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.

Steppingley Senior Living Village, Flitwick

QODA has been appointed by Central Bedfordshire Council to provide Passivhaus consultancy for the development’s design and construction stages through to final certification.

The care home includes 72 ensuite bedrooms for older people plus an 8-bed short break facility for adults with physical and learning disabilities, with the independent living scheme consisting of 88 apartments. The central hub serves the residents of the whole building and the public, including a restaurant, salon, and treatment rooms. Whilst being employed client side, we are working closely with the contractor’s architects and multidisciplinary team, Ingleton Wood and the MEP consultants, JB Hopkins.

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Hockliffe Road Care Home

QODA has been appointed by Central Bedfordshire Council to provide Passivhaus consultancy for the design and construction stages of this project through to final certification.

We are working with Concertus, who is producing the architectural and engineering design for Central Bedfordshire Council on this 63-bed residential care home. Central to the design process is the health and comfort of the residents as the essence of the Passivhaus approach, which incorporates high levels of insulation and excellent ventilation.


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The new £4.5m state-of-the-art integrated rehabilitation centre at AECC University College is part of the Parkwood Road campus in Bournemouth. AECC University College is a specialist health sciences higher education institution. The new facility focuses on delivering outstanding rehabilitation support for musculoskeletal injuries and impairments, and offers education, training, research and clinical services. The rehabilitation centre replaces the previously demolished Sports Hall and links to an existing building on site, where accessibility between the buildings was developed.

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Ashby Extra Care

QODA have been appointed by Willmott Dixon to carry out the building services design for a 65-bed extra care scheme in Ashby-de-la Zouch for EMH (East Midlands Housing). The project includes apartments and communal spaces that are flexible to meet a range of needs. Working closely with BRP Architects, the QODA team have optimised the building fabric design to maximise efficiency and reduce the need for on-site renewables. The building services design considered sustainability from the start and includes a number of energy efficient systems including LED lighting, air source heat pumps and demand based mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Collaboration between the entire team has been improved by the use of BIM, where all disciplines have designed and communicated using 3D modelling software.

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Newtown Medical Centre

QODA were appointed to carry out the M&E design and sustainability consultancy services for this new build medical centre that accommodated administration, clinical treatment rooms and a separate pharmacy. The scheme was designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and QODA worked closely with the project team to ensure this could be achieved in the most cost-effective manner. QODA were responsible for all liaison with the utility suppliers to ensure the diversion of the existing water, gas, and electrical mains could be accommodated with minimal disruption.  QODA also carried out energy modelling and designed energy efficient VRF heating and cooling systems to all occupied rooms.

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Whiteley Village

Whiteley Village is set in 225 acres of beautiful surrey woodland. The Village contains 262 alms-houses, a care home and extra care apartments for nearly 500 older people of limited means. Whiteley Futures is an ambitious plan for the development of the site to enable new approaches to care and sustainable accommodation. The development includes 4 sites including 62 new alms-houses, a care hub, the refurbishment of Whiteley House (Listed Building) and Whiteley Walk (40 apartments for private sale).

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St Luke’s Hospital

St Luke’s was founded as a Christian Charity in 1957 and moved to its present site in 1981. QODA are working with Oxford Architects to plan and implement the expansion and refurbishment of the hospital to provide much improved facilities with rehabilitation at its heart.

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Charlbury Specialist Care Facility

QODA have been appointed as Mechanical & Electrical Design Consultants for this specialist facility for Young Dementia UK Homes. Charlbury Specialist Care Facility will be the first supported living facility for people with young onset dementia in the UK. The facility will offer private flats for up to 12 residents and it is hoped that the care and support provided will promote independence, an active lifestyle and participation in the local community.

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Old Sarum Care Home

QODA worked closely on the mechanical and electrical services design of a new care home just outside Salisbury. The project included both elderly and dementia care wings for up to 120 occupants. The design included the provision of central distribution and CHP units.

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Mackworth Extra Care

QODA were appointed as part of the contractors design team for a new £9.2million care complex in Derby. This facility provides 98 self-contained apartments, restaurant, shops, cinema, gym and support accommodation.