LEEBOYD Architects were commissioned by PURE Spa in August 2007 to design the fit out of their third Beauty Salon and Day Spa in Scotland which is located in the new Silverburn Shopping Centre at Barrhead, Glasgow.
Challenged by the angular plan of the unit and location of existing services the brief demanded efficient space planning within the 308m2 unit to accommodate;
- Reception counter with Waiting area,
- Retail display,
- 6no. Manicure stations with a Drying bar,
- 5no. Pedicure stations,
- Make-up unit,
- 5no. Pure treatment rooms,
- 5no. Spa rooms with Relaxation area, Changing facilities and Sauna
- WC’s, Office, Staff room and Store.
The front space had to maximize the visual interaction between Mall and the Spa as this was the only elevation which allowed views into the unit. With the Manicure station curving towards the window and the retail area positioned directly in front of the entrance, strong enticing focal points were created.
Bespoke oak veneered units scatter along the walls to create the Retail display shelving and break away from the regimented appearance of starkly lit cosmetic counters usually found, encouraging a more relaxed shopping experience.
A simple yet sophisticated palette of oak, mirror, metallic aggregate and charcoal ceramic floor tiles is softened and warmed with burgundy lacquered mounting panels and bold floral wall paper in the front space. Mirrored panels and light fittings were used throughout the interior to create the illusion of space and add a glamorous yet playful dynamic to the space through their reflections.
PURE treatment rooms had to be bright without feeling clinical to allow various beauty treatments like waxing and spray tanning to be carried out. Dimmable light fittings were also installed to provide flexibility so that the ambience within that room could be softened during relaxing treatments like facials and massages. Glossy white units with large mirrors help to create a bright and revitalizing space.