Barham and Charing crematoriums are part of the Wester leigh Group which not only is a leading developer and operator of crematoria and cemeteries in the UK, conducting over 40,000 funerals per year but also appreciates the social, environmental and financial benefits of providing professionally managed facilities in this highly specialist field.
Barham crematorium, once part of Lord Kitchens Broome Park’s estate, is a beautiful place of peace. A chapel built in the finest tradition it is surrounded by beautiful gardens and boasts views across Elham Valley and Kent. Opened in 1956 privately owned Barham aims to provide an exemplary level of service.
Charing Crematorium is about half an hour away from Barham and located close to the village of Charing. It was opened in 1936 and is set in a beautiful 18 acres of woodland. The chapel on site also provides traditional and multi-faith funeral services.
APE Fire and Security were contracted to work on this pair of working crematorium buildings during a very sensitive and busy period. For this job, all equipment was to be installed out of hours to avoid any disruption which meant working during weekends and ensuring nothing was left unfinished or a hazard. For this to happen it took thorough planning in order to not disturb the working of either crematorium. On this project APE completed the installation of the full fire alarm out of hours over several weekends.