WATCH: Computer-generated look at city's new crematorium

    It will be built near Saltram at a cost of £16million

    Plymouth City Council has unveiled a computer-generated look at the city's brand new crematorium. 

    The new facility will be set in 17 acres of countryside, off Merafield Road and near Saltram Park. 

    Inside there are light and open ceremony spaces featuring large windows, in keeping with the desire to provide a modern quality facility. 

    The fly-through video has been released as an extra £4 million was added to the project, following an executive decision by Council leader Tudor Evans.

    The added investment brings the total project costs to around £16million. 

    A café will be included in the project and will be open all day to serve refreshments for people attending funerals and also for people visiting the site to pay their respects.

    There will also be a facility that families can hire for wakes.

    Councillor Sally Haydon, Cabinet member for Community Safety and Customer Focus, said:

    "I’m really excited by the plans and the new fly-through video, which really brings the project to life.

    "This extra investment means new facility will be one of the very best in the south west and I can’t wait to see work begin."

     

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