Buxton Building Contractors based in Caterham Surrey have been awarded the £7.7Million redevelopment of Guildford Crematorium.
Guildford Borough Council leaders said - We are pleased to confirm that the main building contractor has been selected for the redevelopment project, and we are very pleased to announce that Buxtons Building Contractors have been awarded the work. When looking for a contractor we wanted to make sure that the people involved would be capable of working in a specialised environment and that they could work sensitively alongside visitors to the site.
Buxtons have completed many relevant projects involving live sensitive environments and the installation of specialist equipment, including most recently the refurbishment of Guildford cathedral during which the building was kept open for funerals and services.
Works will start on 8th May 2018 including site surveys, construction of builders' compounds and erection of hoardings. During this first phase of the works a new car park, remembrance courtyard and interim chapel will be constructed. This will leave the existing crematorium building in place and operational until autumn 2018 when we transfer to the interim chapel.
Buxton Building Contractors said - We are honoured to be building a new Crematorium for Guildford Borough Council.
This highly sensitive project involves the redevelopment of the Crematorium to provide fit for purpose facilities for the bereaved.
Planning permission has been granted and we are starting works in the spring of 2018 and aiming for the project to be completed by autumn 2019.