Newtownabbey crematorium expected to be completed by 2021

An artist's impression of the new facility.
An artist's impression of the new facility.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has announced that work on a state of the art crematorium in the Doagh Road area of Newtownabbey is due to commence next year.

Commenting on the plans, a spokesperson for the local authority said: “Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council already has outline planning permission for a new state of the art crematorium at Doagh Road, Newtownabbey.

“The council has now agreed to make a full planning application for the crematorium which includes a memorial garden and columbarium.

“This significant capital development project is expected to commence on site in April 2020 with completion in May 2021.

“This much-needed facility will serve our residents and people across the whole of Northern Ireland.”