The architect of the original Chapel and building won the New Zealand Institute's gold medal award in 1963. Again in 1990, an award was presented by the Institute for the best design of any commercial building in New Zealand during the past 25 years.
The air-conditioned Chapel seats 150 with standing room for more. Funeral and committal services may be amplified throughout the chapel, foyer and outside area so that all may hear clearly. An experienced organist is available on request to accompany hymns or play select music.
In the early 1990's, a number of additions to the original buildings have added an assembly lounge, a retirement lounge and a hospitality lounge to further enhance the elegant surroundings. The hospitality / reception lounge is in frequent use providing catering after funeral services. It offers an area where family and friends can gather and talk over a cup of tea or coffee and refreshments.
Substantial parking is also available.