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Curved timber soffit by BCL Timber at Wyre Forest Crematorium
External Ceilings

Wyre Forest Crematorium

Project Details

  • Client
    Dignity/Wyre Forest District Council  
  • Architect
    Howl Associates
  • Contractor
    Herbert Baggaley Construction 
  • Size
    1000 sqm
  • Location
  • Duration
    15 weeks
  • Completion
Project Details

Radial geometry
Western Red Cedar
EU Class C Fire Protection

Built in partnership between Dignity and Wyre Forest District Council to provide a multi-use funeral facility for Kidderminster and the surrounding areas, the Wyre Forest Crematorium project involves tiers of sweeping radial wood ceilings and soffits in Western Red Cedar, creating a tranquil and unique aesthetic. The concept driven design by Howl Associates was "..based on a water droplet falling into a pool creating ripples being analogous to how one person’s life affects those around them during their lifetime." The scheme, built by Herbert Baggaley Construction has also been designed to a BREEAM 'Very Good' rating and resulted in the project receiving the RIBA 2012 West Midlands Project of the Year.

External timber ceiling at Wyre Forest Crematorium

Wyre Forest Crematorium

External wood soffit at Wyre Forest Crematorium by BCL Timber

Wyre Forest Crematorium

Circular outdoor wood ceiling by BCL Timber at Wyre Forest Crematorium

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