CPUK lands crematorium work

A contract to build a crematorium near Connah’s Quay, North Wales has been won by Construction Partnership UK.

The £1.78m Flintshire project has been awarded by crematorium operator Memoria, and is the second contract that Skelmersdale-based CPUK has secured in the £1bn UK funerals sector.

The facility will be the first crematorium in Flintshire and it is expected to reduce waiting times for local people currently traveling to use facilities in Chester, Denbighshire, Wrexham or Colwyn Bay.

CPUK has already started work and expects to be on site for 40 weeks at the Oakenholt Lane site.

The architect for the project is Richard Vest Architectural Design, which has proposed a single storey steel framed structure incorporating a 95-seat chapel, crematorium area, storage rooms and landscaping.

Steve Burke, managing director of CPUK, said: “This scheme provides another great example of our group businesses working together to bring innovation and savings to our customers.

“Our in-house remediation division has created a very cost-effective earthworks solution before we start the main construction work which, in addition to the crematorium itself, will include new access roadways, car parks, formal ponds and ornamental fountains, memorial gardens and extensive soft landscaping.”

CPUK’s order book for the year is approaching £50m, Burke said. He added: “We have specifically targeted Memoria as a potential key partner due to their exceptional track record in this sector and their ambitious plans for continued expansion. Hopefully this will be the first of many contracts between Memoria and CPUK.”

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