Temporary mortuary facility to be created in Cambridge at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group hangar
A temporary mortuary facility will be created in Cambridge for if existing provision is not sufficient during the coronavirus pandemic.
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has provided one of its hangers to Cambridgeshire County Council and work will begin tomorrow (Wednesday, April 8) to ensure the facility is ready, if needed.
The facility will be a prefabricated building inside the hangar and will only be used by funeral directors and those looking after the site and run to the highest standards.
There will be no public access or post-mortem activity taking place at the site.
Cambridgeshire County Council leader Cllr Steve Count said: “Local authorities have a duty to ensure that temporary mortuary facilities are available, and while we hope we don’t have to use them, we have to be ready.
“We’re grateful to Marshall Aerospace and Defence in playing their part in helping us deal with this emergency situation and we really appreciate them coming forward in this way.”