We know many of you are no longer commuting into London or other towns and cities nearby due to lockdown and the impact of COVID-19 on working patterns and locations. Instead you are working from home, sat at the kitchen table, or even setting up make-shift home offices. We understand that sometimes this isn’t conducive to solid, focused work, and you may need some time and space away from your home environment to really focus and get work done!
Rothamsted Enterprises Rent-a-desk option is the ideal solution for working people looking for temporary desk space in Harpenden.
Rent a desk space for anything from ½ a day up to a month at a time.
We can offer you free carparking and free Wi-Fi. (A new Wi-Fi code is provided daily.)
You’ll have your own dedicated table, in a clean, bright and well-ventilated room.
Note: You may be sharing a room with up to 5 other people renting a desk. Tables will be socially distanced in line with Government guidelines. All tables, doors and other touchpoints will be cleaned down before and after every use. All Rothamsted staff will be following strict social distancing guidelines and we have a robust risk assessment and COVID-19 Policy in place.
When booking with us, you will need to provide your full name, company name, tel no, email address and postal address. This information will not be shared and will be kept securely in line with GDPR regulations. Please make payment in full when placing your booking. We can only accept contactless payment, either in person at our reception or over the phone.
You can book in advance or pay on the day (although please note that any bookings made on the day will be subject to availability, so we advise booking in advance if at all possible).
½ day = £15, 8am-12noon or 12noon-4pm
1 day = £25, 8am-4pm
5 days = £110, 8am-4pm x 5 (incl. a 10% multi-day discount)
4 weeks = £420, 8am-4pm x 20 days (incl. a 10% multi-day discount)
On the day of your booking, please come to the front entrance of Rothamsted Conference Centre and head to our Reception where a member of staff will greet you. You can park free of charge in the conference centre carpark.
Please sign in giving your name, time of arrival, car registration, email address and postal address. Please note that the room door will be propped open to avoid touchpoints.
We will direct you through to your desk and provide you with the Wi-Fi code for the day.
A one-way system is in place. Toilets can be found downstairs.
Your desk area will be fully cleaned before and after use by a member of our team. Plus, we will provide antibacterial spray and wipes in every room. We do not ask you to wear a mask, however you are welcome to do so.
Due to current Government guidelines, we cannot allow any food or drink to be consumed in the room. However, you are permitted to bring your own sealed drinks container with you.
If you would like to take lunch in the restaurant, please walk around to the Restaurant entrance and enjoy your lunch in our outside space or under the gazebo. It is not permitted to pass through from the conference centre to the restaurant via the internal doors.
Upon leaving, you will walk around to the Fowden Hall exit, directed by our staff.