Project Description

Project Name: Women’s College Sibyl Centre

Location: The University of Sydney, Sydney

Value: $16m

Architects: M3 Architecture

Umow Lai Disciplines

  • Mechanical / Electrical + Specialist Lighting / ICT / Fire Detection / Vertical Transport
  • Hydraulics + Fire Protection
  • ESD

Project Description:

The new Women’s College Sibyl Centre located on the grounds of The University of Sydney balances heritage listed architecture with state-of-art student facilities. The works include a new multi-purpose building that incorporates social activities, lectures, performances, conferences and general leisure.

The project was staged and progressively handed over to the College to ease disruption to the students and faculty. An early works design package included major service upgrades with complex integrations as neighbouring buildings remained operational throughout the construction phase.

Working closely with M3 Architecture to unite the services with their geometric-inspired design, the entire consulting team achieved the project objectives. Umow Lai’s role in the project included Mechanical, Electrical, ICT, Fire Protection, Vertical Transport and Hydraulic services as well as expertise in Specialist Lighting and ESD.

The innovative and collaborative work from the consulting team has resulted in the new Sibyl Centre which knits seamlessly into the historic Langley Precinct. The new building celebrates the strong history of The Women’s College and establishes the space for growth well into the future.