With the renovations of the new Beaufort County Coroner’s office complete, the staff officially moved into the building Friday, January 10.
The eight-month process transformed the former Disabilities and Special Needs Building on Old Shell Road in Port Royal into a 6,300-square-foot building that now houses the coroner’s office, morgue and offices for Victim and Juvenile Services. This is the first time the Beaufort County Coroner has ever had its own building and morgue, which will enable Coroner Ed Allen to offer more family services and perform required administrative functions in a central location.
“The new building allows me and my deputy coroners to provide a more private area to speak with grieving families as well as more space to efficiently keep records,” said Allen.
The project, which cost $850,000, came from bond sales.