Gainsborough’s House transformation
7 June 2017
QODA has been appointed as part of the design team to transform and redevelop Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, the childhood home of Thomas Gainsborough (1727–88), one of the greatest artists in the history of British art. The project will see the renovation and redisplay of the historic house to interpret, entertain and inspire about the artist, his family and social context. A new, landmark three-storey structure will replace an empty local authority building on a brownfield site next to the house. It will provide spaces for exhibitions, displays and education with fo...
Knole – New Conservation Studio
16 March 2017
The new Conservation Studio at Knole is part of a £19.8 million building, conservation and restoration project, supported by a major National Lottery grant, which will safeguard Knole from generations of decay. The two-storey Conservation Studio will provide a permanent space for the care of Knole’s treasured collection and has been created on site within a former medieval barn. QODA were involved with the design of new energy efficient heating and cooling system to the Conservation Studios and a heating system operating under conservation control to the main store. Knole House...
London’s former Midlands Bank, transformed into The Ned!
13 January 2017
An interesting article showcasing one of our latest projects set to open to the public in April 2017. Once London's former Midlands Bank, The Ned has now been transformed into a spectacular heritage hotel. The Ned: Is this London's coolest new hotel?
Waterloo International Terminal
9 January 2017
The redevelopment of Waterloo International Terminal is gathering pace. Currently London Waterloo is Britain’s busiest station and is forecast to grow by 40% over the next 30 years. Hence the mothballed Eurostar terminal is to be brought back into use by Network Rail and South West trains. Combined with the proposals for the adjacent Elizabeth House site the project will transform the public space at the front of the station creating a new business district and greatly improving public access. QODA have been appointed as M&E and Public Health design consultants for the pro...