Works to refurbish City of Lincoln Council’s Lincoln Crematorium are progressing well, with groundworks to the second chapel well underway.

Refurbishment works at Lincoln Crematorium began in April 2021, and, when complete, will include:

  • An upgrade to the back of house areas of the main Crematorium building, including the crematory and committal areas, and the inclusion of two new cremators
  • New car parking
  • A second chapel which will be used to carry out services during the construction works as well as after the works are completed to enable more services to be offered

Maria Clayton, Capital Projects Manager at City of Lincoln Council said: “Drainage and groundworks to the second chapel are now well underway and the second chapel installation works are now progressing, and should be completed by early July, after which they will be open for funeral services.”

Following the completion of the second chapel, contractors Lindum will then start building works inside the main chapel to enable the installation of the new cremators and associated plant to be installed.

Lindum will then start works on the construction of a new 85 space car park on the existing overspill car park which is due to be complete by Autumn 2021.

Mark Leason, Contracts Manager at Lindum said: “Works are progressing well, and remain on programme and we look forward to seeing the completed works.”

The contract was procured via Pagabo’s Refit and Refurb framework.

Cllr Bob Bushell Portfolio Holder for Remarkable Place at City of Lincoln Council added: “These works are important to ensure we can continue to deliver a high-quality service, in an attractive environment where people can say goodbye to their loved ones.

“I look forward to seeing these vital works continue.”

The construction works are taking place from 4pm to 10pm Monday to Thursday and all-day Friday, Saturday and Sunday which will significantly minimise disruption to normal services.