Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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18 Bardwell Road – St John’s College
QODA has undertaken the refurbishment of 18 Bardwell Road, Oxford for St’ John’s College. This project involved creating 24 new bedrooms to house student graduate rooms. Working with TSH Architects, QODA acted as MEP & Sustainability Consultants, creating the detailed Stage 4 MEP Design focusing on delivering a low carbon & sustainable strategy. This included the installation of high-efficiency ASHP’s, Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, and PV Panels.
601 Whitchurch Lane
QODA were appointed by Bristol City Council to develop MEP designs for the Whitchurch Enterprise Park development at 601 Whitchurch Lane. The development is linked to the expansion of the Bottle Yard Studios across two sites, anticipating the demand for units from suppliers to the studios. The project includes site wide water, electricity and communications infrastructure for fourteen light industrial units split across three blocks, along with external lighting and CCTV installations. Infrastructure works also include for a power upgrade to the adjacent site. QODA also developed the sustainability strategy for the unitsRead More
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery
QODA was appointed by Purcell to provide a full condition survey of the mechanical, electrical, and public health systems within the Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil, that will aid a greater understanding of the requirements of the much wider heritage asset. Cyfarthfa Castle is a Grade I listed building situated within 65 hectares of historic landscape and forms part of Greater Cyfarthfa Park. The castle hosts a spectacular museum and gallery, formal gardens, a lake, a children’s play area and a model railway.Read More
The Jam Factory, Oxford
Situated in a prominent location in Frideswide Square in Oxford, the Jam Factory has recently been refurbished to provide modern flexible office space. To complement this, a sensitive façade lighting scheme has been designed to accent the architectural features of the building. The sympathetic design uses small, concealed LED spotlights to highlight various elements of the façade.
Quay Stores, Milford Haven
Located in Milford Haven, Quay Stores are a Grade II listed former warehouse complex. The project was to transform these dilapidated buildings into a new ‘Cultural cluster’. QODA worked with Purcell Architects to bring the Stores back to life whilst adding a new multi-purpose venue. There are extensive external spaces and lighting design is critical due the existing bat commuting corridor. QODA LIGHT have developed an external lighting strategy in conjunction with Novel Tullett Landscape Architects, where the lighting modelling has informed the external material specification and ensures light spill is eradicated on the bat roosts and commuting corridor, whilst still providing a visually interesting space for visitors.
DfE Minet School, Uxbridge
QODA worked with the main contractor within the DfE framework for School to deliver an MEP design with a complex existing building subject to a major refurbishment. The team worked closely to provide cost effective solutions for the Main Contractor and too a proactive approach to coordination with the rest of the design team. The scheme was fully BIM Level 2 compliant and we tailored our appointment to exactly the requirements of the Main Contractor.
Charterhouse School, Dining Hall, Café Building
QODA were appointed as M&E Engineers for a project to improve the schools dining and café facilities. The project offered various challenges due to the area being within the heart of the school. The designs had to be carefully considered due to the sensitive nature of the building and minimise input of the school’s day to day operation.
QODA were commissioned to develop a services infrastructure strategy for the proposed renovation and re-purposing of the 19th Century Stables at Delapre Abbey Northampton. The project aimed to transform the stables into small retail units forming part of the listed site which is also a registered historic battlefield. QODA worked alongside the client, Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, and architects Freeland Rees Roberts to develop an energy strategy for the site which included renewable energy opportunities, site infrastructure, and services distribution.
Flying Boat Hangar Annexes
QODA were appointed by the Milford Haven Port Authority to develop M&E and sustainability designs for the newly built office annexes within the existing East and West Hangars in Pembroke Port. The project consisted of the demolition of one office building and re-erection of another within the enlarged building footprint along with the complete refurbishment of three existing grade II listed office annexes. The project involves significant site enabling works to ensure any existing buildings on site and Hangars remain operational during the Annexes project construction. The new offices have been designed with a low carbon, fully electric heating, Air Source Heat Pump system.
Royal West of England Academy (RWA)
QODA were appointed as building services and sustainability engineers alongside QODA Light who were appointed as lighting designers for the Light and Inspiration Project at the Royal West of England Academy of Arts (RWA). The project aimed to transform the experience for visitors and communities within the spectacular Grade II* listed building. The RWA provides an extensive programme of exhibitions, events, workshops, talks, and lectures, providing great art for everybody, and promoting the understanding and enjoyment of art for the widest possible audience.Read More