The gateway to enterprise in Bristol & Bath

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. Located within a minute’s walk of one of the UK’s most connected transport hubs and a node on the new ‘Bristol is Open‘ experimental network makes this the best place to work, meet and collaborate. We are planning to expand to an additional building nearby and there will be more information available in due course. In the meantime, you can see images prepared for the planning application, submitted December 2016. We have looked back to review the last 3 years for this anniversary in December 2016.

The components based at Engine Shed

  • 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
  • Co-working provides you with space to work, great wi-fi and the company of like-minded people in a flexible way to suit your own working style.

    You can turn up to work at one of our 6 desks in the Saloon Car with a free drink at every visit – for a day, for a week or longer.

    DigiCity website Neardesk website
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    The Interchange offers workspace to strategic organisations and inward investment services.

    The following companies currently have workdesks in the Interchange:

    Invest Bristol and Bath – the region’s inward investment agency. Supporting foreign direct investment, UK national companies and those companies already here as they grow and expand.
    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.
    Bristol Is Open – a joint venture between the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council. The project launched in April 2015 and will provide Bristol City with a fully flexible, programmable and open ICT experimental platform.

     

  • 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 two and a half 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.

    For enquiries, please contact hello@forwardspace.co.uk, call 03333 448850 or take a look at the brochure.

    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 believes in empowering young people through its education programmes. It leads the way on industry-linked creative media pathways
    – through mainstream education with co-constructed bespoke programmes from primary studios, through Key Stage 4 GCSE to full time Extended Diplomas
    – using Apprenticeships and Internships to create entry level opportunities and to generate creative services.

    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

Venue Hire

Prestigious meeting, workshop, networking and seminar space available for hire. Our dedicated bookings staff will assist with the flexibility of options here and attend to your catering and AV requirements to allow you to get the best from your event.

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Business Lounge

The membership-only Business Lounge is at Engine Shed’s core. A place to work, meet and more importantly, learn, share and collaborate. Open between 8:30 am and 5.30 pm Monday-Friday, the Lounge is perfectly located with access to Bristol Temple Meads station, for meetings with colleagues from around the country and has a cafe, meeting spaces and runs a series of events.

Business Lounge

Co-working

Co-working at Engine Shed provides you with space to work, great wi-fi and the company of like-minded people in a flexible way to suit your own working style.

You can turn up to work at one of our 6 desks in the Saloon Car which each have an additional screen and a lamp and the space has natural daylight – you just need to bring your own laptop. There’s a cafe here which you get a free drink per visit and we have £1 coin operated lockers for your stuff if you want to leave it here when you go for lunch. We are open 8.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday – Friday.

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Projects

The Bristol and Bath city region is brimming with innovation in many industries. Engine Shed seeks to amplify this activity through the projects it works on focussed on science, technology, low carbon, creative and digital industries to demonstrate how innovation is happening right here in Bristol and Bath and how many opportunities there are in these industries for young people, entrepreneurs, potential employees and investors alike.

Projects

Vacancies

Following the publication of the review of its first three years, and the submission of the planning application for Engine Shed 2, the Engine Shed team are recruiting to scale up its own activities.

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News

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Room hire

Whether you need space to work for a day, week or month, high-profile seminars, board meetings, training sessions, networking events we have the space for you

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How to find Engine Shed

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Engine Shed
Station Approach
Temple Meads
Bristol
BS1 6QH

Reception

+44 (0)117 903 1100

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