Pure Cremation have created a beautiful new contemporary crematorium - Charlton Park Crematorium, situated just outside of Andover in Hampshire.
Treske worked with the client to design and install a truly bespoke catafalque with a rise and fall platform and heavy duty, ‘bariatric’ rollers, as well as other crematorium furniture. This feature allows the coffin to be lowered at the end of the service and then raised back up once the mourners have exited the chapel. The catafalque is also fully movable on heavy, lockable castors to allow for complete removal if not required during a service.
The oak lectern has also been specially designed for this project and features an electronically adjustable reader with integrated AV and the controls for the rise and fall catafalque set neatly into the lectern top.
The stackable chairs were chosen for their comfort and contemporary style, plus they also offer the flexibility of being able to be completely cleared from the space or to create smaller, more intimate seating layouts as required.
The facilities include 2 large screens for displaying images, videos, readings and song lyrics, plus the option to webcast the farewell to family or friends who are unable to attend. As well as a hearing induction loop facility, Pure Cremation have a height-adjustable lectern - which is good for everyone, especially children and wheelchair users.
The Chapel has seating for 86 people and ample standing room for up to 25 additional mourners. If needed, the reception space can be used as an extension to the Chapel with mourners able to clearly see and hear what is happening thanks to the intelligent glass partition between these spaces.