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Bentley Crematorium


Bentley Crematorium

Liz Lake Associates was commissioned to prepare landscape proposals for the grounds of a new multi-faith Chapel and Crematorium in Brentwood. The brief required a landscape setting for the Chapel including memorial gardens, a water feature, car parking, footpaths and seating set amongst a treed backdrop to provide a tranquil and comforting environment for quiet contemplation.

Following planning approval of the Outline Landscape Plan, detailed landscape plans where prepared including hard surface finishes and a planting layout. Works included liaison with specialist drainage consultants to incorporate field drainage across the site and a detention basin. The scheme was tendered in 2012 and we monitored the landscape implementation by Oakview Landscapes to facilitate the smooth delivery of the construction phase.

The project was opened to the public in October 2012 with an official opening ceremony and service of dedication in March 2013. The Chapel is surrounded by a developing landscape with attractive floral highlights and seasonal interest providing a tranquil setting for mourners to remember their loved ones.