Housed in Brunel’s original station, dating back to 1841, Engine Shed houses a number of ‘Components’ that together make an exciting hub for activity where entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, students, and corporates can collaborate, inspire, and be inspired, enable and be enabled. It showcases the strengths and innovations of the Bristol and Bath city region in an informative and inspiring way.
Engine Shed exists to ensure our economy thrives and our businesses and communities succeed. We believe that this happens most effectively through collaboration and action.
Our mission: We work together to create an economy that is innovative, inclusive and growing, always prioritising sustainability.
Our purpose: Engine Shed seeds and demonstrates collaboration to inspire others and create positive outcomes for people, planet, and profit in the West of England.
The Bristol SETsquared Centre, one of 5 such centres across southern England, accelerates early-stage, high-tech, high growth businesses, regardless of any previous connection with the universities.
The Centre provides coaching, mentoring, workshops, investor readiness training, access to professional advisers, access to our global network, investor showcase events and office space.
Subscribe to the monthly newsletter to hear news and updates from the Bristol SETsquared Centre, as well as catch up on our member news, events, opportunities and more.SETsquared website
The Interchange provides flexible and permanent space to work.
Co-working – workspace for individuals. The space offers great Wi-Fi and the company of like-minded people in a flexible way to suit your own working style. Each have an additional screen and a lamp – you just need to bring your own laptop.
To pay-as-you-go, the cost is £3.80 per hour or £20 per day.
For frequent users, the following packages are available; £72 for 30 hours or £120 for 60 hours. You can contact Reception to find out more or to book a space.
Fixed desks – workspace to strategic organisations and inward investment services. The following companies currently have desks in the Interchange:
Invest Bristol and Bath – the region’s inward investment agency.
TechSPARK – the information hub and network for all things tech in the West.
Business West – help businesses to start, innovate and export with an aim to make this area the best place to live and work.
GW4 – the GW4 Alliance brings together four of the most research-intensive and innovative universities in the UK; the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter.
Catch22 – Connect with Work is a programme delivered by Barclays and Catch22 which offers advice and guidance to help you get a job. It also offers a three week programme for those who would like further skills and advice.
If you’re interested in our fixed desk space please contact Reception to book a show round.
Launched on 2 Dec 15 and located adjacent to the Engine Shed, twenty shipping containers were craned into position in September and transformed into custom-designed workspace for the creative, digital and high-tech industries.
Boxworks is a meanwhile project that will run for up to six years. It was designed, built and is operated commercially by Forward® with services provided by Engine Shed, including access to the iconic Business Lounge, for the 120 occupants.Forward
The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator has been based in the Arrivals Lounge at Engine Shed since August 2017.
It’s not your traditional accelerator program—it’s a next-generation acceleration initiative. The program focuses on reimagining enterprise innovation through partnerships with startups that foster codevelopment and co-innovation, where we all win.Oracle Accelerator
Boomsatsuma are the largest single employer of creative apprentices and interns in the South West with 15 young people creating projects and providing services for clients and partners across the region.Boom Satsuma
Launched in November 2017, the Bristol Angel Hub is a new focal point for the early stage investor community.
As well as free co-working, the Bristol Angel Hub offers opportunities for:
-Training and development opportunities for new and experienced angel investors
-Opportunities to attend pitch presentations
-Automatic invitation to our Quarterly Investment Briefing events.Bristol Angel Hub