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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Porthcawl Grand Pavillion

QODA has been appointed as MEP and sustainability consultants for the restoration, refurbishment, and extension of the Grade II listed seaside pavilion in South Wales. The Art Deco Grand Pavilion was completed in 1932, and features a striking three-storey octagonal domed theatre and two single-storey loggias fanning out from the dome.

The project consists of a full refurbishment of the existing theatre as well as the introduction of conference facilities and a new café with glass-fronted additions on top of the existing loggias to provide views across the bay. An extension to the rear of the building will provide a more intimate performance space and gallery.

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Sherborne House

QODA are supporting the Sherborne House Trust to transform Sherborne House into an accessible events and art exhibition venue. Featuring a café and restaurant, the building is also set to boast an additional flexible office, artists’ studio, and workshop space, whilst a contemporary multifunction rear extension has also been proposed. The Trust’s restoration will provide Sherborne with an excellent arts facility, and it will also secure the long-term financial viability of the house.

St. James’s Church, Piccadilly – Wren project

QODA were appointed to develop full MEP and sustainability design for St James’s Church, vestry, rectory, courtyard and garden are located in the St James’s area of Westminster. The site is bounded by Piccadilly to the north and Jermyn Street to the south. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the Church is Listed at Grade I. The project involved repairs and alterations to the Church which may include a new underfloor heating system, a new southern access, and architectural grade 1 listed original lighting upgrade.

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Learning Centre – Kew Gardens

QODA are providing Passivhaus consultancy and MEP design for the new Learning Centre at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. The project is set to be pioneering and plant-based as well as achieving Passivhaus Premium standard. The project comprises of a range of classrooms, labs, offices, and a seminar space to provide an inspiring learning experience to visitors.

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Trowbridge Town Hall

QODA has been appointed to provide the M&E design for Trowbridge Town Hall. The Grade II listed building is owned by Wiltshire Council and over the last 10 years has been run by the Trowbridge Town Hall Trust, an independent charity, home to a welcoming café, two boutique shops, live music, cinema, and creative studios. The building is subject to extensive refurbishment and remodelling as part of the Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) £16 million investment in Trowbridge, enabling it to provide a greater capacity to hold events as well as a diverse programme of cultural and social activities.

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The Cartoon Museum

QODA were responsible for the mechanical and electrical services design and worked closely with Sam Jacob Studios to integrate the MEP services into the architecture, which maintains the language of cartoons and comics throughout the museum. The project includes new exhibition spaces to showcase ‘the best of British cartoons, caricatures, comics and animation’ as well as a new shop, learning centre to encourage young people to explore their creativity and an Archive space. Our designs included flexible environmental controls to allow adaption of the spaces to suit different exhibitions.

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Christ Church, Woking

QODA have been appointed as Mechanical & Electrical Services Engineers for the Gateway Project at ChristChurch, Woking. The project will include the creation of a dedicated youth space at the rear of the building, providing greater visibility into the nave from the Town Square and more meeting room space. QODA will be involved with the upgrading of all the buildings’ facilities.

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Y Muni (The Muni), Pontypridd

QODA have been appointed as part of Purcell’s design team, at Y Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd. The Awen Cultural Trust and Rhondda Cynon Taf council have developed plans to carry out the feasibility and options appraisal for the multi-million pound refurbishment and development of the grade II listed cultural venue. The focus of the project is to provide a thriving arts and cultural centre to help boost the local economy and community, as well as creating a sustainable venture which is efficient in operation.

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The Round Chapel, Hackney

QODA were appointed as M&E services engineers by Hackney Historic Buildings Trust for the project at The Round Chapel. The Round Chapel is a Grade II listed building which is rented out for concerts, film/music shoots, theatre performances, and weddings. The project involved the design and installation of ventilation, heating and energy conservation measures to heat the main space which was previously only heated by temporary electric heaters.

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Rose Hill Community Centre

QODA are working on this challenging new project in Oxford. The Community Centre will cater for multi-use groups including healthcare provision, sports and fitness, youth and community facilities requiring detailed consultation with the user groups. Low energy sustainable design and BIM methodology are at the heart of the design process.