CPUK negotiates second Memoria crematorium contract

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8th June 2018

Skelmersdale construction firm Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) has won its second contract to build another much-needed crematorium for national operator Memoria.

The £2 million project near Retford in Nottinghamshire is expected to be completed by December 2018 and work has begun on site off Old London Road, Barnby Moor.

CPUK is nearing completion on its first Memoria crematorium in Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, with a hand-over date scheduled for this month (June).

As in Wales, Memoria, the 3rd largest private crematoria operator in the UK, is investing in much-needed funeral services for local people in the Retford area with its purpose-built facility aimed at making funeral arrangements easier.

This is Lancashire-based CPUK’s third crematorium in the £1 billion UK funerals sector.

Steve Burke, CPUK managing director, says: “As well as the main steel-frame crematorium building, we are providing a memorial garden, including a pond and water features, burial plots and a car park.

“The landscaping is very important in crematoria design and Memoria has chosen a well-located site.

“We are pleased to have negotiated this second contract with Memoria, which is a key partner due to the company’s exceptional track record in this sector and their ambitious plans for continued expansion.

“It also shows the quality of our work on site in North Wales where the crematory equipment has now been installed and the internal fit out is progressing well.

“The site is taking shape with planting and landscaping, and the car park areas will be completed within the next few weeks.

“Statutory services are being brought onto the site in May and the finishing touches will soon be applied.”

In Nottinghamshire, CPUK is once again working with architect Richard Vest of Ipswich, an experienced crematorium designer.

CPUK Group is one of the North West’s leading independent building and civil engineering companies with an annual turnover of £50 million.

Founded in March 2000, the business operates from purpose-built headquarters at White Moss Business Park in Skelmersdale.

It enjoys an exceptional reputation in the fields of Traditional and Design and Build construction schemes and includes a Civils & Remediation division, which means the company is now offering a full in-house construction and development service to clients – from demolition and site remediation to building work – all based at CPUK’s headquarters in Skelmersdale.

CPUK Group has achieved Investors in People Status and is Constructionline and CHAS accredited for major schemes in excess of £5 million.

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