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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences moving to Greenfield Corporate Center

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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences hopes to be moving into new digs by the fall semester of 2016.

The four-year school, now based at 410 N. Lime St. in Lancaster, announced it had signed a long-term lease with High Real Estate Group LLC to take over space in the Greenfield Corporate Center, 1853 William Penn Way, East Lampeter Township.

“The mission and core purpose of PA College focus on a completely learner-centered environment – both in the instruction we offer and the learning environment we provide,” college President Dr. Mary Grace Simcox said in a news release.“As a result of tremendous growth over the past 10 years, our board of trustees and president’s cabinet have invested a great deal of time and effort in considering various opportunities for the college to expand its physical presence in Lancaster County.”

College spokeswoman Stephanie Ellis said she was unable to provide a price tag on the 213,000-square-foot office and warehouse building, currently home to Bosch Security. That company announced in August it would be moving its distribution center to South Carolina.

Ellis said the initial cost of the project will be funded by Lancaster General Health, the college’s parent organization, with the goal being to limit the impact on tuition.

“However, the college will launch a fundraising campaign for continued expansion efforts,” she said.

The Greenfield Corporate Center, just off Route 30, is a 600-acre mixed-use planned commercial development managed by High Associates Ltd.

The college plans to convert the two-story, 65,000-square-foot, class-A office building to administrative offices. The 148,000-square-foot R&D warehouse will be renovated into state-of-the-art classroom and lab facilities and will include a 90,000-square-foot mezzanine, according to the release. The 500-car parking lot will be expanded to accommodate the students and employees.

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