Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dinas Powys Medical Centre
The new facility provides a purpose built two story medical centre including pharmacy retail outlet. QODA were responsible for the Mechanical and Electrical design including Part L compliance. The project was required to achieve an Excellent BREEAM rating.