The final stone has been laid to complete the structure of Wealden’s new crematorium at Horam and the building should be officially opened in March.
Wealden Council chairman Chris Hardy was asked to lay the final stone at a ceremony attended by representatives of district and parish councils and members of the site team responsible for construction.
The modern, multi-faith crematorium is south of Horam along the A267. It has a 120-seat chapel, and car parking for 150 vehicles.
A council press release said the crematorium would provide much-needed provision for the 1,200 local people a year who choose to be cremated.
Cllr Hardy said: “The completion of Wealden’s first crematorium is a landmark occasion for this council.
“We are incredibly proud of the results so far. It has delivered a facility meeting the highest standards for a crematorium, whilst giving great consideration to the natural landscape.
“The results in a relatively short space of time are impressive. We look forward to the official opening of this new service for the District in March 2019.”
Final landscaping of the site is now under way along with work to the main entrance. Traffic lights will be in place on the A267 until the end of February whilst the work on the crematorium entrance is completed.
An Open Day will take place in the spring following completion giving the public an opportunity to visit the facility.
Further information about the Crematorium and its progress can be followed online via the Wealden Council website.