Network central

Engine Shed’s shared working space with a high quality cafe for informal meetings with our exceptional quality network of academics, entrepreneurs and innovators, business leaders, policy makers, and professionals, without having to leave the Bristol Temple Meads station precinct. We provide a neutral space for people to discover their common interests, bringing a diverse mix of people and companies together through individual connections and projects.

About the Members' Lounge

The 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 lounge is available on an annual membership basis for organisations and pay-as-you-go basis for individuals via our co-working space. It offers space to interact and learn in vibrant facilities within Brunel’s iconic listed Engine Shed.

Founder members

Founder members of the 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, please sign in at reception and we will give you the password for the 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 members’ lounge free of charge. Please sign in at reception and we will give you the password for the free wifi.

Named Business West Initiative members, All RSA fellows, Named Great Western Railway staff, Temple Studios and Temple 1852 resident companies, RegenSW companies,  UnLtd staff and award winners, named School for Social Entrepreneurs staff and mentors, full members of the Bristol Property Agents Association, named West of England Combined Authority staff, Institution of Civil Engineers members, named Bristol Is Open and InterDigital staff, South West Business Council members.


If you are network organisation or corporate interested in lounge membership, please do register your interest at Members get 25% discount off meeting rooms and event spaces at Engine Shed.

Individuals and SMEs can take advantage of the lounge by joining one of our existing member organisations.


Coworking users can also take advantage of the lounge for informal meetings.

There are fixed and flexible desks available in the Interchange. The space 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 find out about our rates.



Hire the business lounge

The lounge provides space for networking events and receptions for up to 200 people. The space is available for evening and weekend hire. The Junction, next to the lounge, with seating for 82 is available too.


Venue hire

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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