Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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Adelaide House, London
Standing on the north-eastern corner of London Bridge, Adelaide House was a tall, innovative and striking building in its day. Built between 1920-1925, the building included new features which are now commonplace; it was the first steel-framed building in the City of London and the first office building in the UK to have centralised ventilation – it even had a roof garden large enough for a putting green, fruit trees, rockeries and beehives. QODA are working for Briggs and Forrester to provide Stage 5 information which will return Adelaide House back into use.
William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow
QODA has been appointed to develop a sensitive and unintrusive solution to environmentally treat the existing art galleries in the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. The particular focus was on humidity and air temperature. The Client appointed QODA on the basis that the whole project would be developed within less than 3 weeks to meet the deadline for the funding application. QODA quickly mobilised a team of engineers spanning several offices (Bristol & Norwich) to quickly carry out a site survey, develop overheating model hold meetings, and provide conceptual designs. QODA managed to provide their designs on time and the Client managed to submit their funding application before the deadline. The project has been a huge success. The interoffice collaboration worked well, and the Client stated that they have been very impressed with QODA’s performance on this project.Read More
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
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’.
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.
QODA have worked 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 provides accommodation to various tenants incorporating a multitude of uses including, office spaces, advanced manufacturing, and science & research applications.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More