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 vibrant hub.

Once home to champion horses such as Black Caviar and Bernborough, the well-known Inglis family ran Australia’s most premier thoroughbred sales yard from the Newmarket Randwick, now moving to the Warwick Farm after 100 years at this spectacular complex.

Located on Young Street, Newmarket Randwick stretches over an impressive 5 hectares of property, and is just 6km south-east of Sydney’s CBD.

Umow Lai are proud to be a part of the Newmarket Randwick project, with development led by Cbus Property, DCWC and partnering architects Bates Smart, SJB, Smart Design Studio and Neeson Murcutt Architects.

The expansion will provide over 600 luxury residential dwellings, over several lots with direct pedestrian access throughout the community. Vibrant retail plazas and public facilities will be incorporated amongst the residential lots.

Public spaces within the development are set to incorporate the main features of the stables, such as the main sales ring and surrounding primal fig trees, in a nod to the heritage listed precinct.

Umow Lai’s involvement with Newmarket Randwick sees the team providing Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic, Fire and Sustainability services to meet the high standards expected of a development of this nature, incorporating sustainable urban and environmental design.

Some of the key engineering design elements included;

  • Early stage involvement with client and architectural teams to establish building envelope design principles, apartment configurations and impact of shading and solar heat gain.
  • Investigations and reporting on optimum site water cycle management strategy.
  • Investigations and reporting on services infrastructure configurations for site power, water and gas, i.e. centralised vs de-centralised.
  • Provision for electrical vehicle charging infrastructure and energy monitoring systems
  • Photovoltaic electricity generation across each lot to offset common area power demands

The Newmarket apartments will feature 1, 2 and 3-bedroom residences, across seven floors that offer balconies, generous views of the proximate landscape and a range of designs to suit a large family or young couple.

Inspired by the structural frames of the Inglis Stables from the early 1900’s, the new development is set to incorporate the main features of the stables, such as the main sales ring and surrounding primal fig trees, in a nod to the heritage listed precinct.

Food, family and friends will be the main focus for the new development, providing a contemporary haven for thoseliving and dining at Newmarket Randwick.

Situated just minutes from the Newmarket development, the Royal Randwick can be found in the eastern suburb of Randwick, where horse racing is celebrated all year round.

As Australia’s longest standing horse racing venue, the Royal Randwick is considered “the jewel in the crown” of Sydney racing, hosting some of the wealthiest races in the world, enriched with dining establishments and dynamic facilities for members and racegoers.

The multipurpose project is expected to be completed in 2020, seeing Newmarket Randwick come alive with a wealth of new community activity, local shops and cafes.