Central Bedfordshire Council
Electrical & Mechanical
Couch Perry Wilkes
KMC Transport Planning
Bedford, United Kingdom
The proposal is to provide a new crematorium building within a well landscaped setting, which will also be offered as public open space. The facility offers a single service hall, together with all of the necessary auxiliary facilities, including a floral tribute and book of remembrance. OLA’s brief was to create a stimulating and functional landscape setting that would be used and valued by the local community and beyond that respects the surrounding environment with biodiversity enhancement being a core value. The design approach is to reflect a shared aspiration to develop a scheme that integrates the building form into the landscape and responds to opportunities and constraints presented by the site, client and visitors.
The sustainable drainage plan focuses on the long term environmental and social decisions regarding the quantity and quality of rain water runoff, whilst managing the runoff volumes and flow rates from hard and soft surfaces within the scheme.A strong focus has been placed on the amenity and aesthetic value of surface water for ecological enhancement and how to future proof the scheme with thoughts on climate change.
Managing rainwater runoff on the sites surfaces also encourages
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