Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Southbank and Waterloo International Terminal is changing. As part of the refurbishment of the area QODA have been appointed by LCR to bring back to life 8 brick arches below the station, creating a new vibrant retail area with new bars and restaurants. QODA provided the shell & core design services and utility infrastructure planning for tenant fit-out.
The Ned Hotel
QODA has recently completed the mechanical engineering on the newly converted Ned Hotel. The Grade I-listed, 11-storey building was the former Midland bank in the City of London designed in 1924 by British architect Edwin “Ned” Lutyens. In April 2017, it opened its doors as a lavish hotel, club and dining venue by Soho House & Co and named “The Ned” in his honour. In its new incarnation, The Ned contains 9 restaurants, 252 bedrooms, a social and fitness club incorporating a rooftop pool, gym, spa, and late-night lounge bar. The design of the building was intended to revive the building in a way that retained the grandeur of the original space, including the 3,000 sq.m former banking hall. The Ned Hotel is yet another project to add to QODA’s ever-growing impressive commercial portfolio.
QODA were appointed through a National Framework to provide mechanical, electrical and sustainability services for a new college in Kent. The college includes workshops, multipurpose lecture theatre, teaching spaces and resource areas.
Old Walled Gardens – Private Development
The project needed to comply with Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Document by showing exceptional quality or innovative design. We worked with the client and design team to creatively combine a variety of different technical solutions. These included a comprehensive solar strategy (winter gains/summer shading), an ETFE roof structure, a solar thermal array with in-ground storage, ground coupled earth tubes and photovoltaics. Each of these technologies had to be carefully researched and then combined to create a uniquely innovative solution that is inherently sustainable resulting in a minimal carbon footprint.
Shakespeare’s New Place
QODA have been appointed as part of a team to help the Trustees achieve its five year vision. This includes developing a new visitor experience, installing a ‘ghost like’ structure and conservation works to Nash home and gardens. The works are funded through the HLF and will be open as part of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary celebrations.