Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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Blackberry Centre, University of the West of England
QODA have been appointed via AHR architects for full MEP design duties for The faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS) at UWE. The faculty is utilising the ground floor and lower ground floor of the Blackberry Centre (Glenside Campus) to create a brand new Optometry Clinic. This will be used for training students in a live environment which will serve the general public. The project also consists of a new Multisplice CT Scanner facility located on the lower ground floor.1
Project Zeus, Harwell Campus
QODA have been appointed as M&E consultants for Project Zeus on the Harwell Campus. Harwell Campus is a Research and Technology Campus in Oxfordshire and is home to organisations, institutions, and businesses shaping the world of today and tomorrow. It is well established as one of the leading science and innovation campuses in Europe. Project Zeus is planned as new speculative multi-occupier, multi-use building to provide accommodation to various tenants incorporating different science & research technologies.
i-SEC Building, Harwell Campus
Five UK Universities (Open, Coventry, Strathclyde, Sheffield, and Bristol) in partnership with the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) appointed QODA to complete the MEP and sustainability design of the International Stress Engineering Centre (i-SEC) located on the Harwell Campus. I-SEC will offer multi-sector industries and academia access to unique residual stress management capabilities and deliver transformative research and training. In addition, I-SEC will deliver the benefits of collaborative access to the ISI Neutron and Muon Source, the Central Laser Facility, the Diamond Light Source, and the Research Complex which are also located at Harwell.
Health Sciences Building, University of Southampton
QODA have been appointed to complete the design of the engineering services for the refurbishment of the University of Southampton Health Sciences Building. This will include the internal refurbishment of a four-storey University building to accommodate the relocation of the School of Health Sciences. This project has involved the design of above and below ground drainage, air conditioning, controls, chilled water, domestic hot and cold water, gas, heating, medical gases, and ventilation systems. The ten existing ventilation systems have been modified and the project includes two new AHUs, a new chiller, and condensers to provide heating and cooling via DX coils to all ventilation plant.
Chemistry Building, University of Southampton
QODA have completed the design of the engineering services for the refurbishment of the University of Southampton Chemistry Department. The project involves the complete strip out and refurbishment of all existing services within the CL2 Chemistry laboratories, including fume cupboards, and complete install of new. New variable flow fume cupboards and a wind responsive fume extract system. The building was also over clad and detailed modelling is required to ensure that overheating risks are managed was necessary. All this was accomplished whilst the building was operational.
Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford
QODA are working with the University of Oxford at the Nuffield Department of Medicine to re-purpose the existing basement in their Old Road Campus building from office space into general laboratories and to create a new Chemical-Biology lab on the first floor. The scheme consists of general postgraduate write-up areas, general CL1 laboratories and more specialist CL2 laboratories with cold rooms and dedicated research equipment. The chemical-biology lab consists of a specialist research area with 12 No.5 new VAV fume-cupboards. The scheme is being carried out under a phased approach with the labs being constructed whist the building remains in full occupation.
NQCC Enabling Works
QODA are currently completing a number of projects at STFC (Science and Technologies Facilities Council) related to the NQCC (National Quantum Computing Centre) project. Our team have been engaged to complete works on buildings R12, R9, R65, and R8.
Therapy Acceleration Laboratory, WIMM, University of Oxford
QODA have been appointed by the University of Oxford to complete the fitout of the Therapy Acceleration Laboratory at WIMM (Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine) within the JR Hospital in Oxford. The facility necessitates the construction of CL2 laboratories and associated write up spaces, tissue culture laboratories, and dedicated cold rooms. Ducted VAV fume cupboards, purified water systems, and laboratory gases are all necessary to facilitate the science.
Confidential Clean Room
QODA are currently working on a clinical biomanufacturing facility for a world leading University. The project involved the construction of EU GGMP Grade B Grade C facilities and requires the existing cleanrooms to remain live at all times.
Confidential CL3 Facility
QODA were appointed by a world leading University to complete the design of their tropical medicine CL3 suite. The project was successfully completed in December 2017 and achieved a highly sealed containment environment.