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The Docklands Retreat is a spa aimed at supporting mental health within the workplace promoting relaxation throughout the day whilst providing areas for guests to work within the comfort of a calming environment. Located at the West India Docks, in the heart of the working capital of London, Canary Wharf. The former docks administration building was later converted to a building which housed ledgers of the West India Docks, before becoming its current use of a pub. Based at the West India Docks, the location of The Docklands Retreat has a lot of history dating back to the 1800s. The docks were once the busiest shipping port, which played an important role in the history of the British Empire. The building itself was formerly known as the administrative building for the import dock.

The spa concept connects general mental health along with mental health issues in the workplace. Through methodical research there are approximately 1 in 6.8 people who experience mental health problems in the workplace. The easily accessible spa is available for employees in the local area as well as others coming in from further areas. The location is valuable for all types of audiences that will pass through as there is a lot of supporting infrastructure in the surrounding area. The design provides a calming atmosphere targeting a range of mental health issues for adults and employees in neighbouring areas.

While the average London worker is working for around 8 hours a day, the stresses of jobs in important companies can cause a lot of deeper issues that aren’t always recognized or dealt with in a helpful way. Busy employees don’t always have the time to seek help from doctors as their jobs can be very demanding. Exceptionally high statistics of 12.7% of total sick days were due to mental health issues. This spa now allows employees to work from this space to avoid sick day, meaning businesses are losing less money from sick pay, in the aim that the impact on companies and the risk of people losing their jobs would decrease.

The River Thames was a vital source of inspiration for The Docklands Retreat, with repetition of curved features are placed throughout the whole spa. Using curved details to create a range of textures within the design, this creates a soft look to the space combining the use of textures and scale to create a unique design. The treatment rooms within the Docklands Retreat offer a wide range of relaxing treatments for the mind, body and soul. With an overall aim of improving mental health of people in stressful work environments.

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The Docklands Retreat is a spa aimed at supporting mental health within the workplace promoting relaxation throughout the day whilst providing areas for guests to work within the comfort of a calming environment. Located at the West India Docks, in the heart of the working capital of London, Canary Wharf. The former docks administration building was later converted to a building which housed ledgers of the West India Docks, before becoming its current use of a pub. Based at the West India Docks, the location of The Docklands Retreat has a lot of history dating back to the 1800s. The docks were once the busiest shipping port, which played an important role in the history of the British Empire. The building itself was formerly known as the administrative building for the import dock.

The spa concept connects general mental health along with mental health issues in the workplace. Through methodical research there are approximately 1 in 6.8 people who experience mental health problems in the workplace. The easily accessible spa is available for employees in the local area as well as others coming in from further areas. The location is valuable for all types of audiences that will pass through as there is a lot of supporting infrastructure in the surrounding area. The design provides a calming atmosphere targeting a range of mental health issues for adults and employees in neighbouring areas.

While the average London worker is working for around 8 hours a day, the stresses of jobs in important companies can cause a lot of deeper issues that aren’t always recognized or dealt with in a helpful way. Busy employees don’t always have the time to seek help from doctors as their jobs can be very demanding. Exceptionally high statistics of 12.7% of total sick days were due to mental health issues. This spa now allows employees to work from this space to avoid sick day, meaning businesses are losing less money from sick pay, in the aim that the impact on companies and the risk of people losing their jobs would decrease.

The River Thames was a vital source of inspiration for The Docklands Retreat, with repetition of curved features are placed throughout the whole spa. Using curved details to create a range of textures within the design, this creates a soft look to the space combining the use of textures and scale to create a unique design. The treatment rooms within the Docklands Retreat offer a wide range of relaxing treatments for the mind, body and soul. With an overall aim of improving mental health of people in stressful work environments.

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