It's been a long wait and we've excitedly watched as our new office has been built, but we're delighted that we have now moved into Oxygen House!
Our new 40,000 sq ft HQ has been billed as one of the most significant developments in Exeter and achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating at design stage.
ATASS commisioned the build in 2008 with environment, and employee welfare high on the agenda.
The strength of our committment to minimising the company's impact on the environment and demonstrating our highest regard for staff welfare has produced a landmark building with great green credentials, fantastic facilities and has provided an exciting challenge for everyone invloved in the design and construction of Oxygen House.
Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan was challenged to design an inspirational building which delivered highly in terms of functionality and long-term sustainability.
Broadway Malyan director David Anderson said: "The completion of Oxygen House marks a major chapter in what is one of the most prominent new-build workplace projects in Exeter. The exemplar design reflects the nature of the client's sports-focussed business and will provide a dynamic business with a flexible platform for future growth."
Oxygen House generates its own micro electricity on site and has other pioneering features including PV panels in the atrium glass, energy efficient lighting systems, electric car charging points and air source heat pumps.
Paul Bennett, Project Manager at Summerfield commented: "This was a design and engineering feat relished by our project team. We overcame the demands of using previously untested techniques and along the way learnt valuable skills which will carve the way for future eco-builds."
ATASS' ethos of 'our people are everything' is reflected throughout the new HQ with a staff health-food restaurant, all-weather sports pitch, gym, library and games zones.
Head of marketing at ATASS, Vanessa Cobb said:" We wanted a truly inspirational workspace where ideas can flourish. Oxygen House provides space for our radical growth plans while supporting our goals in carbon reduction and energy efficiency."
Throughout, the building has been fit out to reflect the vibrancy and energy of ATASS and was undertaken by Plymouth-based Interior Architects ADG. Juliet Sluce from ADG said: "This has been the ultimate design project for me in terms of creativity. It is relatively rare to be able to start with a clean canvas and produce something special without too much constraint."
South west construction group Midas was responsible for the build. Ian Pitman of Midas said: "We are delighted to have been involved in the construction of such a special and unique building."