By Daniel Hunter

London desk renters could save almost £200 a month by choosing a shared office over a serviced office, according to www.officegenie.co.uk.

The Office Genie Price Index revealed the average desk in a shared office in London costs £335. A desk in a serviced office was found to cost on average £513 per month; £178 more.

This saving of 35% on the price of a serviced desk makes shared offices an affordable alternative in the world’s most expensive city for office rental; The Daily Mail recently reported a single square foot of office space in London can cost up to £170.

Across the country as a whole a desk in a shared office was found to cost £275.00 a month; £33 cheaper than the serviced equivalent.

“This underlines just how viable an option shared offices can be for a startup, or any business looking for a small amount of office space,” said Peter Ames, web editor for Office Genie.

“I don’t think renting a desk in a shared office, either in another company’s spare space or in a desk-scheme, is hugely different to a serviced office.

“You get many of the same features; internet access, inclusive utilities — as well as your chair and desk. But these figures indicate you could make a total saving of over £10,000 a year for a 5-person company.

“The really good news is that more and more companies are sharing their office space. We’ve got almost 6,500 spare desks now on the site; the most we’ve ever had.”

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