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.

A collaboration between Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol 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
  • Engine Shed 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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  • Entrepreneurial Outreach

    Driving economic inclusion

    Working with entrepreneurs in under-represented communities to provide business support and understand systemic barriers

    View Project
  • Inset Days for Teachers

    Promoting a diverse workforce

    Schools can host Inset days free of charge, so teachers can explore workplace opportunities for pupils

    View Project

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.