ICE connects with Engine Shed

ICE South West and ICE Wales Cymru become members of Engine Shed, giving a new benefit to regional members.

Engine Shed
Engine Shed

Engine Shed was designed by Brunel, one of Britain's most famous engineers, as part of the original Temple Meads Station in 1841. ICE's membership connects with the heritage and history Engine Shed prides itself on, whilst building on the exciting modern engineering and construction developments in the South West.

Housed in Brunel's original station, Engine Shed houses a number of 'Components' that together make an exciting hub for activity where entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, students and corporates can collaborate, inspire and be inspired, enable and be enabled. It showcases the strengths and innovations of the Bristol and Bath city region in an informative and exciting way.

Engine Shed is a collaboration between Bristol City Council, the University of Bristol and the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership at the heart of Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. Their mission is to stimulate long term economic growth by supporting business, inspiring young people to get involved and to showcase to the public and potential inward investors the exciting opportunities that exist here.

Nick Sturge, Centre Director at Engine Shed said:

"We were delighted to have been approached by the ICE team and welcome into the community of professionals using the facility here and encourage them to use the connections here to develop themselves and their organisation. Engine Shed brings people with different energies together and we harvest that energy to stimulate sustainable and inclusive growth. I look forward to our new members adding to both the energy and the connections."

As members, you have access to the Engine Shed Business Lounge free of charge during opening hours – 8.30 am – 5.30 pm. On arrival at Reception, please ensure you sign in using your ICE membership number so membership usage can be recorded and reported. You can sign in up to two non-members at each visit for meetings.

The Business Lounge has high quality cafe, a mix of train carriage-style innovation pods, bespoke high tables, comfortable sofas and superfast broadband and is the perfect environment for you to connect with the right people. Space in the lounge cannot be reserved or pre-booked and is on a first-come, first-served basis.