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 Members’ Lounge, Meeting Room and Venue Hire, 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.

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. Tenants include;

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 Members’ Lounge, for the 120 occupants.

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


The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem has been based in the Arrivals Lounge at Engine Shed since August 2017.

The program works with startups at various stages, from founders in university-affiliated incubators to early stage to scaleups.

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

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

Book a room

How to find Engine Shed

Engine Shed
Station Approach
Temple Meads


+44 (0)117 903 1100


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