Trent Valley crematorium was commissioned by The Crematorium and Memorial Group in summer 2017 and completed in May 2018. Treske were tasked with helping to complete the interior fit-out which included the construction of main catafalque platform and lectern, and the supply of fully upholstered chapel seating and lectern/reader with integrated audio visual controls. Treske also fitted a bespoke waiting room with waiting room tables and chairs, crematorium reception furniture, and in a family room the design of tables and chairs and the fitting of bespoke room display cabinet lit with led lighting.
The design brief from The Crematorium and Memorial Group and their architects Howl Associates was to reflect the design of the wall structure into the furniture items. Treske designers working with Howl Associates created a repeating pattern of different oak slat thicknesses that carried accross all the furniture from catafalque to lectern, to create a distinctive unique design look to the crematoria furniture. Two pedestal flower stands follow this design framing the full height window overlooking the reflective pool.
Also included in the brief was a completely circular committal curtain which operates on a 10 metre track fitted to a steel halo. The steel halo was installed by the main contractor and then Treske undertook the installation of the track, motors, controllers and curtains. Treske worked very closely with the architect and client to ensure the final scheme was exactly as required and with the main contractor to make sure that all areas were completed on time and to plan.