Project Description

Project Name: Youi Global Headquarters Building

Location: Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast QLD
Value: $48.5 million

Umow Lai Disciplines:

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

The recently completed Youi headquarters consists of 12,500sqm across 4 levels including workplace and social break out spaces including a staff cafe.

Umow Lai worked with the key Youi stakeholders from the initial concept design to develop a design brief to reflect their specific requirements. The building services have been developed to provide a high level of redundancy to ensure any potential impacts to Youi’s business continuity.

Umow Lai worked closely with Cottee Parker to develop the lighting concepts to complement the workplace design, which reflected Youi’s aspirations for a modern and vibrant workplace for their staff.

Key engineering design elements:

  • 2 x 1500kVA Energex transformers
  • 2 x 1500kVA standby diesel generators with 24 hour fuel storage
  • 3 x 200kVA UPS with n+1 redundancy
  • Dual Carrier lead-ins with diverse pathways
  • New Cat 6A structured cabling system with redundant optical fibre vertical backbone cabling
  • Building wide energy metering and energy management system
  • 100% LED luminaires with DALI automatic lighting control

Quote from Paul Blair Director – Project Management | Project Urban:

“The decision by Youi to establish their international headquarters on the Sunshine Coast is a major sign of both their commitment to the region and to the general positivity of development and employment opportunities in the fasters growing region in Queensland. The development of the new Youi headquarters project is the largest single private commercial development investment on the Sunshine Coast.

From the very outset Youi’s vision for the development was a highly specialised and technically competent building combined with a vibrant, contemporary workspace, however at the core of the success of the development was a highly capable, experienced consultant team. Umow Lai played an integral and definitive role in establishing a clear and concise brief for the mechanical, electrical, lifts and ESD services, which centred around a detailed understanding of the Youi operational model and their aspirations. In particular, Umow Lai were responsible for devising and delivering the fundamental services redundancy strategy, both electrical and mechanical, which underpinned the design and ultimately the success of the development. Their ability to work equally closely and collaboratively with the client, consultant group and eventually the contractor to devise solutions and to resolve design issues was of the highest quality.”