After two years in the planning, Horizon is ready to start building the crematorium for Cannock Chase.
Soon local people will have their own facility rather than having to face a long drive to Stafford, Wolverhampton or Walsall crematoria, all of which are very busy.
Horizon is building on the site of the former Bleak House coal mine just south of Five Ways Island.
It will be next to a new cemetery planned by Cannock Chase Council and will share the same entrance on Norton Road.
Set behind a screen of trees, we are building a modest one-storey building with a chapel for 90 people and 70 car parking spaces.
Ninety percent of the 12-acre site will be landscaped gardens, part of which will be formal, but with large areas of trees and grassland. There will be areas for scattering ashes, memorials and planting trees.
Horizon Cremation is building and operating crematoria in areas where current facilities are over-stretched. We want to make the experience of attending a service as poignant, memorable and moving as we can.
Our buildings are carefully considered buildings and we hire compassionate people who can provide the best possible service at a time of distress. Our first facility on the Clyde Coast was voted the ‘Best Crematorium in Scotland’ in the 2019 Scottish funeral Awards. We want to bring the same quality and care to Cannock Chase (Link to Clyde Coast website).
Horizon is also building a new crematorium in East Renfrewshire, to the south of Glasgow, and we have plans in preparation for several more sites across the country.