The completed £2.5m redevelopment of Oakworth Crematoria is part of Bradford MDC £24m Bereavement strategy which aims to upgrade and enhance their ageing facilities. The development programme also includes new build crematoria at Heaton, where works have now begun and Bierley in the south of the city.
The new and refurbished crematoriums will operate to and above national standards of emissions including the removal of mercury and nitrogen oxide pollutants to make them as environmentally friendly as possible as well as future proofing them against upcoming regulation changes.
The works at Oakworth Crematorium included the removal of the previous outdated cremator, demolition of cramped accommodation, the construction of a purpose-built facility and the installation of a new, energy efficient cremator, featuring the latest emission-reducing technology. The extension sits alongside the extensively refurbished and modernised original chapel and waiting room facilities. There was also extensive external landscaping and drainage works undertaken.