Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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Private Residence, Twickenham
QODA were appointed to carry out consultancy services on this Private Residence overlooking the Thames. This early Georgian family home was built circa 1721. The London team will be advising the owners how to adapt the house so that it’s emissions are reduced, it becomes more comfortable and is ready to be a family home for the future. The clients are keen on retaining the period aesthetic of the house while improving the energy efficiency of the building. The house is to include a new kitchen, a sauna and steam room, a cinema, a gym as well as significant landscaping to the garden.
Porthcawl Grand Pavillion
QODA has been appointed as MEP and sustainability consultants for the restoration, refurbishment, and extension of the Grade II listed seaside pavilion in South Wales. The Art Deco Grand Pavilion was completed in 1932, and features a striking three-storey octagonal domed theatre and two single-storey loggias fanning out from the dome.
The project consists of a full refurbishment of the existing theatre as well as the introduction of conference facilities and a new café with glass-fronted additions on top of the existing loggias to provide views across the bay. An extension to the rear of the building will provide a more intimate performance space and gallery.
St Barts Hospital, London
QODA has been appointed by Purcell Architects for the repair and conservation of Britain’s oldest working hospital, St Bart’s Hospital, London. Working with Barts Heritage and with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project will see the Grade I-listed North Wing’s fabric and interiors restored, along with the Great Hall and Hogarth Stair. The ambitious Sharing Historic Barts project coincides with the hospital’s 900th-anniversary campaign, providing a new programme of heritage-inspired wellbeing activities. The revival will allow improved access and added new spaces for staff, patients, and the public.
Abingdon Prep School
QODA were appointed as M&E services designers for the extension and refurbishment project at Abingdon Prep School. The extension to the school had been initiated as part of a recent programme of investment and will involve the construction of a new music department, CDT and IT facilities, and the provision of new classrooms to provide a permanent replacement for the temporary classrooms currently in use at the back of the school. The new accommodation also enables reorganisation of existing facilities to create a large central library at the heart of the school as a shared resource for pupils of all ages.
Walled Garden, Westonbirt School
QODA were appointed to provide M&E design services for three blocks containing eight new classrooms within a courtyard known as the Walled Garden, at Westonbirt School. Westonbirt School is an independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18, housed in Westonbirt House, a Grade I listed Victoria mansion in the Cotswolds. The Walled Garden encompasses a traditional brick and stone hot wall, bookended east and west by two ornate pavilions. The site previously held the affectionately named ‘old gym’ which was demolished to allow for the new development.Read More
QODA have been employed by a private client to work with West Waddy Architects to develop the Mechanical, Electrical, Sustainability, and Renewables elements of a new build residential house in a very prominent but difficult site. The site is surrounded by a mature woodland containing protected trees and is also on a steep gradient. QODA have been involved in the detailed design of variations to the properties orientation and construction details to achieve the best result for the clients’ requirements. Heating will be provided by a bore-hole ground source heat pump, and the property will have PV panels and battery storage incorporated into the electrical infrastructure to reduce the overall energy demand of the building from the regional networks.
Trowbridge Town Hall
QODA has been appointed to provide the M&E design for Trowbridge Town Hall. The Grade II listed building is owned by Wiltshire Council and over the last 10 years has been run by the Trowbridge Town Hall Trust, an independent charity, home to a welcoming café, two boutique shops, live music, cinema, and creative studios. The building is subject to extensive refurbishment and remodelling as part of the Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) £16 million investment in Trowbridge, enabling it to provide a greater capacity to hold events as well as a diverse programme of cultural and social activities.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More