Our selection of case studies showcase a cross section of recent QODA projects.
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Loughborough University SportPark
QODA were appointed as the Sustainability, Passivhaus and MEP Consultant via the Perfect Circle Framework for Phase 2 of the Loughborough Sportpark. A 2000m extension to an existing building and targeted Passivhaus ‘Classic’ certification.
While Passivhaus design principles are generally better understood and practised within the industry for standalone residential buildings, they were not currently common usage for large scale commercial buildings and rely on nascent standards in the UK. At the outset of the project there were few successfully completed commercial buildings using Passivhaus in the UK and this presented several challenges.Read More
Hillingdon Leisure Centre
QODA have been appointed as the MEP and Sustainability Consultants by The London Borough of Hillingdon, in partnership with Hunters Architects, for a new £31.9 million sports and leisure facility in West Drayton. The facility is one of three masterplan developments in the Yewsley and West Drayton area and will provide state-of-the-art facilities. Daylight modelling has been integral to the design of the roof and façade, while innovative heat recovery and generation techniques have been incorporated to minimise the centres energy consumption. The new development will include an eight-lane 25-metre swimming pool, learner pool, and leisure pool complete with flumes, a four court sports hall, and a climbing wall and soft play area for younger visitors. There will also be a gym, Pilates and spinning studios, a health suite, café and an outdoor sports pitch on the roof.
Priory Tennis Centre, Edgbaston
QODA secured a design commission for the development of the Edgbaston Priory Club. The club is one of the country’s most prestigious racquet and leisure clubs and commenced an ambitious redevelopment programme in 2013.
Wealden Leisure Centres
QODA were involved in this significant project working with the Clarkson Alliance for Freedom Leisure who operate a number of leisure centres for Wealden District Council. The project included a £5.5m capital investment and major refurbishment at four sites. One of the projects objectives was to deliver substantial energy improvements.
QODA are part of a full design team working on four Leisure Centres in the London Borough of Islington. The scope of the developments are all centred around increasing the capacity of the gym facilities to cater for the demand in the local areas. QODA carried out full detailed design duties with the design up to Stage 5 being carried out in Autodesk Revit. QODA are acting as BIM coordinator, leading the M&E, Architectural and Structural engineers coordinated design process.
Royal Latin School Sports Development
QODA have won a competition with TSH Architects to design new sports hall facilities at The Royal Latin School in Buckingham. The facilities include new pavilion, changing rooms and all weather pitch to complement the existing sports accommodation. The brief was to provide facilities to allow teaching staff the flexibility to develop a range of teaching methods appropriate to meet the individual needs of the students allowing greater opportunity to develop their skills and understanding of sport.
St Bede’s School, New Sports Hall
QODA were appointed as M&E and Sustainability Consultants to develop a detailed design for a new sports hall on the existing school site. The new build consists of a 3 court hall with changing rooms and stores. QODA’s design included the provision of natural ventilation, photovoltaic cells and underfloor heating with a construction budget of £1.4m.