FOI request (FOIR-137549850)
Requested Thu 15 August 2019
Responded Mon 16 September 2019
1. When was the last time your crematoria underwent significant renovation? What works were carried out and what was the overall cost?
2. When do you project future works will be required? (chapel renovation, cremation chambers, etc)
Q1 - The cremators were replaced with the addition of abatement equipment in 2011 at a cost of £36990.50
2013-14 the chapel was reordered and decorated, the pews were removed and chairs put in, increasing seating from 60 -74 and air conditioning was fitted, the works were around £50,000.
2014-2015 when we built a new under cover flower display area away from the building. https://www.fordingbridge.co.uk/case-studies/hastings-crematorium/
At the same time we refurbished and re-purposed the old flower display area (which originally was the south chapel) to an overflow room/ chapel with 40 seats and a 65" screen, increasing our capacity to 114 seated.
At the same time we put in a new sound system and hearing loop for both rooms.
The full works came to over £120,000.
Internally the cremators were full re-lined 2016-2017 at just under £39,000 each.
Smaller works, the waiting room was re-painted and carpeted in 2017-18, along with touching up various doors, windows gates and other fixtures. Around the same time the office building, built in 1856, had roofing and pointing work, and a new widow, the works were just over £25,000.
The two very large chapel windows are due to be renovated and repaired next year.
Both cremators are due new hearths over the next 6 months and full relines 2021/22.
The approach roads will need resurfacing in places in the next 2-3 years.
The chapel furniture etc. will be due to replaced 2022/23
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