Treske worked closely with the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council to create a scheme for their newly refurbished Robin Hood crematorium chapel in Shirley. The crematorium was first opened in 1958 and in 2017 was refurbished to seat 80 people.
Treske designed bespoke, solid oak benches to link together in continuous rows to maximize the seating capacity in the available space. The advantage of using smaller bench units is they can be moved and reconfigured as required to cater for different seating layouts. Individual benches can also be removed to assist with access for wheelchairs or disability scooters.
Treske also supplied and installed bespoke curtains tracks, heavy duty motors and curtain controls together with fully lined committal curtains in a light contemporary colour to compliment the rest of the chapel scheme.
Treske installed a catafalque platform, new curtain track motors and controller for the committal area, catafalque curtains, blinds to windows, oak upholstered seats chapel seating, frontals, a bespoke lectern and organ surround.
Treske supplied a new lectern with integrated controls and AV features, redesigned the catafalque base and developed a striking design style for the crematoria furniture. The oak benches with upholstered seats and frontals used the same design as the catafalque and reader.
Crematoria furniture including the reception desk, catafalques for two chapels with seating on curved benches designed especially by Treske, with console tables, flower stands and a lectern with full audio visual and curtain controls installed.