Spa Three Ten
Dominion Construction Partners Combines Hodgepodge Spaces into One Amazing Spa
Dominion Construction Partners (DCP) continues to empower area businesses to grow and prosper. When Spa Three Ten learned their Carytown lease would not be renewed due to redevelopment, DCP helped them turn what could have been a bad situation into a great opportunity for growth.
The Spa’s owner found a space — Post Office Square on Patterson Ave — that provided the square footage for growth. Unfortunately, the new location consisted of three different floor elevations, two spaces that had been combined over the years, and very low ceiling heights. And the entire build-out had to be completed before the existing lease ended. The change in locations had to occur with no business downtime. At the same time, the client wanted to incorporate all the ideas for better design and specifications that she had collected over the years.
DCP worked closely with the architect to accomplish all the goals while creating a memorable place for the client. The overall space has a Glam/Industrial style that feels fresh and inviting, while fitting beautifully into the existing retail neighborhood. Exposed ceiling trusses and oversized chandeliers highlight the architecture of the spa area. A more refined design palette enhances the retail and reception area. And solid wood doors, deeply colored walls and intimate lighting create a quite oasis in each of the spa’s treatment rooms.
- Create a unified space. The space includes the original post office for Richmond’s West End, along with mix-matched additions made over the years. The landlord had been unable to get a tenant for eight years because of the challenging space. DCP was able to bring the space up to modern standards with innovative solutions like installing ductwork above the roof and installing a flexible flooring system that allows for changing floor levels while maintaining ADA accessibility
- Absolute drop dead completion date. It was imperative that the new space be ready before the old lease expired — the owner was not willing to lose one day of business. DCP managed all timelines and waypoints efficiently, with the Project Manager serving as the single touch-point for all activity. As a result, the spa was able to close business at the old location on Saturday, and reopen in the new location that Tuesday.
- Integrate all the client’s experience-based design requirements. The client knew what she needed for the new space — and had valuable input on everything from the thickness of the doors to the sound absorbency of finished surfaces. The end result is a space that is custom-tailored to the client’s exact specifications, to serve her business and her customers well.