20 December 2016
Engine Shed 2 will cement Bristol's unique profile as a centre for creativity and innovation
Engine Shed 2

Bristol has developed a unique profile as a centre for creativity and innovation and an excellent place for start-up tech businesses. This looks set to continue with the proposals for the creation of Engine Shed 2.

Following the phenomenal success of Engine Shed 1 which opened in 2013 and is the home of SETsquared, the best university-backed incubator in the world, an application for planning approval was submitted this week for Engine Shed 2.

Engine shed 2 will occupy a new building of 5000 m2 and will form part of the £90m Temple Square scheme, designed by Grimshaw Architects and being built by Skanska. Engine Shed 2 will provide co-working incubator space, be an innovation show case and a go-to location for investors seeking opportunities to invest in innovative technologies.

Childs+Sulzmann Architects worked with Nick Sturge of Engine Shed at The University of Bristol to develop the concept for Engine Shed 1 and have now developed the brief for Engine Shed 2, working with Grimshaw Architects to ensure that the next phase of the development of the concept is as successful as the first.

"We have really enjoyed working with internationally acclaimed architects to generate what will become a new gateway for the city.  Engine Shed 2 is another landmark project that will cement Bristol's unique profile as a centre for creativity and innovation," states Nick Childs, Director, Childs+Sulzmann Architects.