Building work is beginning at the former premises of funeral directors E J Crossland in Gosport following its takeover by Fareham firm M Coghlan.
The outside of 129 Forton Road has already had a facelift and now a new chapel of rest is being built with suitable furnishings, along with a new accessibility ramp and double opening doors on to the pavement.
The original front door will remain as the main entrance and the whole ground floor will be disabled-friendly once inside. There will also be new toilet facilities and restful waiting areas.
Three students are studying hard for their Diploma in Funeral Service and should all be qualified by next Easter, which means M Coghlan will have four full-time qualified funeral directors, plus Mr Richard Coghlan overseeing it all, with his daughter Sophie part-time in the office at Fareham and Jen running the office at Gosport.
The company caters for a wide variety of requests from families who are looking for a wider and more modern range of services including webcasts, visual life tributes, online memorial pages which allow charitable donations to be made and creating a more celebratory style of send-off for their loved ones.
More than 60% of funerals nowadays are officiated by a Civil Celebrant and each funeral is becoming ‘bespoke’.
M Coghlan offers a wealth of experience to people in and around the Fareham and Gosport area, looking after your family at your door, whenever needed.
When you visit the company’s premises in either Fareham or Gosport, you'll be assured of a warm welcome from established and familiar staff, as well as some new faces.
To find out more, click here or call 01329 282711 for M Coghlan in Fareham or (023) 9258 0074 for Gosport.