We have appointed Spacemaker Developments as the contractor to start work on a new contemporary crematorium with an attractive landscaped area, in Steppingley near Flitwick. Work is underway on site and is expected to open in the Spring of 2024.
The image below shows the location and layout.
Nationally we have an ageing population; people are living longer and that’s no different in Central Bedfordshire.
We also know that Central Bedfordshire is an area that is set to grow. Over the next 20 years we are expecting around 40,000 new homes to be built. Unfortunately, more people also means more deaths and increasing demand for a crematorium.
There is currently no crematorium in Central Bedfordshire, so residents are using those in other districts instead.
We anticipate there is likely to be four or five services a day at the crematorium.