Innovative. Dynamic. Collaborative.

An event venue, office, and coworking space with a difference. Engine Shed generates income to run projects that deliver growth, inclusion, and sustainability for the economy and the next generation.

The enabler of exciting, creative collisions and connections.

Led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with Bristol City Council and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Engine Shed is a hub where businesses, entrepreneurs, academics, social innovators, and corporates collaborate. Engine Shed showcases the strengths and innovations of the region by providing space, creating encounters, and running projects that inspire, enable, and challenge us all.

  • 30,000

    people visit Engine Shed for events and meetings every year

  • 1,200

    events happen at Engine Shed incl. conferences and formal dinners every year

  • 64

    partners work with us to deliver positive social and economic benefit

  • 19

    growth, inclusion, and innovation projects are underway at the moment

Our Spaces

Meeting rooms, Event spaces and Places to work

Choose from 8 spaces in one of Bristol’s most iconic buildings, steeped in heritage and innovation. We have spaces to meet for a day or a week, rooms to host seminars, board meetings, training sessions, networking events, offices or desks and offices to work from.

Discounts available for residents, Lounge Members, charities, and meetup groups.

View our spaces
  • Members' Lounge

    High quality work spaces

    A vibrant, collaborative, and neutral working space, where a diverse mix of individuals and organisations connect

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  • Photo showing an event space at Engine Shed called The Junction with banquet steps and a stage

    Event Spaces at Engine Shed

    Running an event?

    From tiered seating in the Junction and Boardroom workshops, to networking in the Lounge and product launches on Platform 14

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  • Investment Activator

    Increasing investment into the South West

    Showcasing the great companies that have raised investment in the South West and attracting investors to the region

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Who's at Engine Shed

Engine Shed hosts a strategic and actively curated mix of tenants and organisations, together with startups, scaleups and established businesses within the incubators and Boxworks development. We provide a neutral environment for a diverse mix of people to thrive and discover common interests, connections, and projects.