Long Leys Cemetery Development

Client: : City of Lincoln Council Location: : Lincoln Dates: : 2010 – 2014 Value: : £1,200,000

HDD in worked in association with Dunn and Co as lead consultants to provide a full design and project management service for the development of a new cemetery for the City of Lincoln.  The new cemetery has been sensitively designed to fit into its rural location on the edge of the historic City of Lincoln, and to provide an attractive and tranquil environment for burial and the bereaved. The new cemetery will provide the city with enough burial space for up to 50 years.

HDD were responsible for discharging all planning conditions, and modifying the outline design and making fresh planning applications for engineering and operational work. The planning application work and discharge of conditions involved extensive liaison with the Environment Agency and The Upper Witham Inland Drainage Board in order to develop a scheme that was acceptable to all.

HDD then managed a team of sub-consultants including architects, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers to produce all the detailed design drawings, specifications and schedules, and then acted as Project Manager, overseeing all aspects of the construction works on site, under a NEC 3 ‘Option B’ form of contract.

The scheme involved the design of a comprehensive drainage system to ensure its suitability for burial. HDD worked alongside BSP consulting to design a comprehensive SUDs drainage scheme with an attractive attenuation pond.

The scheme included:

  • new office, maintenance buildings, storage yard and new car parks and carriageways;
  • extensive SUDs (sustainable drainage system) including feature pond and underground attenuation tanks;
  • a new on-highway footpath (involving a S278 agreement) linking adjacent residential       areas to the new cemetery;
  • 4700 burial plots, memorial gardens, seating areas and landscaped areas.

Dunn & Co in association with HDD also provided the City of Lincoln with a comprehensive Management Plan for the new cemetery.