Network central

Shared working space and a high quality cafe for informal meetings with our exceptional quality network of academics, high-tech, creative and low carbon entrepreneurs and innovators, business leaders, policy makers and professionals without having to leave the Bristol Temple Meads station precinct

About the business lounge

The business lounge has a mix of train carriage-style innovation pods, bespoke high tables, comfortable sofas and superfast broadband and is the perfect environment for you to connect with the right people. Access to the business lounge is available on an annual membership basis and offers space to interact and learn in vibrant facilities within Brunel’s iconic listed Engine Shed.

Founder members

Founder members of the business lounge are; Bath Spa University staff, Bristol Media corporate members, Institute of Directors members, University of Bath staff, University of Bristol staff and University of the West of England (UWE) staff and you can use our facilities free of charge during office hours – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm. On arrival, just show your staff card/membership card or tell us your company name (for Bristol Media members); we will give you the password for the superfast, free wifi and access to eduroam then help yourself to an innovation pod or table to work at. You can sign in up to two non-members at each visit.

Other member organisations

Staff from the organisations below can use the facilities of the Business Lounge free of charge during office hours – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm. Just show us your membership/staff card or we’ll check you’re on the list we’ve been give from your organisation on arrival.

Named Business West Initiative members

All RSA fellows – just show your fellow card

Named Great Western Railway staff

Temple Studios and Bristol & Exeter House resident companies

RegenSW companies



Applications for membership are not currently being taken but please do register your interest at Members get 25% discount off the standard tariff for Brunel’s Boardroom suite of meeting rooms, The Junction seminar space and out of hours hire of the business lounge.


Engine Shed hosts its own networking events and briefings in the business lounge which are open to anyone and free to attend.

Hire the business lounge

The business lounge provides space for networking events and receptions for up to 200 people and can be hired out of working hours, from 6.00 pm onwards on weekdays. The seminar space – The Junction – with seating for 50 is available too.


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How to find Engine Shed

Engine Shed
Station Approach
Temple Meads


+44 (0)117 903 1100


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