Governor Laura Kelly joined the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Kansas Department of Administration, and representatives of McCownGordon Construction to celebrate the beginning of construction of the new State of Kansas Health and Environment Laboratory (KHEL). The lab will be built on a 3.61-acre section of the Capitol Complex between Topeka Boulevard and Harrison Street (State Parking Lot 4). Plans call for a three-story building of approximately 100,000 square feet. The KHEL will consist of high-tech biology, chemistry, and diagnostic laboratories; offices; and training rooms.