Margate’s Thanet Crematorium is set to undergo its most significant upgrade and improvement work since the Manston Road site originally opened in 1966.
Starting on Monday 6 August, Thanet District Council’s £1.4 revamp will include the installation of new, energy-efficient cremators designed to comply with latest government legislation and accommodate demands placed upon them.
Refurbishments will also be carried out to the funeral chapel, entrance hallway and public waiting room, and the original heating and electrical systems will also be replaced.
All the work is expected to be completed by the end if the year, but the council and the teams of experienced contractors are determined to respect the sensitive nature of the crematorium and to minimise inconvenience. Local funeral directors are aware of the upgrade works and will be advised in advance of any possible short-term closures.
He added: “I’d like to thank visitors for their patience and for bearing with us while the work is carried out. But once all the work is finished at the end of the year, there will be a significant improvement to the crematorium.”