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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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.

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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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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.

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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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Woodberry Wetlands

QODA were appointed as M&E designers for the refurbishment of the Woodberry Wetlands Café and Visitor Centre in Stoke Newington. A popular spot for bird watching, it is hoped the new facilities will attract a larger number of visitors and educational outings to this rare peace of nature in the centre of London.

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Newman Brothers Coffin Works

This restoration of a Grade II listed Coffin Works in Birmingham includes both work to sensitive areas for conservation, a new archive store for important artefacts and a conservation studio.

This RICS award winning project was funded through the HLF process.

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Marcus Garvey Library

QODA are working on the phased refurbishment of a number of Libraries for Haringey Council. The work at Marcus Garvey includes the complete refurbishment of the Library along with the two lifts and the creation of a Customer Services Centre on the first floor for the use by the local community. The Council had very ambitious timescales for this (£2.2million) contract which is due for completion at the end of May 2016.

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Gunnersbury Park

QODA have been appointed as the Sustainability, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers for the major re-development of Gunnersbury Park in West London. The project aims to restore and reveal the many facets of the park and the museum for public enjoyment and understanding.