Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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St Pauls Church Site, Romford
QODA are working with Levitt Bernstein Architects on the St Paul’s site, Romford for the East Thames Group. The proposed scheme will include demolition of the existing buildings on the site followed by the building of a new church and ancillary accommodation, a day nursery, 83 residential flats in a number of blocks and external works. The approximate value of the scheme including the demolition is £13 million. We are undertaking early design and analysis work including BREEAM and CSH to meet stringent planning / sustainability targets set by the local authority.
Hightown House, Banbury
5QODA were appointed to provide concept designs, energy performance services and construction support for a new luxury development of 14 apartments situated in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Our work included concept designs and sustainability advice to develop the building form, advise on appropriate renewable technologies and M&E strategies to meet regulatory requirements and to minimise energy usage.
Old Walled Gardens – Private Development
The project needed to comply with Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Document by showing exceptional quality or innovative design. We worked with the client and design team to creatively combine a variety of different technical solutions. These included a comprehensive solar strategy (winter gains/summer shading), an ETFE roof structure, a solar thermal array with in-ground storage, ground coupled earth tubes and photovoltaics. Each of these technologies had to be carefully researched and then combined to create a uniquely innovative solution that is inherently sustainable resulting in a minimal carbon footprint.
Private Residence, Surrey
QODA were appointed with a design team to refurbish a Grade I Listed Tudor Manor House and ancillary buildings to provide six star facilities for a private client. Works included; Spa facilities forming pool, gym, Hamman and treatment rooms / Design and installation of comfort cooling throughout the Main House / Estate Cottage refurbishment / Irrigation Lakes / Landscape and Staff Accommodation.
115 Banbury Road
Following the successful completion of the Goodhart Building project QODA have been appointed by University College, Oxford to provide sustainability, mechanical and electrical design services at 115 Banbury Road. The project will deliver 30 student bedrooms consisting of six individual accommodation pods linked by basement social areas with sunken gardens and green roofs. The design incorporates flexibility allowing the basement areas to be used individually or combined by removing sliding partitions to form a single large social space.
Private House, Cambridgeshire
QODA were appointed to support a client achieve their aspirations of a low carbon Country Estate. The work included sustainability master planning for a site wide strategy, improvements to the Main House fabric, renewable energy sources for the Main House, design and installation of air source heat pumps, PV arrays to ancillary buildings and design of a zero carbon Home within the Estate.