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.
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.
Charterhouse pedestrianisation master plan
As part of the campus-wide pedestrianisation Master Strategy at Charterhouse School, QODA LIGHT were appointed to support the client and design team. The task was to establish a lighting strategy for the Old School, Queens Drive and Dukes Drive areas of the site, which was then broken down to suit the phased programme proposed. Our solution included selecting a family of luminaires that considered the relationships between different areas and reinforced the landscape architect’s designs – all with the added challenge of considering the sensitive historic nature of the buildings and their surroundings.
Chemistry Building, University of Southampton
QODA have completed the design of the engineering services for the refurbishment of the University of Southampton Chemistry Department. The project involves the complete strip out and refurbishment of all existing services within the CL2 Chemistry laboratories, including fume cupboards, and complete install of new. New variable flow fume cupboards and a wind responsive fume extract system. The building was also over clad and detailed modelling is required to ensure that overheating risks are managed was necessary. All this was accomplished whilst the building was operational.
QODA LIGHT are working with Spase Architects and Sherborne House Trust, developing the lighting design on the Grade I Listed building, which the Trust is seeking to transform into an accessible events and art exhibition venue. Featuring a café and restaurant, the building is also set to boast an additional flexible office, artists’ studio, and workshop space whilst a contemporary multifunction rear extension has also been proposed. One of the may significant features is the staircase, decorated with a magnificent mural painted by Sir James Thornhill, who also worked on the Painted Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, and works at Chatsworth House. We are developing bespoke luminaires to increase the general illuminance levels, whilst also adding discreet display lighting to light the mural.
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.
Royal West of England Academy
QODA LIGHT are working with the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) and Childs Sulzmann Architects on the ‘Light and Inspiration project’. The project aims to transform the experience for visitors and communities within the spectacular Grade II* listed building. The magnificent Sharples and Winterstoke galleries are benefitting from upgraded lighting with modern flexible systems allowing the artworks to be wonderfully viewed. Additional galleries are also enjoying a similar approach. The lighting for the reception and main circulation routes are all benefiting from upgraded lighting, sensitively introduced to complement the interior spaces. A newly refurbished Café and Loggia will also provide new facilities for visitors to the RWA.
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.