QODA were appointed to develop full MEP and sustainability design for St James’s Church, vestry, rectory, courtyard and garden are located in the St James’s area of Westminster. The site is bounded by Piccadilly to the north and Jermyn Street to the south. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Church is Listed at Grade I. The project involved repairs and alterations to the Church which may include a new underfloor heating system, a new southern access, and architectural grade 1 listed original lighting upgrade. Alterations to the Jermyn St building including the removal of the existing café and expansion of the residential unit and the creation of a new pedestrian passage linking the site to Jermyn Street. Alterations to the Piccadilly building included the creation of a new café at ground floor level, flexible spaces for hire at second and third floor and the removal of the physical link to the Church Creation of a new pavilion building in the gardens to act as a base for outdoor functions. As part of the project QODA have developed upgraded low carbon heat source using Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP). As a result, QODA have developed feasibility options for electrical supply upgrade to ensure the most cost effective solution is achieved without the need for a new substation.