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Bench Desks

Shared desking

A large shared 4 person office bench desk is a great alternative to a set of cramped, badly arranged tables and allows more than enough space for everyone to work in comfort, without making rooms feel overcrowded or people feel restricted.

In fact oversized bench desks or tables can actually make a room feel bigger and will certainly make it easier for people to move around the space.

Extra long desks

For the ultimate in teamwork or when you just really need to make the most of every square inch of office space without sacrificing comfort or style, check out our range of extra long office desks and extra large office bench desks.

Seat up to 18 people

Our extra-long desk will seat from 4 people to 18 people and are as stylish as you’d expect, with classic and modern finishes, cable management and matching storage available.



What types of bench desk are there?

What is a bench desk?

  1. The cost effective solution to smart seating for groups and teams are bench desks, long desks or ‘pods’ that allow you to seat multiple users with ease - and without wasting any space.
  2. Because they are modular in nature it’s easy to increase the desk size when the team expands, without having to rearrange the entire room or look for larger premises.
  3. Work as one connected unit - allowing individual team members to have their own properly sized workspaces, but making it easy to route multiple electric and data cables compared to the work involved in wiring up individual workstations.

Bench Desk FAQs

What size desk do I need?

  1. For permanent staff, allow a minimum of 120cm per person for a comfortable working space.
  2. For touchdown or temporary desks this can be reduced to 100cm. Either way, the depth of the bench desk should be between 150cm and 160cm.
  3. We suggest you allow 240cm x 160cm for 4 person desk, 360cm x 160cm for 6 people and 480cm x 160cm for an 8 person set up.

How many people can I seat at a bench desk?

Long office desks are practical enough to accommodate all sorts of seating arrangements - from an intimate group of 4 to large teams of up to 20 people, but the size of many offices means that arrangements of 4, 6 and 8 person large office bench desks are most popular.

Can I add more people to the desk at a later date?

Most of our office bench desks are modular, giving you the flexibility to easily add extra seating as needed. Modular desks can simply be added to at the ends with minimal disruption. For more information on future-proofing your office ask our experts on 020 8840 6298.

Can I split a bench desk into smaller desks at a later date?

Yes you can! And it’s easier than you might think to split an extra long desk. Simply order some extra legs or desk supports - these will allow you to divide up one long desk into several smaller desks for ultimate flexibility.

Can I choose a bespoke desk size?

With a large variety of standard sizes on offer, you might not need to, but if you want to fit your desk into an exact space it’s possible to have one made to size.

If you are looking for something different we can make a 3 person office desk to make your furniture really stand out.

Does a bespoke desk size cost more?

Bespoke sizing can be surprisingly affordable. Because all our quality bench desks are made to order, a small change to the size won’t usually make the desk a lot more expensive than a standard sized model.

Can I add power and data sockets to my desk?

As our office bench desks are made to your specification so it’s easy to incorporate plug and data sockets so that your new desk spaces are fully set up and ready for people to start work.

Do the desks come with a warranty?

At Spaceist, our large office desk is covered by a 5 year warranty and we only supply furniture which is suitable for commercial interiors. All of our suppliers are based in the UK and Europe so we are confident that manufacturing standards are of the highest quality.

What extras can I add to a desk?

Bench desks can be made even more versatile with matching pedestal and cabinet storage. Increase privacy with dividing screens and acoustic panels. Don’t forget lighting, writing pads, integrated power and data sockets and matching desk chairs.

How long does it take to order a desk?

Usually 4-6 weeks but if you need by a certain date we can check with the factory.

How are the desks delivered?

Your extra long desk is delivered flat packed and is assembled and installed by our furniture fitters.

Can the desks be dismantled when we move offices?

Yes, all bench desks we supply can be dismantled and reassembled in a different location.

We’re operating as normal and our lead times haven’t been affected.

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