The crematorium, which was crowned with the award in March, was presented with the title for “demonstrating excellence in architecture or design, while being sustainable, accessible and providing a positive civic contribution.”
The award was also presented because the crematorium had demonstrated that it had made “an outstanding contribution to the quality and appearance of the built environment."
Summing up, the Civic Trust Judges said of the crematorium: “The design places an emphasis on elegance and harmonious simplicity, embodying an aesthetic solution that is bespoke and rarely experienced. A timeless piece of architecture.”
The crematorium was officially opened in January 2020, and was designed by the Architect Company, Haverstock.
Samuel Da Silva Resende, associate architect at Haverstock, said: “Lea Fields has been an extremely satisfying project to work on and this award is recognition of the wider team including the client’s and contractor’s commitment to producing exemplar architecture.”
In-line with Government restrictions, the opening year for the crematorium has been one of constant adaption and change, but, according to senior crematorium officer, Karen Smith, the building and the surrounding landscape have offered a vital and reflective constant throughout.
Karen said: “We are extremely grateful to all those at Haverstock for their skills and expertise, and to everybody at the Civic Trust Awards for acknowledging the building and location in this way.”