Lea Fields Crematorium Brick Awards Shortlisting
We are so pleased to announce Lea Fields Crematorium has been shortlisted for a Brick Award, public sector category.
The new-build crematorium with single chapel for 100 people seated and 50 standing is located in parkland, near the village of Lea. The main building includes a foyer space, chapel, cremator and ancillary areas. In the wider site, the new memorial facility, known as the Remembrance Court, incorporates the Book of Remembrance and Flowers Room.
The earthy material palette of brick, timber and bronze help create a series of calming and contemplative spaces inside this crematorium. The materiality of the proposal comprises of three key elements: an elegant brick volume that defines the form of the building throughout; the use of natural materials both internally and externally to place the building within its landscape, and the carefully considered large bronze framed window panels to articulate the brick building and offer views across the wider site and beyond.