The Co-Op Funeralcare New Homes and Mortuaries

Project Title: The Co-Op Funeralcare New Homes and Mortuaries  
Services: Project Management
Client: The Co-operative Group
Build Value: Variable
Build Duration: 8 weeks to 10 months
New Care Home Branches: 
Shelby is appointed to deliver new Funeralcare branches to support the Co-operative’s strategy of expanding their trading portfolio. Shelby is assisting to deliver 11 New Homes for Co-op as part of its wider property development strategy in 2018-19.

Our team of highly skilled and qualified Project Managers are strategically located throughout the UK to support this ambitious programme at a local level and continue to deliver exceptional quality projects.

Mortuary Care Centres: 
Shelby is also appointed to deliver new mortuary facilities for Co-op Funeralcare, ensuring that its properties are technically compliant with the operational and regulatory standards for the back of house facilities.

Following our initial instruction to deliver a new model-specification mortuary and logistics hub in Edinburgh, Shelby project managed state-of-the-art mortuary facilities in Fareham, Reading and Chester. We also helped to deliver a logistics hub (to provide vehicle maintenance and storage facilities) at Salford.

The site and existing buildings at Edinburgh were acquired in a heavily-dilapidated state, requiring significant investment in the existing building envelope prior to commencement of the fit-out works. Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 20 regulations dictate a significant proportion of the standards that needed to be met for the facility. However, in addition to the HTM, the team were responsible for translating the Co-op specification requirements to create a new model specification flagship facility that was bespoke for the business. As part of the Edinburgh mortuary development, a new logistics hub was created to provide the Client with a vehicle maintenance and storage facility.

A spokesman for Co-operative Funeralcare, said:

“Aside from the Funeralcare environment, Shelby has also been successful in working with my colleagues in The Co-operative to deliver our new digital hub (Federation), Food Refit Projects and numerous Special Projects, including Planned Asset Renewal workstreams and the recent Food rebrand programme. Based on my experience and with context of the role that Shelby has fulfilled for Co-op, I would have no hesitation in recommending Shelby as a Project Management consultant.”