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Australian Unity launches plans for Herston Quarter – a vibrant new community hub in Brisbane

Herston Quarter is a $1.1 billion redevelopment by Australian Unity, in partnership with Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Comprising approximately five-hectares adjacent to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston Quarter will provide access to leading health, hospital and aged care services. Australian Unity is redeveloping the site to create a vibrant, wellbeing [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Health + Aged Care, Summary|

Waltzing Matilda Centre wins local and international design awards

Australian Interior Design Awards 2019 Congratulations to COX Architecture and the consulting team who worked on the Waltzing Matilda Centre for bringing home the Public Design award and the Best of State – Queensland award at the Australian Interior Design Awards for 2019. ‘Rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the original Waltzing [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: Summary|Tags: |

The new sustainability standard

For almost three decades, Umow Lai has been engineering sustainable environments, and we are proud to have two of our sustainability consultants recently complete the Passive House Designer Course. David Arnott and Tom Hubbard are now Certified Passive House Designers; we caught up with them to discuss what Passive House Design is, and how it [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: Summary|

Engineering Insights with Director Matt Douglas

  Recently appointed Director Matt Douglas shares his experiences about his engineering career and gives us an insight into the built environment in Brisbane. Congratulations on your promotion. What does being a Director mean to you? For me personally, being a Director provides the opportunity to influence the strategic direction of the business for our [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Summary|

Next Generation of Leaders

Announcing Umow Lai’s up and comers and recent promotions This year, we look to the future as we evaluate ways where we can implement innovation in our projects and upskill and empower our staff to be both technically savvy engineers and true leaders in the built environment. The following promotions have all been earned based [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Staff, Summary|Tags: |

Andrew Oxley takes the reins as Managing Director of Umow Lai

A change of leadership has officially taken place at the helm of Umow Lai. After 27 years as Managing Director, founder Dominic Lai, has moved from the day to day operations to assume the role of Executive Chairman. Following 5 years as the Victorian State Manager and 10 years as a Director of the business, [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: Summary|

Caloundra Health Service Redevelopment

The recent refurbishment at the Caloundra Health Service (CHS) has generated a transformation into the reputable primary care network of facilities for the Sunshine Coast Community. The Caloundra Health Service (CHS) contributes to this network of facilities encompassed within the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS), located on the southern end of the SCHHS [...]

By |December 16th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

477 Pitt Street, New South Wales

With 13 floors on the client brief and a 2 month deadline, Umow Lai were commissioned by Eastview Australia, John Wardle Architects, and ISPT, to deliver building services to the selected floors of existing 477 Pitt Street office tower. What once was the main office for Transport NSW, ISPT have proposed to refurbish and upgrade [...]

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

Newmarket Randwick: a new urban hub and residential neighbourhood

Established in 1860, Newmarket Randwick located in New South Wales is a community that has always celebrated diversity. Rich with iconic horse auctioneering history, the Newmarket ­development features distinct architecture from the existing stables on site, and a range of elegant outdoor spaces, set to be transformed into residential and community amenities to create a [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Categories: Summary|

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