Engine Shed 2   Bristol, UK

As part of a wider master plan for the Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone with Skanska, Grimshaw is designing a new building within the site to house Engine Shed 2; a start-up incubator and co-working space.

This development will form a dynamic and visitor-friendly link between the Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and the city centre.

The scheme for Engine Shed 2 breathes new life in the long derelict, Grade II listed George and Railway Hotel, elegantly connecting a new six storey office and co-working space.

Proposing over 43,000 sq ft of floor space, the building is adaptable and column-free, with configurable spaces suited to the current and future needs of Bristol’s thriving start-up and business community.

The building and wider master plan are ambitious projects in an exciting new development. We relish the chance to provide considered architecture for a world renowned start-up incubator as Bristol continues its drive to be a leading tech and business hub.

Andrew Byrne, Principal, Grimshaw

Engine Shed 02 is part of a wider Temple Square master plan to deliver a further 2 to 3 buildings on the site. This master plan encompasses a newly created site which unlocks a previously isolated piece of land. It prioritises pedestrians and cyclists with a new walkway, the Brunel Mile, and a new public square set to reinvigorate the area.

Bristol, UK

Project Type
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43,000 sq ft