Withington Girls School Wins Award!
3 November 2016
Congratulations to Levitt Bernstein on their recent success as Withington Girls School wins the Education Estates Award 2016 for 'Innovation in Delivering Value'. We are pleased to have been involved with this inspiring project which was completed earlier this year.
Inside Four Seasons’ Ten Trinity Square
27 October 2016
Due to welcome guests from February 2017, the Four Seasons’ Ten Trinity Square has finally been unveiled to the public. First opened in 1922 as the headquarters of the Port of London Authority this Grade II listed building was badly damaged during the Blitz and has been in disuse since the 1990's. Inside are some impressive features such as the Rotunda Lounge and the UN Ballroom which was the setting for the inaugural reception of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946, still with the original crystal chandeliers in place. With a private member’s club, roman-inspired spa and...
Shortlisted again, this time for
CIBSE Employer of the Year 2016
2 September 2016
There’s more great award news to report on! Hot on the heels of the impressive ‘Building Awards 2016’ announcement we made last month, it gives us great pleasure to confirm that we have also received notification from CIBSE that QODA Consulting has successfully been shortlisted for the ‘2016 Employer of the Year Award’ – this award recognises those companies who have done most to recruit, train and support young engineers. We are very much looking forward to attending what will be a highly enjoyable ceremony event, which is due to take place at The Institution of Mechanic...
QODA Consulting shortlisted for
Building Awards 2016
25 July 2016
We are extremely proud to announce that after only 5 years of being in business, QODA Consulting has impressively been shortlisted in the ‘Engineering Consultant of the Year’ category of the renowned Building Awards. This year will be the 22nd edition of the awards ceremony and has seen a record number of entries. The Building Awards is known for their recognition of excellence, attracting over 1,200 senior decision makers to the awards evening on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. We are hugely excited to be attending the awards in November and h...
Birmingham Wholesale Market
11 July 2016
QODA have been appointed as M&E Consultants for the fit out of the new Wholesale Market at The Hub, Perry Barr, Birmingham. Birmingham City Council are constructing this base build and when complete it will have a total of 79 trading units within a central building, 9 warehouse units and an amenity block, all on a self-contained site. Birmingham Wholesale Market is the largest integrated market in the UK with approximately 13,000 customer visits per week.
QODA part of winning team led by Purcell for
St Mary Redcliffe competition
24 June 2016
QODA, as part of Purcell's team, have won a major design competition to transform the Grade 1 listed St Mary Redcliffe church in Bristol. St Mary Redcliffe is one of England’s largest parish churches and is a national landmark and a living church. This £12-15m development project will bring sought after visitor facilities, access for the disabled and a new community hub. The project is part of wider plans to regenerate the area into a new urban village within the city centre.
Rushmore Farm wins RICS South East Awards Residential Category 2016
16 May 2016
QODA worked on the private high end residential property supporting the client for the M&E design and Lighting Consultancy. The site sits within an area of outstanding natural beauty to the north of Andover and planning permission was obtained to convert the existing agricultural barn into a dwelling, constructing a two storey new build element with glass link, an oak framed garage, stables and external works. Sustainability was at the heart of the project with careful specification of materials, construction detailing and ground source heat pump technology being used.
6 May 2016
Congratulations to our Sustainability Specialist Oli Fuller on passing his CIBSE LCEA exam.
QODA, 5 years old!
21 April 2016
Fantastic news: we are very pleased to be celebrating a successful 5 year anniversary of QODA being in business – 2011 certainly does seem like such a long time ago now…many thanks to all of our colleagues, clients and partners – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Charlbury Specialist Care Facility
28 March 2016
QODA have been appointed as Mechanical & Electrical Design Consultants for this specialist facility for Young Dementia UK Homes. Charlbury Specialist Care Facility will be the first supported living facility for people with young onset dementia in the UK. The facility will offer private flats for up to 12 residents and it is hoped that the care and support provided will promote independence, an active lifestyle and participation in the local community.
We take Engineering Graduates from concept to completion.
21 March 2016
QODA are a passionate team of design engineering consultants, with offices in Oxfordshire, London and Birmingham, with a shared vision for a more human approach to design engineering in the built environment. We’re looking for ambitious, graduate building engineers to join our talented team and continue building our reputation for creating innovative solutions for mechanical, electrical and sustainable building design. This is an amazing opportunity to work alongside one of our Senior Engineers, taking projects from concept to completion, and develop your skills to Chartered Eng...
QODA Team Get Active For Sports Relief
18 March 2016
The QODA team in Oxford got active and took a sponsored stroll to help raise money as part of the 2016 Sport Relief Games. Due to the fact that most of the team are walkers rather than runners they supplemented the event with a cake sale to keep energy levels up. £492.55 was raised as part of the days activities.
QODA Birmingham Celebrates First Anniversary
7 March 2016
QODA Birmingham have celebrated their first anniversary. It has been a busy year supporting existing and new clients, setting up the office and recruiting staff. Mark Reeves commented ‘We have had a fantastic first 12 months working on a variety of projects. The team continues to grow and plan to be up to ten staff by the end of 2016. If you want to be part of the successful story, contact us through our website.
1 March 2016
QODA have been awarded a commission by Winchester Cathedral to act as designers associated with the representation of the Deanery. The works will include reorganisation of the Deanery Building to provide accommodation, conference and retail facilities.
The QODA team continues to grow
8 February 2016
As part of QODA’s continued success and planned growth, three new staff have joined the Oxford team. Carol, Stavros and Paul are all Mechanical Engineers bringing extensive experience in various market sectors.
Rose Hill Community Centre
1 February 2016
Taking BIM to the next level! QODA have long been advocates for BIM and the benefits it brings to construction. The opportunities for coordination and clash detection are generally accepted as are the benefits of scheduling cost management. These are all tasks that are aimed to make our life easier – “proper design”, minimal change and efficient construction. Whilst clients want to see less risk and lower construction costs, delivered through these efficiencies, they also want to see the finished product before signing off on a huge budget – wouldn’t you? We all like to ...