Uncommon partners with Marcus Lyall to reduce stress this Mental Health Awareness Week

uncommonWith a strong focus on mental wellbeing in the workplace, Uncommon’s flagship space, Liverpool Street, which will be fully open to members from the 20th May.  The space has collaborated with leading light artist Marcus Lyall, to provide Uncommon’s newest space on Liverpool Street with a bespoke light and sound installation. It monitors heart rates and stress levels through the touch of a finger and is designed to promote wellness by making people aware of the signals inside their body and how stress can affect their everyday life.

Work can often be a main cause of stress and anxiety, but with appropriate wellness interior design, it can be a place to feel relaxed, comfortable and productive. Central to luxury flexible workspace, Uncommon’s wellness strategy is living greenery in the workplace, with over 1,000 plants housed in the new flagship space Liverpool Street, the plants help filter the air and provide a more neutral feel to the space. Uncommon’s spaces also offer al fresco areas, from terraces to roof top gardens, boasting fully functioning WiFi for members to make the most of long summer days whilst making sure all work goals are met.

Research by the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that by adding just one plant per square mile in an office, employees were 15% more productive than those without plants in their workspace. As well as the plants, Uncommon Liverpool Street also features a 5-metre Ficus benjamina tree, situated in the central atrium of the top-floor communal mezzanine space. Surrounding the tree will be hanging chairs, perfect for relaxation or break-out meetings, making sure even on those rainy summer days, members of Uncommon still reap the outdoor space working benefits.

Uncommon offers luxury flexible workspaces and offices in central locations with an emphasis on design led spaces and a focus on health & wellbeing. Their aim is to promote a healthier way of working in an environment that evokes creativity, as well as productivity. The spaces draw inspiration from a blend of Scandinavian and Italian design with a combination of rich textures and tonal colours to stimulate focus and maintain levels of calmness.


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