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Desk Space

How much does it cost?
Currently we are offering desks at £99/month. This is an all-inclusive price, there are no service charges, bills or business rates. It’s pretty darn cheap.

How long is the contract?
We operate a monthly rolling licence, when you want to leave you need to give us thirty days notice. Currently we are not offering daily or hourly rates.

Is internet provided?
At Pithay Studios each group of two-four desks has its own router offering GPON fibre internet. Download speeds are typically 20-40mb/s, upload around 20mb/s. No more waiting for funny cat videos to buffer.

What are the up-front costs of taking a desk?
We take a deposit of £99 plus a pro-rata rent payment for the remaining days of the month. There is an additional refundable deposit of £20 for an access card.

Where are desks available?
At the moment we are only offering desks at Pithay Studios, our site in the city-centre. Most of our studios and offices are private, though do offer a handful of sharing options at Deben House and Freestone Studios.

Can two people share a desk?
The rule of thumb is one person per desk at any one time. Two people can share a desk but not regularly use it at the same time.

Are there meeting facilities?
We provide a basic meeting room absolutely free of charge. It’s not got bells or whistles but it’s a nice bonus for desk space users. There’s a simple sign-up form on the door.

Do you provide telecoms?
We don’t provide phones or phone lines. We suggest using IP phones which can be plugged straight into the routers at each desk. This can cost as little as a tenner a month, we use Virtually There.

Can I make phone calls in the Desk Space?
Phone calls are absolutely fine but we suggest that anyone looking to make high volumes of sales calls would be better looking elsewhere as it is a quiet environment.

What kind of people work in the space?
It’s a real mix and we don’t actively screen people based on the industry in which they work. That said, the space has naturally attracted a lot of people working in the creative and tech sectors. Designers and developers will find themselves in good company! Check out the range of businesses in the Meanwhile Creative network in our directory.

Is there a kitchen and somewhere to sit away from the desk?
Pithay Studios offers a kitchen with fridges, kettles, microwaves and a toaster. There is a comfy seating area within the Desk Space as well as a cafe on the ground floor.

Can I leave my stuff at my desk when I’m not there?
You are most welcome to but it is always at your own risk. Leaving expensive equipment on display is not advised.

Can I bring my own desk in?
Typically the answer is no unless there are special circumstances. You are welcome to provide your own chair.

Do you stay on the same desk?
Yes, we operate a fixed desk policy, though you can change which desk you use when another one becomes available. We don’t offer hot desks.

"I've got so much work done at my desk here. Its been great and I love the space. I will definitely be back"

Katy Carmichael

Desk Space user