About the components

Engine Shed is made up of a number of ‘components’ which together deliver on our mission.

The primary components are listed below and will change over time as the ‘cocktail’ of activities we require to stimulate growth change. Gluing these together are the secondary components: the Business Lounge, the Boardroom Suite, events and projects.

Together these components will allow Engine Shed to create jobs, inspire and inform the local population and allow potential inward investors to experience the depth and breadth of innovation, capability and opportunity that exists in the region.

Invest in Bristol and Bath is the region’s inward investment agency. Supporting foreign direct investment, UK national companies and those companies already here as they grow and expand.

We aim to secure investment by working collaboratively with investors; helping them access opportunities, understand the market and make the right connections. We are supported by both private and public sectors, for that reason we are well connected, well informed and confident. Our job is to make investors feel the same.

Invest in Bristol & Bath

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 West of England Local Enterprise Partnership is a private/public partnership between the area’s business community and the four local authorities.

We are growing the local economy, creating jobs, developing a skilled workforce and encouraging continued investment into the West of England.

West of England LEP

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

WebStart Bristol opened in early 2014 and has welcome three cohorts of startups with exciting ideas for new Apps and web services. 

Over 10 weeks of intensive mentoring from a diverse team of Bristol experts they prepare to present their world changing idea to a room full of potential investors and for some, take the next step in their path to being the next big thing. The existing cohorts are still being supported through Business Lounge membership here.

WebStart Bristol

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.


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

TechSPARK is the information hub and network for all things tech in the West. Our mission is to shine a light on tech innovation and celebrate the brilliant people that power the companies and products based in our part of the world. We aim to connect and inform all of those who work in tech by providing news, profiles and resources like events, calendars, jobs boards and more. We offer soft landing in the Arrivals Lounge to help companies new to the area. There is space for people to set up, news about what’s going on and introductions into the cluster. 


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

Engine Shed
Station Approach
Temple Meads


+44 (0)117 903 1100


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