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Abbeywood (ABW) is the main site for the Defence Equipment & Support agency, including Procurement and Support Project teams.
ABW is located in Filton, Bristol and is situated over two sites. The main site supports the majority of equipment project teams and due to the increase of civilian staff an annex site is located on the opposite side of the A4174. When visiting DE&S ABW car parking is restricted to visitors and must be booked 24 hours in advance by the host. The site is next to the University of West England and peak time traffic affects the entire area. ABW is supported by a network of motorways such as the M4/M32. It also has its own train station on the Templemead line. ABW has its own coffee shops, bar, gym facilities cash point machines, dry cleaning service on site.
The main SFA site is situated at Emersons Green, about 5 miles to the East of Abbeywood (ABW) in a place called Mangotsfield. There are 174 PFI houses used by military personnel based in the Bath and Bristol area, which form part of a large development of about 4000 houses. The A4174 ring road and M32 are close by and provide easy access to both the M4 and M5 motorways. Bristol city centre is just 8 miles from Emersons Green and the beautiful city of Bath is only 13 miles away; both provide an abundance of facilities, as well as plenty of things to see and do.