NEW Hemel Hempstead Crematorium - Latest Update: July 2023
West Herts Crematorium Joint Committee is delighted to announce the completion of the new sister crematorium in Hemel Hempstead, which will be open to the public in a few months.
Please Note: On 3rd and 5th August 2023: Community invited to see new state-of-the-art Hemel Hempstead Crematorium
The new crematorium building has a chapel that can accommodate 140 people, along with spaces for congregation, cremation, administration, staff, and memorial services. Thanks to the asymmetrical layout and catafalque, the chapel creates a sense of intimacy regardless of the number of people attending a service, and also benefits from a "Protected View" that allows natural light, complete privacy and overlooks the surrounding landscape. There is a separate pavilion with memorial facilities in the building.
Extensive landscaping, such as car parks, memorial gardens, woodland areas, and meadows with mown grass paths, and the Porte cochere offering a covered entrance to the chapel, are also part of the development.
A lot of thought has been put into creating an atmosphere of calm and tranquillity by using the surrounding environment and architectural elements. Our focus was also to ensure there was clear circulation for visitors to move around easily, avoiding mourners at ongoing funeral services.
Community invited to see new state-of-the-art Hemel Hempstead Crematorium
Explore the cutting-edge Hemel Hempstead Crematorium, with two open days for public visits.
The West Herts Crematorium Joint Committee is pleased to invite residents and community members to attend two open days to explore the new Hemel Hempstead Crematorium and its services before its official opening in the coming months.
One of the primary goals of the new crematorium is to offer an expanded capacity for the west Hertfordshire region, ensuring that residents have access to two exceptional facilities in which to say goodbye to their loved ones. With longer service times and extensive media choices, the facility aims to provide the community with a peaceful environment for families to pay their final respects.
All residents and interested parties are invited to join this unique opportunity to witness the dedication and care that has gone into creating this facility, which has been designed to meet the funeral needs of the community. There will be a guided tour of the entire site and the opportunity to learn about the services provided.
The OPEN DAYS will be held on:
Thursday 3rd August, 2023: 10am – 4pm
Saturday 5th August, 2023: 9am – 1pm
There is no need to book, but attendees are advised that the last tour of the day will be 3pm on Thursday 3 August and 12pm on Saturday 5 August.
The address of the new site is:
Hemel Hempstead Crematorium, Off Bedmond Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8LL