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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Private Residence, Brightwell Baldwin

QODA were appointed to bring their sustainability experience to assist a Client to extend and refurbish an existing Manor house and ancillary buildings using Passivhaus principles. The scheme involved a site wide strategy to include PV, solar thermal, and biomass technologies.

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Leake Street Phases 1 and 2

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. Phase 2 consists of redevelopment of arches 10 and 11 into retail units and a new 5 storey 50,000sqft office building over the existing arch 9.

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Private Residence, Winchester

QODA were appointed to provide mechanical, electrical, and sustainability advice and design support to a client who’s project involved the demolition of an existing Country House and construction of a new House. High specification services were designed as expected in a house of this quality, including environmentally controlled wine cellars, whole house entertainment systems, and ground source heat pumps as part of the sustainable strategy.

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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.

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Private House, Roehampton

QODA were appointed to support a developer client to provide design services for an extension and refurbishment of a 25,000 sq foot Grade II Listed Home in a prime residential area of Roehampton. The project included construction of a basement to provide spa facilities, upgrades to the Main House, and ancillary buildings on the site.

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Leigh UTC

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.

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Cottesbrooke Estate

QODA worked as client advisors at this Grade I listed manor house during an extensive renovation and refurbishment project. The work included kitchen renovations, plant replacements, principal bathrooms, and a biomass boiler scheme.

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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.

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Private Residence, Surrey

QODA were appointed with a design team to refurbish a Grade I Listed Tudor Manor House and ancillary buildings to provide six star facilities for a private client. Works included: Spa facilities forming pool, gym, Hamman, and treatment rooms; design and installation of comfort cooling throughout the Main House; Estate Cottage refurbishment; Irrigation Lakes; Landscape, and staff accommodation.

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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.