Engine Shed ready for business
Engine Shed, the region's newest high tech business hub, will be opening its doors on December 4th to drive inward investment, create jobs and encourage a new generation of high growth businesses.
The £1.7 million transformation of Brunel’s original train station is only weeks away from completion following a unique partnership between the University of Bristol, Bristol City Council and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.
The building will be managed by Bristol’s SETsquared – the University’s double award-winning business incubator – who will take a third of the space for their early-stage technology businesses.
The West of England LEP office will also relocate to Engine Shed, alongside the new Invest in Bristol and Bath investment service for the region, and Digicity, operated by the University of Bath Innovation Centre.
There will also be a business lounge and co-working and collaboration spaces for academics, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and business leaders.
Paul Wilson, chief executive for the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The Engine Shed will act as a platform for the city region, showcasing our most enterprising activities, particularly in the areas of high-tech, creative and low carbon. It will be a truly innovative centre in the heart of Bristol’s Enterprise Zone, bringing together the public, private and academic sectors and it will be instrumental in helping to drive future growth in the West of England.”
Find out more at www.engine-shed.co.uk
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