In order to undertake a complete restoration and renovation exercise of the Red House, it was decided that the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago would be temporarily relocated from the Red House to Tower D of the International Waterfront Centre. This move facilitated the works necessary to restore this historic building back to its original glory as the Seat of Parliament.
The Temporary Relocation of Parliament Project involved the necessary renovation and construction works, supply and installation of furnishings, fittings and equipment (FF&E) at Tower D to allow for the temporary accommodation of Members of Parliament as well as the support staff of the Office of the Parliament.
The temporary accommodation occupies eight floors of Tower D. The gross area of Tower D occupied by Parliament and support services is approximately 100,200 square feet. Tower D currently accommodates the following functional elements:
The Office of the Parliament will be housed at Tower D until the renovations to the Red House have been completed and the building has been restored to its former magnificence.