Welcome to Augustus Office
Augustus Office was founded by a dad who was sick of working from home but didn’t want to be too far from home (or the school pick-up). Augustus Office is located near several primary schools and nurseries. We are just beyond Seven Dials from the south and Withdean from the north, between Prestonville and Tivoli.
We want Augustus Office to be a pleasant place to work. More professional than working from home, less beige than a typical serviced office, we have tried to make the space comfortable, well-equipped and usable.
Fast internet access
We like our internet without buffering, so Augustus Office is equipped with fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband. Our WiFi (or ethernet, for Permanent Desk members) is an ultrafast 300Mbps (download) with a 45Mbps upstream. Should there be a problem with the fibre broadband, the internet connection will automatically switch to the EE 4G network, so there should always be internet access when you most need it.
Your phone is your key
Whether you’re renting a desk full time or you just want to hot desk from time to time, you don’t need to worry about collecting keys or knocking on the door for somebody to let you in. Your phone is your key. As long as you have an Android phone or an iPhone, you can get access quickly and easily. When you make a booking you will receive a request to download the digital key app from your phone’s app store and your digital key. When you arrive at Augustus Office simply open the digital key app, swipe right and press the unlock button and, within the blink of an eye, the door unlocks. And because the system uses Bluetooth, rather than NFC, it works with 99% of smartphones, even if they’re getting on a bit.
The digital key app ensures that the only people in the office at any particular time are people who are meant to be in the office at any particular time. In addition to this, we have 24/7 video surveillance which can be monitored by any Augustus Office user from their mobile phone. We are registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) and take privacy and GDPR regulations seriously.
Every desk has its own pot plant, cleaning the air for us, the good old-fashioned way. And we also have an air purifier. If you need to take a constitutional walk, Dyke Road Park, with its sea views, is just around the corner.
Food and drink
The office is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave oven, kettle, filtered water cooler and pod espresso machine. We supply free tea (Thompson’s Signature Blend, *** Great Taste Awards, 2018) and quality ground coffee (subject to our fair-use policy). We have reusable pods for the coffee machine but you are free to bring your own Nespresso Vertuo-compatible pods (or your own teabags). We are opposite The Dyke pub and round the corner from an ice cream parlour, fish and chip shop, Chinese takeaway, coffee bar and Tesco Express supermarket.
Fewer people have printers nowadays, now that your phone doubles up as your ticket, boarding pass and wallet. And even if you have one, you don’t carry it around with you. But sometimes you just need to print a document out. We have you covered. All Augustus Office users have access to our A4 black and white laser printer. It’s on the network, so there are no cables to worry about and you don’t have to install a driver. If you need to print it’s just 5p per page, with a minimum charge of 25p.
Daily and Hourly Bookings
Please note that 24/7 opening is for permanent users only. Daily and hourly bookings can be made on weekdays between 9am and 6pm.