Abbey Wood is a purpose-built site in Filton, Bristol, United Kingdom, that houses the Defence Equipment and Support procurement organisation.
The building project involved over 130,000 m² of buildings including offices, restaurants, library, sports facilities, training rooms, auditoria and conferences rooms, support facilities and a crèche together with landscaping and external works.
The design team still clearly feel a sense of pride for the building and DQI post occupancy evaluation revealed that many users have echoed this sentiment.
The healthier working environment created has reduced absenteeism and people have become more environmentally aware since they have been in the building.
The evaluation also shown that there is a need for more flexibility in the size of meeting rooms, in particular there is a need for more smaller 2-4 person size rooms.