Creating work, rest
and play areas

Breakout areas and social spaces are a relatively new phenomenon in the world of business. However, in a number of different guises they have existed in higher education establishments for quite a number of years – for example, as common rooms or sixth form lounges.

Soft upholstered seating is a great way of creating areas within your building that can promote a relaxed working environment. This is somewhere that students can go when they need a little time away from a more formal classroom setting, meet with other students or just to relax between classes. In addition to areas of soft seating you may also find that informal tables and comfortable chairs offer a great area where student will also congregate. Studies have shown that in the workplace employees who use these types of areas for informal meetings are in fact more productive and collaborate better, and the same can be said of any higher education establishment.

Whether your students prefer to take notes by hand or using laptops or tablets, these areas can really enhance the working space that you offer.

At Elm Workspace, we understand the value of a carefully planned breakout area and can offer you a wide range of vibrant and modern breakout furniture from some of the leading manufacturers in the UK. With an extensive range of colours, finishes and thoroughly modern fabrics available there really is something to suit every budget, establishment and even style in our selection. Whether you are looking for soft seating or a combination of comfortable chairs and tables creating a coordinated and unique look has never been easier. Every piece of breakout furniture that we have on offer is of the highest quality, so you are sure that the items you are buying will last.

If you are considering installing your first social space and are really not sure where to start, then why not get in touch with us. We have a team of in-house design and space planning experts who will be able to talk you through all of the furniture that we stock in order to help you find the items that are most suitable for your requirements and also fit your space without making it too cramped or too empty.

For more information on social spaces or to make an enquiry get in touch with us today.

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    social spaces
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    Our beautifully crafted social spaces furniture offers a creative space for individuals students and small groups of students which encourages creativity and inspires collaboration. We offer a comprehensive range of social spaces furniture including soft seating, modular seating, meetings pods, acoustic hubs, work tables and benches all specifically designed to offer students exceptional comfort, practicality and a relaxed learning environment where students can meet and collaborate.


    We understand the importance of having a comfortable social space that allows students to be productive. All of our social spaces furniture is available with desktop, in-desk or pop-open power and data modules. These electrical accessories can be built into any of our tables or the arms of our seating products to ensure your devices are connected and powered to enhance creativity.

    Delivery and

    At Elm Workspace we are proud to be one of the leading companies in the South West when it comes to supplying & specifying office and education furniture. We offer an extensive range of desking, chairs, storage and breakout furniture.
    We are committed to providing our customers exceptional service. We have a number of delivery services available, all tailored to your requirements including next day, 5-7 day and nominated day deliveries. For further information on delivery and installation service contact our sales team today.


    Attention to detail is key to a successful design and installation. Many factors are considered when space planning such as departmental association, business functionality and aesthetics. Our team is dedicated to maximise the capacity of your working area or classroom in an efficient way. Using the latest software our team produce 2D plans and 3D renders. Why not book your free space plan and let us enhance your existing working space.