#173 Urban Angel Spa
Great Western Arcade, Birmingham
The project is set within the Grade 2 listed Victorian Great Western Arcade in the heart of Birmingham City Centre for an urban retreat day spa which delivers both express treatments as a response to busy city life, and more leisurely relaxation. The design is split over 2 floors with a small retail based ground floor area concealing a larger first floor which features a chill out zone, 4 treatment rooms, a spray tan room, as well as ancillary facilities.
The design also features bespoke joinery such as a retail display unit which showcases key products to passers by, and feature lighting such as a lowered ceiling plane with a star-effect lighting arrangement.
The whole experience is intended as a mix of eastern philosophies with western tradition, and therefore the interior also addresses this approach. The graphic design of the shopfront was in keeping with the traditions of the arcade whilst internally the graphics are more contemporary.