04 August 2017
Boxworks granted extension to stay until 2020
Engine Shed Boxworks

‘Boxworks’, the temporary workspace formed from 20 shipping containers, located next to the Engine Shed in the heart of the Temple Meads area of Bristol, has been granted an extension to its temporary planning consent.

The innovative scheme, designed by Childs and Sulzmann Architects, originally envisaged as a two year project to provide incubator co-working accommodation for businesses in the technology, media and creative industries, now has permission to stay in place for another 3 years until 2020. 

The custom-designed containers, each able to accommodate 8 people, have been built to a high standard with stylish interiors and feature a rope ‘conversation’ swing.  A super-fast high capacity internet connection is provided from the Engine Shed.

Childs+Sulzmann designed the Temple Meads Boxworks in conjunction with container conversion specialists Forward Space. Childs+Sulzmann also assisted with the complex ownership issues and obtained the necessary planning and listed building consents in this sensitive location.

It is anticipated that the extension of the temporary consent will provide accommodation for the current tenants of the Boxworks until the proposed Engine Shed 2 development is completed.