Shell Point Retirement Community Breaks Ground On New Skilled Nursing Facility

October 09, 2019
Architecture Senior Living

Designed by RDG, the new healthcare facility will offer approximately 200,000 SF of private-room skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy and medical office space.

Shell Point Retirement Community officially broke ground on its new skilled nursing facility. Once complete, the facility will bring together all of Shell Point’s health care services, including a comprehensive medical center, behavioral health suite, rehabilitation center, dental offices, pharmacy and a 180-bed skilled nursing facility with private rooms. Representatives from RDG Planning & Design joined Shell Point administration and staff and others in celebrating the project milestone. The project is being designed and constructed in collaboration with RDG, Wegman Design Group, The Weitz Company, Johnson Engineering, Stantec Consulting Services and Fiber Solutions.

“In 1970, Shell Point set out to meet the demands of coming generations to create a small retirement village. RDG has collaborated with Shell Point for the last three decades to realize that vision, developing master plans, residential neighborhoods, commons and healthcare facilities that have ultimately led to Shell Point becoming the largest CCRC in Florida. The health center is the final component of this healthcare expansion, which will provide support to residents for decades to come,” said RDG Construction Administrator and Partner Dave Huering.

Scheduled for completion in fall 2021, the health center will include a grand entrance and lobby, rehabilitation center with therapy pool, health clinic, pharmacy, dental suite, nurse stations, dining and living rooms, sunrooms, plus a salon and day spa. Additional features include a butterfly garden, chapel and prayer garden, boardwalk, gazebo and bistro.

The health center marks the 37th senior living design collaboration between Shell Point and RDG since 1972, a partnership that encompasses three other skilled nursing facilities: Glenridge on Palmer Ranch in Sarasota, Florida, The Woodlands at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach, Florida and Oak Hammock at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. 

Written by Erin Van Zee, Communications Director