Up­grade gets the go-ahead

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Court Reports -

COUN­CIL bosses have se­cured plan­ning per­mis­sion for a multi-mil­lion­pound up­grade of Perth Cre­ma­to­rium.

The work will get un­der way in June and will see the fa­cil­ity closed for six months.

Cre­ma­tions will still be car­ried out within t he build­ing by ar­range­ment with lo­cal fu­neral di­rec­tors, but there will be ap­prox­i­mately four to six weeks when ma­chin­ery will be in­stalled to bring the build­ing into line with new reg­u­la­tions.

It will be the first ma­jor work on the build­ing since it opened in 1962 and will in­clude es­sen­tial up­grades to its electrics and cen­tral heat­ing.

The con­struc­tion work has been timed to co­in­cide with the cre­ation of the new A9/A85 link road.

The route will be built on land be­tween the cre­ma­to­rium and McDiarmid Park.

The cre­ma­to­rium re­fur­bish­ment in­cludes changes to the in­ter­nal struc­ture and l ay­out of rooms, which will mean the chapel is closed un­til early De­cem­ber.

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