Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.

We are an energetic and enthusiastic Design Engineering Consultancy led by highly experienced and talented engineers, working across mechanical, electrical and sustainable areas of building design. To find out more about what we do, check out our case studies below.

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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.

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Bosworth House

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sherborne House

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.

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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.

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57 Sloane Gardens

A refurbishment of a five storey town house located within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the Sloane Square Conservation Area. Sloane Gardens is one of the ‘red streets’ in Chelsea with buildings featuring red bricks, terracotta, and tiled roofs. The building dates from the early 1890s and is being converted into five high-end apartments for the rental market.

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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.