QODA were appointed by Bristol City Council to develop MEP designs for the Whitchurch Enterprise Park development at 601 Whitchurch Lane. The development is linked to the expansion of the Bottle Yard Studios across two sites, anticipating the demand for units from suppliers to the studios. The project includes site wide water, electricity and communications infrastructure for fourteen light industrial units split across three blocks, along with external lighting and CCTV installations. Infrastructure works also include for a power upgrade to the adjacent site. QODA also developed the sustainability strategy for the units. Each unit is provided with PV on the roof, ducts to a future Electric Vehicle charging point and external space to the rear for the installation of air source heat pumps to meet the tenants’ requirements. The units are provided with louvres for use in either a natural or mechanical ventilation strategy, providing full flexibility for the future tenants.

The business units are designed to be inherently adaptable. With a large clear structure, bathed in natural light, they are developed to a shell only specification, flexible to the requirements of individual tenants and their commercial needs. The design focuses on subtle solutions and environmental efficiency, utilising the right infrastructure to reduce energy demand and carbon emissions. The material for the entirety of the site is a vertical seam cladding solution across the walls and roofs. This creates a relationship across all developments in the area, integrating fully into the community.