Project Description


Lancaster County Forensic Facility
Lancaster, PA

L.R. Kimball, together with MWL, provided architectural and engineering services for the new Forensic Center for Lancaster County. This 13,120 square foot facility houses daily operations for the Lancaster County Coroner. It provides Level II Forensic Autopsy capabilities complete with Anthropology, Odontology, and Histology Labs and several areas for Body Processing including generous coolers/freezers for body storage. The facility was constructed on a two-acre site within the Lancaster General Hospital Campus located in East Hempfield Township and affords 20 parking spaces for public and County use. Separate drives for County and mortuary vehicles have been established that lead to an enclosed sallyport feature and ease access and processing of daily activities.

This building is equipped with an emergency generator that provides for complete operation in the event power should fail. In addition, provisions were made for temporary freezer storage units to be utilized should an incident occur that would require body storage beyond this facility’s permanent storage capacity.

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