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.

The See Houses

QODA was appointed by the Church of England to set out a roadmap to achieving net zero carbon emissions in operation by 2030 across its buildings. A portfolio of thirty-nine cathedrals and thirty See houses were analysed as part of this project. To evaluate what the transformation to net zero carbon would mean at each site, surveys were conducted to document the existing building fabric and services, and energy consumption data was used to evaluate the current operational carbon footprint.

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Cambridge Investment Partnership – Aylesborough Close

QODA are acting as MEP and Passivhaus Consultants for the Aylesborough Close development with Cambridge Investment Partnerships and BPTW. The development will provide 70 affordable homes across three sites and a community garden with play equipment and seating for residents to enjoy. The objectives of the project are to create low-carbon, environmentally, and socially sustainable new places to live in Cambridge.

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AECC UC

The new £4.5m state-of-the-art integrated rehabilitation centre at AECC University College is part of the Parkwood Road campus in Bournemouth. AECC University College is a specialist health sciences higher education institution. The new facility focuses on delivering outstanding rehabilitation support for musculoskeletal injuries and impairments, and offers education, training, research and clinical services. The rehabilitation centre replaces the previously demolished Sports Hall and links to an existing building on site, where accessibility between the buildings was developed.

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18 Bardwell Road – St John’s College

QODA has undertaken the refurbishment of 18 Bardwell Road, Oxford for St’ John’s College. This project involved creating 24 new bedrooms to house student graduate rooms. Working with TSH Architects, QODA acted as MEP & Sustainability Consultants, creating the detailed Stage 4 MEP Design focusing on delivering a low carbon & sustainable strategy. This included the installation of high-efficiency ASHP’s, Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, and PV Panels.

601 Whitchurch Lane

QODA were appointed by Bristol City Council to develop MEP designs for the Whitchurch Enterprise Park development at 601 Whitchurch Lane. The development is linked to the expansion of the Bottle Yard Studios across two sites, anticipating the demand for units from suppliers to the studios. The project includes site wide water, electricity and communications infrastructure for fourteen light industrial units split across three blocks, along with external lighting and CCTV installations. Infrastructure works also include for a power upgrade to the adjacent site. QODA also developed the sustainability strategy for the units

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The Jam Factory, Oxford

Situated in a prominent location in Frideswide Square in Oxford, the Jam Factory has recently been refurbished to provide modern flexible office space. To complement this, a sensitive façade lighting scheme has been designed to accent the architectural features of the building. The sympathetic design uses small, concealed LED spotlights to highlight various elements of the façade.

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Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery

QODA was appointed by Purcell to provide a full condition survey of the mechanical, electrical, and public health systems within the Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, that will aid a greater understanding of the requirements of the much wider heritage asset. Cyfarthfa Castle is a Grade I listed building situated within 65 hectares of historic landscape and forms part of Greater Cyfarthfa Park. The castle hosts a spectacular museum and gallery, formal gardens, a lake, a children’s play area and a model railway. The scope of work included a thorough review of all building services with recommendations to identify both medium to long term works and an emergency works package that would assist in preventing deterioration of the building fabric. Further attention was given to any items that may have historic significance so whether they still function or not, they will need to be salvaged from the site or maintained in situ.

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Quay Stores, Milford Haven

Located in Milford Haven, Quay Stores are a Grade II listed former warehouse complex. The project was to transform these dilapidated buildings into a new ‘Cultural cluster’. QODA worked with Purcell Architects to bring the Stores back to life whilst adding a new multi-purpose venue. There are extensive external spaces and lighting design is critical due the existing bat commuting corridor. QODA LIGHT have developed an external lighting strategy in conjunction with Novel Tullett Landscape Architects, where the lighting modelling has informed the external material specification and ensures light spill is eradicated on the bat roosts and commuting corridor, whilst still providing a visually interesting space for visitors.

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DfE Minet School, Uxbridge

QODA worked with the main contractor within the DfE framework for School to deliver an MEP design with a complex existing building subject to a major refurbishment. The team worked closely to provide cost effective solutions for the Main Contractor and too a proactive approach to coordination with the rest of the design team. The scheme was fully BIM Level 2 compliant and we tailored our appointment to exactly the requirements of the Main Contractor.

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Delapré Abbey

QODA were commissioned to develop a services infrastructure strategy for the proposed renovation and re-purposing of the 19th Century Stables at Delapre Abbey Northampton. The project aimed to transform the stables into small retail units forming part of the listed site which is also a registered historic battlefield. QODA worked alongside the client, Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, and architects Freeland Rees Roberts to develop an energy strategy for the site which included renewable energy opportunities, site infrastructure, and services distribution.