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.

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 units

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140 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park

Milton Park is one of the largest mixed use business estates in Europe and is home to a wide range of companies leading the way in the hi-tech, innovative and R&D industries. The scheme at 140 Eastern Avenue involved the infilling and development of Ground Floor with cafe, conference and meeting facilities, improved reception and entrance, serviced offices, and associated core facilities. Level 1 and Level 2 have been refurbished with serviced offices, associated core facilities, meeting rooms, co-working space, and break-out space. The building has been provided with high efficiency LED lighting, bespoke IT infrastructure, and server rooms, which all targeted BREEAM ‘Excellent’.

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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.

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Zeta Building

QODA have been working with The Harwell Campus Construction & Development team, along fantastic professional teams including Bidwells, Faithful & Gould, and Allies & Morrison Architects, on a new speculative, multi-occupier, multi-use building. The building will provide accommodation to various tenants incorporating a multitude of uses including office spaces, advanced manufacturing, and science & research applications. QODA are excited about the opportunity to push the envelope of low energy & low carbon design with this building. This aligns with the previous studies we have been involved with at the Harwell Campus to set low energy/carbon standards for future projects to be tracked against. QODA have been investigating the possibility of utilising vacuum drainage to vastly reduce water usage but to also give tenants much improved flexibility within their premises.

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Quay Stores, Milford Haven

QODA consulting have been appointed as the MEP and sustainability consultants on the redevelopment of the Quay Stores site, which is situated on the waterfront at Milford Haven. The development involves the refurbishment of the grade II listed stores into a café/restaurant with a new build extension, consisting of a 400 seater theatre and performance space. QODA are also providing the external lighting scheme for the green ravine which is a pedestrian walkway leading to the site, this currently acts as a bat corridor so very careful modelling is required for planning.

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Medina Yard, Cowes

Master planning for a major re-development in East Cowes including 500 new homes, a marine industrial facility and other retail and commercial uses. The site is in a prominent riverfront location with a public esplanade and classic boat museum acting as a focal point.

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Birmingham REP Theatre

Birmingham Repertory Theatre (The REP) is developing it’s front of house facilities and façade to provide a new entrance, reconfigured bar, café, restaurant, box office, and performance spaces. In addition to the adaptation of heating, ventilation and cooling systems to suit the new layout, the design will include new lighting, small power, adaptations of fire systems including detection, sprinklers, suppression systems and alarms, new lighting, power, water and data provision will be provided to the proposed external terrace and balconies, including for the proposed digital screens. The scheme will be constructed in sequential phases as the theatre is to remain open throughout the works. QODA will be working closely with the design team and Project Sponsor to ensure continuity of building services. Project value £2.3M.

The Courts, Bridewell

QODA have been appointed as MEP Consultants for the redevelopment of the Grade II-listed Old Magistrates courts, located on Bridwell ‘island’ in Bristol. The project is looking to bring this vacant building back into active use as a hub for the creative, cultural, and technology industries, hosting small and medium-sized organisations, and creative entrepreneurs.

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The Jam Factory, Oxford

Originally built around 1903 to produce Frank Cooper’s “Oxford” marmalade the Jam Factory is now a multi-use building including offices, an entertainment venue, café and art studio. The listed building is prominent on Frideswide Square in the heart of Oxford and is now owned by Nuffield College. QODA have been appointed to work with Savills on the commercial redevelopment of the building.

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Arc, Bristol

QODA has been appointed by Arc Global Ltd to develop Building services designs for an innovative new concept tourist attraction comprising a glass passenger cabin that will rise 69 metres above Bristol’s harbour, providing 360 degree views of the city. An elegant glass cabin will be integrated into the existing Millennium square in Bristol city centre with a new visitor’s experience venue build on top of the existing ‘We The curious’ listed concrete structure building. The cabin will lift visitors high above a historic city, showing the city’s landmarks and revealing the many different stories that can only be seen from the air. The glass cabin is due for lift-off in 2022.