Gerard Kelly Architects have worken on a few very intersting and unusual projects since we forned and included in this group must be the new Bournemouth Mortuary.
One of the most intersting and unusual projects we have carried out was the new Bournemouth Mortuary. The Bournemouth Daily Echo (on Saturday, 4 December 2010) said: "The new facilities, on the site of the existing mortuary, will provide specialized services to meet the demands of bereaved families, medical staff and clinicians.
Senior Coroner's officer and mortuary manager Julian Jeneson told the Echo: "We hope that this new building will show that we treat the bereaved and the deceased with the utmost respect."
New Bournemouth mortuary ‘meets needs of community’
A NEW £2 million pound state-of-the-art mortuary was unveiled at Bournemouth’s East Cemetery on Friday.
From the Bournemouth Daily Echo dated Friday
The new facilities, on the site of the existing mortuary, will provide specialised services to meet the needs of bereaved families, medical staff and clinicians.
Senior coroner’s officer and mortuary manager Julian Jeneson told the Daily Echo: “We hope this new building will show that we treat the bereaved and deceased with the utmost respect.”
Cllr David Smith, Bournemouth borough council’s cabinet member for community, said: “The main benefit the public will notice is a more efficient and sensitive service.
“I am delighted that we have been able to complete this project in time and well within budget and that Bournemouth now has a centralised mortuary service set in peaceful grounds, meaning that it will no longer be necessary to travel outside of the conurbation.”
Currently not all post mortems take place in Bournemouth with infectious disease post mortems having to be carried out in Brighton and forensic post mortems in Dorchester. With a new mortuary all post mortems will take place in one location.
A Bournemouth council spokesman said the new facilities had been funded through “prudential borrowing paid back through the savings from having a centralised facility.”
The remainder of the bill was financed by Dorset County Council, the Borough of Poole and Bournemouth borough council.