Mercia Crematoria was formed in 2004 and is closely related to companies with a long tradition of development and construction of public buildings. Mercia has completed five crematoria, all originally let to Memoria Ltd and now owned and operated by Dignity PLC.
Ollerton - Nottinghamshire
Bury - Greater Manchester
Chorley - Lancashire
Braintree - Essex
Bishop Auckland - Durham
Inside of Crematorium
Development of crematoria is an increasingly complex business with design, environmental, planning and financial issues to be resolved. Mercia carries out the complete development package for public and private sector partners.

Because town planning for crematoria is so complicated, Mercia has its own in-house planning capability.
  • Need and financial assessment
  • Site purchase
  • Town planning
  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Financing
Crematorium Memorial Garden
Our next phase of development is well underway with three more crematoria under construction and further options in negotiation.
  • Fenland crematorium at March will open in August when it will be owned and operated by Dignity.
  • Shepton Mallet is also pre-sold to Dignity who expect to open it early in 2011.
Work has just started on the latest scheme at Ottery St Mary. Here the owner and operator will be a new independent company, East Devon Crematorium Co, formed by Chris Johns, former director of Memoria and past president of ICCM.
Fendland, Cambridgeshire
The Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire planting the first tree at Fenland Crematorium.
Mercia is actively seeking further opportunities to develop crematoria in conjunction with Local Authorities and operators. Our reputation is based on our success rate and the quality of our developments.
Mercia Crematoria Developments Ltd
6 Lower Farm Barns, Bainton Road, Bucknell, Bicester, Oxon OX27 7LT
Tel: 01869 244848 Fax: 01869 249955 Email:
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