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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Mackworth Extra Care

QODA were appointed as part of the contractors design team for a new £9.2million care complex in Derby. This facility provides 98 self-contained apartments, restaurant, shops, cinema, gym and support accommodation.

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Dinas Powys Medical Centre

The new facility provides a purpose built two story medical centre including pharmacy retail outlet. QODA were responsible for the Mechanical and Electrical design including Part L compliance. The project was required to achieve an Excellent BREEAM rating.

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Knole Park, National Trust

QODA were originally appointed as Engineering Consultants for the purpose designed conservation studios as well as a new cafe building. Our commission has now been extended to include the refurbishment of the main show rooms involving the complete replacement of the electrical services, and the installation of systems to control the internal environment in order to protect the building fabric and irreplaceable objects contained within.

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Master Robert Hotel

QODA are working with SB Hotel Group at the Master Robert Hotel in Hounslow, London. The project includes the re-development of the Hotel to include 142 En-Suite bedrooms across five floors with a function room, gym and bar. The site also includes 34 residential properties. Our work includes early planning sustainability advice ahead of detailed design.

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Radcliffe Science Library, University of Oxford

QODA have been appointed as MEP, Fire, Acoustics, and Passivhaus consultants to Radcliffe Science Library by the University of Oxford. The Radcliffe Science Library is a Grade II listed building in the heart of Oxford and is the University’s primary library for engineering and science. The building consists of two levels of basement, constructed in the 1970s, and three storeys of library and seminar space constructed in 1933 and 1890. The major refurbishment constitutes the complete replacement of all of the mechanical, electrical, and public health services and the construction of an environmentally controlled artefact store within the two levels of basement. QODA are currently working closely with the University’s sustainability and buildings teams to adopt a Passivhaus approach in the basement areas and detailed cost and carbon emission studies are currently being completed to determine the extent of remedial works in this area.

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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.

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Private House, Cambridgeshire

QODA were appointed to support a client achieve their aspirations of a low carbon Country Estate. The work included sustainability master planning for a site wide strategy, improvements to the Main House fabric, renewable energy sources for the Main House, design and installation of air source heat pumps, PV arrays to ancillary buildings and design of a zero carbon Home within the Estate.

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Siemens Headquarters

QODA have been appointed by Siemens plc as a preferred supplier for building services and sustainability consultancy. The framework appointment covers their UK property portfolio. QODA Birmingham are currently working at Sir William Siemen House, the Manchester headquarters building for the Energy and Automation division. This project involves the upgrading and reorganisation of office and support services; including the re-location the restaurant and demolition of the service building.

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St Bede’s School, New Sports Hall

QODA were appointed as M&E and Sustainability Consultants to develop a detailed design for a new sports hall on the existing school site. The new build consists of a 3 court hall with changing rooms and stores. QODA’s design included the provision of natural ventilation, photovoltaic cells and underfloor heating with a construction budget of £1.4m.

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The Rookery School

QODA were appointed as part of the team designing the new dining room extension and link corridor known as the ‘Birds Nest’. We worked with BPN Architects to achieve a low impact services strategy and imaginative use of lighting to emphasise key building features.