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Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre

Location: Mill Park, Victoria Client: Westfield Architect: NH Architecture Value: $110 million Umow Lai provided Westfield with independent Contract Administration consultancy advice for the new $110 million Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre located in Mill Park. The project, which was delivered on time and on budget, included mechanical and electrical engineering, a building automation system to control all the air-conditioning [...]

Monash New Horizons

Location: Clayton, Victoria Client: Monash University Architect: Lyons Architects Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Value: $140 million Monash University is ready to step up to new heights with the addition of The New Horizons building, destined to become a significant technological innovation hub in the southern hemisphere. It was officially opened 30 July 2013. The most significant feature of [...]

Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre

Location: Gippsland, Victoria Client: DesignInc Photographer: Reflections Photography Value: $5 million The Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre, one of the most innovative wastewater treatment and recycling systems in Victoria, is taking ‘green energy’ to a new level, introducing a new era for water technology, discovery and education - and in the process, attracting world-wide recognition. It won the API [...]

The John Curtin School of Medical Research – The Australian National University

Location: Canberra, ACT Client: The Australian National University (ACU) Architect: Lyons Architects Value: $120 million This three-stage redevelopment of one of Australia's premier medical research facilities demonstrates Umow Lai's commitment to sustainable design across the building industry. The project contains research laboratories along with an animal holding and research facility. ICT features of the award winning Stage [...]

Hume City Council Head Office

Location: Broadmeadows, Victoria Client: Hume City Council Architect: Lyons Value: $23.5 million Multi-award winning six-storey, 6,000m2, office building that has achieved 5 Star Green Star - Design and 4 Star Green Star - As Built ratings by utilising ESD initiatives such as high-efficiency facade design, under-floor air distribution and grey-water recycling. The building provides enhanced indoor environment quality with individual [...]

Moorabbin Justice Centre

Location: Highett, Victoria Architect: FMSA Architects Value: $28 million The new Justice Centre sets a new benchmark for sustainable design in the law and justice sector, making it one of the most energy-efficient justice buildings in Australia. The Justice Centre houses six courts including a Magistrates' Court, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Family Court, Children's Court, Koori Court, [...]

Bio21 Institute – The University of Melbourne

Location: Western Precinct Client: University of Melbourne Architect: DesignInc Size: 22,000 sqm Value: $140 million Umow Lai provided building services engineering consultancy for the Bio21 Institute, a 22,000 sqm, state-of-the-art research facility located on The University of Melbourne’s Western Precinct. Complemented by a seven-story atrium, the Institute comprises the new building, plus physical links to the Veterinary Science School, and [...]

Institute of Koorie Education

Location: Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Client: Institute of Koorie Project Architect: Richard Durnion Design Architect: Gregory Burgess “We are delighted to be associated with Deakin University’s Institute of Koorie Education, winner of the prestigious 2013 Victorian Architecture Awards – Public Architecture (Alterations & Additions category,” says Ken Loh, a Umow Lai director who headed the firm’s project team. “The project [...]

Automotive Centre of Excellence – Kangan Batman TAFE

Location: Docklands, Victoria Client: Kangan Batman TAFE Architect: Lyons Architects Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Size: 4,000 sqm Value: $16 million This 4,000 sqm development is the first educational facility in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating. This multi award winning state-of-the-art building comprises unique innovative sustainable features including BATISO active mass cooling, night sky cooling system, chilled [...]

Institute for Marine + Antarctic Studies

    Location: Hobart, TAS Architect: John Wardle Architects + Terroir (in association) Awards: Winner, Public Architecture: National Award, 2014 Australian Institute of Architects The Institution for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a joint project of the University of Tasmania (UTAS) which brings together much of Tasmania's considerable strengths in marine and Antarctic studies [...]

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