Midway through the year 2005, the board of Directors compiled their requirement for the new Building and prepared an architectural brief. The board put the project up for tender by contacting local architectural firms and several responded. Interested firms submitted proposals, and the Board selected Mr. Arek Joseph of Chalmers Gibbs Martins Joseph Architects to proceed with the project.
Key features of the new building include the following:
The two-storey structure of approximately 15,000 square feet (7,500 square feet per floor) can accommodate 50 residents, and with the addition of the facilities included in the existing building, the total size of The Pines Retirement Home is approximately 35,000 square feet.
The new building is equipped to withstand hurricanes via its design, standing seam roof, and back up Power generation.
Residents and families have the option of selecting a shared room, private room , or ward-style accommodation depending on their requirements.
Each floor provides access to verandas and contains a nursing station, Parker bath, treatment room, and storage space. Additional storage space is accommodated in the attic of the building, reducing the chance of damage to items as a result of flooding.
The building was completed in the middle of 2012 and the residents were moved to the new building later that year. The Pines Retirement Home was officially opened by Her Excellency the Governor, Helen Kilpatrick in March 2014.