Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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Accor TRIBE Hotel Manchester Airport
QODA and Studio Moren collaborated on a new hotel development for the Manchester Airport Group (MAG) on the airport’s grounds. The proposed project is to construct a boutique hotel that would offer convenient and stylish overnight stays to transiting passengers in the Manchester Area.
The mechanical, electrical, and public health (MEP) work on the development was completed by QODA with a focus on sustainability and energy reduction to achieve a BREEAM Good rating for the building. The space heating and cooling strategies utilise an electric-only variable refrigerant flow (VRF) strategy, with heat rejection at the top of the development. Air handling units (AHU) are also on the roof to supply fresh air to the development, and due to the area’s nature, an air quality evaluation was conducted to ensure the appropriate degree of filtration was specified for the project.Read More
The Gantry Hotel
QODA have been appointed to carry out the M&E detailed design and construction drawings for the Gantry development in Stratford. It comprises of a 285 bedroom hotel over 18-storeys by Hilton Curio and a 136 room long stay hotel over 17-storeys by Adagio. The lower levels will be occupied by new bars and restaurants whilst on the 18th floor there will be a new sky bar offering views across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London Skyline. The development is adjacent to Stratford International Station and is being regenerated from the London 2012 Olympic Games venue. The £77m project, formally known as Plot N17 of the Stratford City Masterplan benefits from connecting into the district heating network to achieve its renewable energy obligations.
Ibis Styles Heathrow East
QODA are working with SB Hotel Group at the Ibis Styles Heathrow East Hotel in Hounslow, London. The project includes the re-development of the Hotel to include 142 En-Suite bedrooms across five floors with a function room, gym and bar. The site also includes 34 residential properties. Our work includes early planning sustainability advice ahead of detailed design.
Mollie’s Motel and Diner, Cribbs Causeway
QODA were appointed by Soho House to carry-out the mechanical and electrical designs and tender documentation. We worked closely with their in-house design team to produce a high quality, low energy and low cost solution whilst keeping true to the signature Soho House design aesthetic. We worked closely with a team who have much experience on Whitbread Projects to support the client in selecting the correct contractors and sub contractors to deliver the project.
Mollie’s Motel and Diner, Buckland
QODA were appointed by Soho House to carry-out the mechanical and electrical designs and tender documentation for their new 79-bedroom Motel and 132-seat Diner. This is Soho House’s first venture into the sector of the market, so QODA worked carefully with the Client to advise and help them develop their brief and requirements for both the Motel and the themed drive-in/thru diner. Particular attention was given to the Motel guest experience with novel booking/operating procedures and enhanced en-suite facilities/services performance for the Client’s new ‘Mollies’ brand. QODA worked with the site construction team and services sub-contractors to help them deliver the build. The project is being used by the Client as a benchmark for potential future developments across the country.
The Ned Hotel
QODA has recently completed the mechanical engineering on the newly converted Ned Hotel. The Grade I-listed, 11-storey building was the former Midland bank in the City of London designed in 1924 by British architect Edwin “Ned” Lutyens. In April 2017, it opened its doors as a lavish hotel, club and dining venue by Soho House & Co and named “The Ned” in his honour. In its new incarnation, The Ned contains 9 restaurants, 252 bedrooms, a social and fitness club incorporating a rooftop pool, gym, spa, and late-night lounge bar. The design of the building was intended to revive the building in a way that retained the grandeur of the original space, including the 3,000 sq.m former banking hall. The Ned Hotel is yet another project to add to QODA’s ever-growing impressive commercial portfolio.
Ten Trinity Square
Ten Trinity Square is one of London’s landmark buildings. The Grade II Listed building was opened as the headquarters of the Port of London Authority, designed by Sir Edwin Cooper in 1922, and hosted the inaugural assembly of the United Nations in what is now the UN Ballroom. The £185m project created a 100 room hotel, 41 elegant private apartments, ballroom and function spaces, restaurants, rotunda bar, a spa and The Club, a unique global meeting place. The project included the conservation of the great tower and UN ballroom and the transformation of the ground floor offices into nine luxury guest suites. The boardrooms and executive office of the original building were retained and restored including the original walnut panelling and ornate ceilings to create The Club.
Ten Trinity Square, Club Suites
Ten Trinity Square is one of London’s landmark buildings. The Grade II Listed building was opened as the headquarters of the Port of London Authority, designed by Sir Edwin Cooper in 1922, and hosted the inaugural assembly of the United Nations in what is now the UN Ballroom. The project involved the conversion of 41 white box apartments into Four Seasons Club Suites and the updating of the main ground floor entrances and entrance lobbies serving the Club Suites. QODA provided MEP design services to alter the base build installation and upgrading of systems to meet the new requirements of the Club Suites. QODA worked closely with a number of interior designers as well as the lead architect to ensure that high levels of finish and quality were met.
First Central Hotel
The proposed development at Park Royal, London includes a new four star hotel over eight stories with 229 guest rooms, 26 of which are suites. QODA are completing the detailed M&E design and advising on sustainability.
Master Robert Hotel
QODA are working with SB Hotel Group at the Master Robert Hotel in Hounslow, London. The project includes the re-development of the Hotel to include 142 En-Suite bedrooms across five floors with a function room, gym and bar. The site also includes 34 residential properties. Our work includes early planning sustainability advice ahead of detailed design.