Complete fit out including interior design, project
New consultation rooms were among the WorkBox worked on the commercial fit-out of consulting rooms for Relate Derby.
The refurbishment programme involved the creation of eight fully sound proofed consulting rooms, including a family room, a new reception and waiting area and open plan and cellular offices for staff including a new boardroom. The works were completed over a four week period and also included full decoration, heating, mechanical ventilation and kitchen improvements.
WorkBox director, Stuart Thacker, said: “We were pleased to offer our services to Relate who help so many families each year. We hope staff and clients will benefit greatly from the new areas.”
Relate are the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, and every year they help over a million people of all ages, backgrounds and sexual orientations to strengthen their relationships. In 1938 Clergyman Dr Herbert Gray and a group of his colleagues began pioneering research into relationships. Dr Gray delivered counselling from a small London office in 1943. Over 8,000 clients were seen by a group of dedicated volunteers over the next five years. By the 1950s, as family life began to recover after the traumas of the war, the Marriage Guidance Council began to be recognised as a national institution providing dedicated and valuable work. On Valentine’s Day 1988, the organisation was relaunched as Relate.
In 2006 The Relate Institute was opened – the training academy for counsellors validated by the University of Hull. In 2013 they celebrated 75 years of providing relationship support and dedicated the celebrations to our ‘Relate Heroes’.