Client: Pennsylvania Department of General Services
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Community Hospital of Lancaster
Gannett Fleming provided an architectural/engineering condition and energy assessment of the Community Hospital of Lancaster. The hospital consisted of seven interconnected wings constructed in stages that dated from 1929 to 1993, with an approximate gross area of 212,000 square feet. The building heights ranged from three to five levels.
Existing condition of the building was documented regarding the interior building treatments, exterior façade, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning equipment and distribution, electrical power, lighting, and telecommunication systems. Based on the building condition findings, an adaptive reuse functional assessment was performed based on the conversion of the facility to student housing and other educational programs (classrooms, offices, library, auditorium, etc.). Cost estimates and ongoing operating costs associated with the adaptive reuse were developed.
A Phase II environmental site assessment was also performed. Samplings were taken, tested, and documented in a final report. Specifically, the study focused on identifying asbestos-containing materials, lead-containing paint, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), and radon.