IT’S not even built and already Dewsbury’s new crematorium is winning awards.
Huddersfield architects Aedas won at the Manchester Society of Architects (MSA) annual awards with their design for the new crematorium.
Judges praised the design, saying: “Dewsbury Crematorium continues the tradition of sensitive spiritual spaces. The building enjoys its woodland setting.”
The award-winning and shortlisted design entries are on display at Cube Gallery as part of the Manchester Architecture and Design Festival.
Aedas also won best Community project for their unique St John’s C E Primary School in Blackpool, which then went on to gain Overall Winner award.
Nigel Howden, Aedas Project Associate, said: “'To win a design award voted for by your peers so early in this project is a great accolade, and gives us the confidence that we have delivered our clients vision with a contemporary architectural response.”
The £2.6m project, due to start on site in August, has been commissioned by Kirklees Council Bereavement Services and will replace the existing 1960’s Dewsbury Moor Crematorium.