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.
people visit Engine Shed for events and meetings every year
events happen at Engine Shed incl. conferences and formal dinners every year
partners work with us to deliver positive social and economic benefit
growth, inclusion, and innovation projects are underway at the moment
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
High quality work spaces
A vibrant, collaborative, and neutral working space, where a diverse mix of individuals and organisations connectView Lounge
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 14View Events
Increasing investment into the South West
Showcasing the great companies that have raised investment in the South West and attracting investors to the regionView Project
A cluster led fintech innovation programme in the West of England
Those who follow the different Engine Shed channels will be aware that for the past few months we’ve been developing concepts for a new...
What is the Investment Activator Programme?
Launched over two years ago, the Investment Activator Programme – IAP – is the first of its kind in the UK. It was created to...
Start Up Drinks
A fun and informal networking evening for all those interested in start-ups and entrepreneurship. Meet other professionals, students, and entrepreneurs from the Bristol network. There will be a 10 minute Founder's start up story followed by 10 x 1-minute promotional pitches. If you would like to pitch on the evening, please register for a spot.
SETsquared Bristol's #Idea2Pitch will help hone your ideas, and shape them into a pitch for gaining interest or support in your venture