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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St Luke’s Hospital

St Luke’s was founded as a Christian Charity in 1957 and moved to its present site in 1981. QODA are working with Oxford Architects to plan and implement the expansion and refurbishment of the hospital to provide much improved facilities with rehabilitation at its heart.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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.