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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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.

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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.

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Private Residence, Ireland

QODA were appointed as M&E Consultants for the restoration of a fire-damaged property near Cork, Ireland. The project included a thorough visual inspection to establish the general conditions of the existing systems and then a detailed design of the re-instatement works. The scope was extended to review the wider infrastructure and to prepare a feasibility study with the aim of achieving “Zero Carbon”.

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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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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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Private Residence, Oxfordshire

QODA have been appointed as M&E Consultants for a private residence project in Oxfordshire. The project involves the re-ordering of a number of buildings on the site to create a single dwelling with provision for ancillary family accommodation and integral staff / additional guest accommodation. QODA are designing the mechanical and electrical services installations to determine the feasibility of using Tesla renewable technology options, a water to water heat pump unit utilising an existing bore hole, and rainwater harvesting.

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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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Private House, Cavendish Close, London

QODA were appointed as part of a design and construction team to refurbish and extend an existing private house and ancillary accommodation in a prime residential location in London. The project includes an extensive new basement to house a media room, kitchen, swimming pool, and support accommodation. The house has a very high level of specification including comfort cooling and whole house automation.

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The Ivy

QODA were appointed to work on the multi-million-pound refurbishment of the Ivy in the heart of the West End. The building has retained much of its unique character and charm but was redesigned with new interiors, a new kitchen and completely new lighting, heating and cooling. The famous Ivy is popular with celebrities and people in the art and media industries.