Willmott Dixon, said: “After months of planning and preparation we are pleased to be starting construction of a facility that will serve the local community as a place of rememberance for people of all faiths and cultures. Over the next ten months, Willmott Dixon will be working hard to ensure the delivery of the building, working with care and attention to minimise any disruption caused to local residents during construction. The result will be a building that fits sensitively into the surrounding landscape.”
Follows the appointment in August to build a Passivhaus leisure centre for Spelthorne Borough Council
The extension and refurbishment project will enable the school to offer improved specialist facilities to 127 pupils, aged between four and 19 years old
The partnership will see the two firms collaborate, allowing them to deliver a wider range of healthcare construction projects than they could do individually
Our team took top honours at the 2021 Construction Manager of the Year Awards, which recognises the nation’s best project managers.
The intricate refurbishment will include reshaping the seating and stage to allow live performances with improved sightlines, while original features including the ziggurat ceiling and the building’s frontage will be restored to their former glory.
Willmott Dixon’s Construction and Interiors businesses will work in partnership with a range of charities, social enterprises and community groups and conservationists.