Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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King’s Bruton Music School
QODA have been appointed as M&E Design Consultants for the construction of a new Music School at King’s Bruton. The project will provide all of the School’s musical facilities, including teaching & rehearsing space, a recital hall and a fully equipped music technology suite. Our sustainable energy solutions include a combination of natural ventilation, displacement ventilation and underfloor heating, with significant emphasis on providing acoustically appropriate environments.
SOHO House – Motel & Diner
QODA have been commissioned to design the mechanical, electrical and sustainability strategy for this new build chain of motels and diners. QODA are working closely with the client team at the early stages of the design to ensure their strict design criteria are achieved as well as making provision for central plant and services distribution routes to the bedrooms and core areas.
Bosworth House is a new Head Quarters building for Stepnell Ltd based in Rugby. The building is designed to maximise collaboration and integration whilst maintaining flexibility where required. One of the key design drivers is the atrium which is designed to act as a buffer for the office plates. This drives natural ventilation through stack effect enhancing natural air movement. A mixed mode solution has been adopted to ensure users have flexibility to open windows but good air quality can be maintained. Night cooling and exposed thermal mass can also reduce cooling loads significantly.
333 Banbury Road, Oxford
QODA have been appointed to support Carnegie Developments and TSH Architects to develop the Old Masonic Lodge site in Oxford for d’Overbroeck’s. Planning permission has been granted to provide an education and boarding facility. Accommodation includes education buildings, performance and art facilities and student boarding across two sites. QODA have championed a passive sustainable philosophy for the design.
Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls
QODA have been appointed as M&E Consultants for the new Performing Arts Centre at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. The project involves the demolition of the existing gymnasium to construct a facility that can accommodate the Music, Dance and Drama departments. Our sustainable energy solutions include a combination of natural ventilation, displacement ventilation and underfloor heating, with significant emphasis on providing acoustically appropriate environments.
Painted Hall, The Old Royal Naval College
The ORNC in Greenwich is one of the most important ensembles in European baroque architecture. QODA have been appointed as part of a team to stabilise and manage the environment within the Painted Hall and provide improvements to the visitor experience. This will include visitor reception, cafeteria, retail and a commercial kitchen. The works are funded through HLF.
Rugby School, Dayhouses Project
QODA have been appointed as M&E Consultants for the Rugby School, Dayhouses project. The project consists of an extension of two existing Dayhouses to form: a new winged shared Dayhouse, two first floor dining halls, commercial kitchen, two common rooms and a library at ground floor level. All of the accommodation and halls will face onto a central landscaped courtyard. It is important that the services strategy has flexible solutions which make suitable internal conditions and thermal comfort using naturally ventilated spaces where possible and a low noise design.
Priory Tennis Centre, Edgbaston
QODA secured a design commission for the development of the Edgbaston Priory Club. The club is one of the country’s most prestigious racquet and leisure clubs and commenced an ambitious redevelopment programme in 2013.
Rose Hill Community Centre
QODA are working on this challenging new project in Oxford. The Community Centre will cater for multi-use groups including healthcare provision, sports and fitness, youth and community facilities requiring detailed consultation with the user groups. Low energy sustainable design and BIM methodology are at the heart of the design process.
St Pauls Church Site, Romford
QODA are working with Levitt Bernstein Architects on the St Paul’s site, Romford for the East Thames Group. The proposed scheme will include demolition of the existing buildings on the site followed by the building of a new church and ancillary accommodation, a day nursery, 83 residential flats in a number of blocks and external works. The approximate value of the scheme including the demolition is £13 million. We are undertaking early design and analysis work including BREEAM and CSH to meet stringent planning / sustainability targets set by the local authority.