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.

Ponsbourne Park Farm

QODA were appointed as MEP and Sustainability Engineers by Clear Architects to provide an operational net-zero development following design principles of the Passivhaus Standard. Park Farm is a 35,000sqm multi-use scheme consisting of new buildings and retrofitting historic farm buildings to provide 34 dwellings for locals and flexible multi-use community spaces. The retrofit portion will re-purpose and restore the disused buildings and will include enhancement of the existing historic walls and landscape of the old farm.

QODA Light, our specialist lighting team, developed the external lighting design strategy for the surrounding area and community spaces to provide a safe environment for vehicular and pedestrian transit, whilst ensuring the sensitivity of the surrounding environment is well considered, with light pollution kept to a minimum. QODA carried out the design for site-wide rainwater harvesting, communal irrigation, solar PV farm and electric vehicle charging. The site featured ornamental garden walls, orchard and vegetable patch along with improvement works to a tennis pavilion to create a new coffee / community shop and sports facilities for new villagers. Two strategies were developed to provide suitable, sustainable and economical heating to both the new and retrofit dwellings. The new dwellings were served from a communal ground source water loop connected to de-centralised heat pumps. The existing retrofit dwellings were supplied via a two-stage air source heat pump.

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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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Woodberry Wetlands

QODA were appointed as M&E designers for the refurbishment of the Woodberry Wetlands Café and Visitor Centre in Stoke Newington. A popular spot for bird watching, it is hoped the new facilities will attract a larger number of visitors and educational outings to this rare peace of nature in the centre of London.

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Newman Brothers Coffin Works

This restoration of a Grade II listed Coffin Works in Birmingham includes both work to sensitive areas for conservation, a new archive store for important artefacts and a conservation studio.

This RICS award winning project was funded through the HLF process.

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Marcus Garvey Library

QODA are working on the phased refurbishment of a number of Libraries for Haringey Council. The work at Marcus Garvey includes the complete refurbishment of the Library along with the two lifts and the creation of a Customer Services Centre on the first floor for the use by the local community. The Council had very ambitious timescales for this (£2.2million) contract which is due for completion at the end of May 2016.

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Gunnersbury Park

QODA have been appointed as the Sustainability, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers for the major re-development of Gunnersbury Park in West London. The project aims to restore and reveal the many facets of the park and the museum for public enjoyment and understanding.

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SLG Convent

QODA have been appointed as M&E and energy consultants for this refurbishment and extension of the accommodation for the Sisters of the Love of God Convent in Oxford. QODA have worked with MEB design and the design team to develop an energy strategy for the new wing which achieves close to Passivhaus performance. We have been intimately involved in the development of airtight and thermally robust construction details and setting construction standards for the contractor.

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Moseley School of Art

QODA have been appointed by the Muslim Community Association as part of a design team to help restore Moseley School of Art. The Grade II* Building is on English Heritage’s ‘Buildings at Risk register’ and is also listed as of the ten most vulnerable Buildings in Britain by the Victorian Society. The Building, originally built as an educational establishment, has been the home of the British Association of Muslims since 1984. The projects main aim is to restore the building and provide facilities that can be used by the local community including workshops and educational activities.