South Holland’s new crematorium is due to officially open next Monday.
The £2million crematorium is the only facility of its kind in the district and will mean that bereaved families will no longer have to face long journeys to Boston, Peterborough or King’s Lynn.
Construction of the crematorium, which is off the A151, north of Surfleet, has been carried out by local firm D Brown (Building Contractors) Ltd, based in Moulton.
The project has been developed by local businessmen Andrew Bowser and Andrew Butt.
Mr Bowser said: “We have completed the work on the crematorium on time and delivered a high quality facility that will serve the people of South Holland for many years to come.
“The feedback we have received so far has been very positive due mainly to the extensive landscaping, the quality of the building and the emissions filtration system that minimises environmental impact.
“We hope the facility will provide a place of calm reflection for people at a difficult time.”
Lincolnshire Co-op will manage the South Lincolnshire Crematorium and four staff have been employed to work at the facility.
The crematorium will be open for use by all and will welcome services organised by other county funeral directors.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s Head of Funeral Services David Dernley said: “We pride ourselves on the standard of care we provide for the bereaved in the communities we serve and we will deliver those high standards of service at South Lincolnshire Crematorium to all who use it.”
The crematorium will be officially opened by Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Tony Worth at a ceremony for invited guests.