East Devon Crematorium


Creating a new crematorium serving the East Devon and West Dorset communities

This 426m2 building, which houses a single chapel, has been built on a 10-acre site and will serve a large area of East Devon and West Dorset, stretching from Exmouth to Bridgeport.

Constructed using locally-sourced building materials wherever possible, the new crematorium features sophisticated environmental engineering including mercury gas abatement technology, which sees mercury produced during the cremation process captured and mixed with reagent granules, preventing it from being released into the atmosphere.

Stepnell also carried out extensive landscaping and highway alterations, and created a memorial gardens as part of the project. In addition, Stepnell constructed a pond, complete with hydro-brake: a flow regulation device which controls water run-off.

  • Client:

    Mercia Crematoria

  • Architect:

    Acanthus Clews

  • Programme:

    46 weeks