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St Pancras Public Mortuary

Client:
London Borough of Camden
Location:
Camden, London
Role:
Architects / Lead Consultant
Date:
2015
Value:
£1.3m

PMA were appointed via an invited competitive tender, to reconfigure the existing St Pancras Public Mortuary. The existing mortuary occupied the ground floor of a two storey 1950’s council building and could not meet current standards for mortuary services, neither in terms of the technical/clinical needs nor for the needs of the visiting public.

The mortuary is to be extended and reconfigured to provide modern post-mortem facilities, a dedicated post mortem room for forensic or infected cases, increased refrigerated body storage, improved vehicular/service access and new public waiting/visiting spaces. New building services and fabric improvements will also significantly reduce the buildings carbon reliance.

This is a wonderful space for relatives to visit. It used to be a bit grim and now it is a civilised experience. It is nicely arranged with good views to the outside

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