Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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Cambridge Investment Partnership
QODA were appointed as MEP and Passivhaus Consultants working alongside Cambridge Investment Partnership and professional team across nine sites in Cambridgeshire, totalling over 775 new dwellings. Achieving Passivhaus accreditation for all the dwellings is a key objective. QODA’s Passivhaus designers led the conceptual design, fully committed to a fabric first approach to energy efficiency and low carbon approaches to architectural, structural, and building services design strategies. QODA’s in-house expertise and close coordination with MEP engineering strategies provide sustainable design solutions enhancing the Passivhaus design. The Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP) modelling is key in monitoring the design development and sustainability, including Photovoltaic panels generating solar power for hot water and heating with feed-in tariffs back to the National Grid. QODA continues to advise on local and global pollution issues, health and wellbeing, human-centric design, and creating social value in the community.
Residential Development, London Borough of Ealing
The London Borough of Ealing have commenced an extensive programme of residential development across the borough. This exciting masterplan includes a number of sites (currently 10) which have been divided into 3 packages for design and construction purposes. QODA have been appointed as MEP designers for Package 3 and have also secured a role across all 3 packages as Net Zero Carbon Champions. We will be employing Passivhaus modelling and assessment to inform the design and deliver Ealing’s commitment to carbon reduction. Ealing are developing their net zero carbon design guide and have identified Certified Passivhaus building as a key part of its strategy.
Kent Street Baths, Birmingham
QODA have carried out the Stage 3 design, full liaison with the utility companies, all SAP calculations and TM59 Overheating Analysis and are about to commence the Stage 4 design and full site supervision. Located within the regeneration area of the future – Smithfield Masterplan, Birmingham – the new development consists of 98 one and two bedroom apartments, commercial units and underground car parks with a private courtyard garden, roof terrace and series of ‘sky gardens’ which can be enjoyed from every floor. The building is located within the Southern Gateway £1 billion regeneration zone, which has been brought forward as part of the high speed rail network ‘HS2’ masterplan. Total Gross Development Value is £19 million.
QODA have been appointed as MEP and Sustainable Engineers for the 1000 dwellings masterplan at Convent Way, which spans across 5 phases. The project is trying to set a new urban dwelling standard for the London Borough of Hillingdon in terms of integrating Passivhaus design, landscaping, sustainable transport, and building quality. Car parking will be covered with podiums to create a healthy and vibrant community. QODA are designing a communal ambient heat network to provide maximum benefit to the client with respect to plant capital expenditure and space consumption, while trying to minimise tenant bills. The 2 stage reversible heat pump and passive design features will maximise thermal comfort now, while also meeting the climate challenges of 2050 and 2080 with minimal refurbishment.
St Anne’s, Digbeth
QODA have been appointed by St Modwen to provide the Mechanical and Electrical design for the St Anne’s Digbeth development. The new development will consist of 190 one, two, and three bedroom apartments with Penthouse apartments at roof level. QODA have carried out the Stage 3 design and full site supervision with full liaison with the utility companies and carried out all the SAP calculations and TM59 Overheating Analysis.
Nightingale Quarter, Derby
The new development at the Nightingale Quarter, Derby will consist of one and two bedroom apartments and housing. The development is part of the regeneration of the Derby Royal Infirmary site areas. QODA have been appointed to carry out the Stage 3 design and full site supervision, with full liaison with the utility companies all the SAP calculations and TM59 Overheating Analysis. The whole development will incorporate close to 800 new homes, already established in the local area. The Nightingale Quarter is also set to be labelled as a “green oasis” in the city centre. QODA have been working with Derby City Council’s planning team to create an environment which encourages an active lifestyle, comprising cycle routes, promenades, open air gym fitness areas, children’s play areas and lots of substantial planting running through the main axis of the site.
Hengrove Phase 1, Bristol
The Hengrove Phase 1, Bristol project comprises 256 No. houses including apartments. QODA are providing the initial planning information which includes Energy statement, Energy Modelling, SAP calculations and M&E design.
The Forge, Bradford Street, Birmingham
QODA have been appointed by developers BJD, as Electrical & Sustainability services consultants, for the Forge Development located in Bradford Street, Birmingham. This project comprises of a six-storey apartment block with a total of 165 No one and two bedroom apartments. The site has communal areas, an inner courtyard, and parking. QODA have been appointed by the M&E Contractor to undertake their full MEP detailed design for the development and have carried out the SAP calculations and liaison with the utilities for the new supplies.6
The development includes 150 Private Apartments and Penthouses. QODA are carrying out the full design which includes an Energy Centre where the separate Apartments are being fed from a district heating system.
The Harrison Drape building on Bradford Street is being renamed Fabrick Square by developer Seven Capital, who will be launching 313 apartments there within the next year. It will comprise four buildings, affectionately named after its history. There will be The Cotton Lofts, Cotton House, The Drapery, and Drapery House. Fabrick Square, which will cover two acres of land, will include 73 studios, 152 one-bedroom and 88 two-bedroom apartments. The site will also contain retail space, parking and landscaping. QODA have been appointed by the M&E Contractor to undertake their full MEP detailed design for the development based upon the original MEP Consultants design philosophy intent. Project value: £30 million