Southbank Cultural Precinct Redevelopment

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Location: Southbank, Victoria Architect: FJMT Value: $5 million Umow Lai provided the engineering services and sustainable design advice for the Masterplan of the Southbank Cultural Precinct Redevelopment, a major redevelopment of Melbourne's cultural and entertainment precinct. The Redevelopment project will also incorporate modernisation of the Arts Centre and the potential development of a home for the Melbourne Symphony [...]

University of Canterbury

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Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Client: University of Canterbury  Architect: Jasmax / Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education (New Zealand) Size: 25,500 sqm Value: NZ$200 million “Our first job in New Zealand, the NZ$200+ million University of Canterbury Regional Science & Innovation Centre (RSIC) in Christchurch, represents an important milestone for us,” notes David Uhlhorn, a director of [...]

Bendigo Art Gallery

Location: Bendigo, Victoria Architect: Fender Kostalidis Value: $7.5 million Umow Lai is part of the project team engaged on the $7.5 million expansion of the Bendigo Art Gallery in regional Victoria. Work includes the new Park Gallery and a Pavilion to provide new exhibition space to meet first-class international standards expected of a gallery that hosts exhibitions from [...]

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Location: Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Architect: Peddle Thorp Architects Value: $54 Million Umow Lai has provided building services engineering, fire engineering and ESD consultancy services for this leading sport and recreation facility. Projects we have been involved with include the Hot Water Services Masterplan, ESD Masterplan, Engineering Services Masterplan and the Stage 2 extension (fire engineering). Umow Lai [...]

Noble Park Swim Centre Redevelopment

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Location: Noble Park, Victoria Architects: DWP Suters Value: $17 million Umow Lai provided Building Services and Sustainability Consultants for the $17 million Noble Park Swim Centre Redevelopment. The redevelopment includes a new main building (Reception, Café & Kiosk, Offices, Multipurpose space & Change facilities), new indoor programme pool, new outdoor 50m pool & Aquaplay area, improved water slide facilities [...]

Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre Redevelopment

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Location: Hawthorn, Melbourne Value: $19.5 million This $19.5 million project involves the demolition of the existing centre and construction of an all new facility. The project includes a new outdoor 50 metre pool, indoor program pool, reception, administration, entry foyer, gym and programme rooms. Umow Lai is providing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and ESD services. [...]

RACV’s “One Spa” Royal Pines Resort

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Client: Royal Pines Resort Architect: Peddle Thorp Architects Value: $7 million Umow Lai is delighted to have been associated with the award winning RACV “One Spa” project at their Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. The project won the best Tourism & Hospitality Facility over $5million category, for the Gold Coast region, Master Builders [...]

The Geelong Hospital Emergency Department & McKellar Centre

Location: Geelong, Victoria Architects: Silver Thomas Hanley Value: $29 million The project involved a 3 storey replacement of Ryrie Centre to accommodate a new Emergency Department (ED), and expansion to Medical Imaging, while also providing a new Main Entry.

New Royal Women’s Hospital

Location: Parkville, Victoria Architects: DWI Architects Value: $250 million Umow Lai's role has been as DHS engineering services advisors. This included preparing the Technical Specification / Design Brief, reviewing tender bids, assisting with the Best and Final Offer (BAFO) process, to assist with the commissioning of the new Royal Women's Hospital. Umow Lai maintained the same project team for [...]

Bendigo Market Place Shopping Centre

Location: Bendigo, Victoria Architect: The Buchan Group Value: $50 million The redevelopment includes a new mall, 52 new specialty shops and 2 new mini majors totalling 10,000 sqm of additional retail space and underground parking for 613 cars. The extension has been designed in line with the requirements of a 5 star Green Star Shopping Centre Pilot Design Tool rating. [...]

Westfield Plenty Valley Shopping Centre

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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 [...]

Tiffany & Co.

Location: 267 Collins Street, Melbourne Client: Tiffany & Co. Architect: TSC Architects (New York) + PTID Environments (Australia) Value: Multi-million The new Tiffany flagship store at 267 Collins Street, Melbourne, was officially opened in August 2011. The main challenge for Umow Lai was to deliver a well conditioned, double-height retail environment and to maintain the opulent aesthetics synonymous with [...]

Wyndham Leisure, Events + Community Learning Centre

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Location: Derrimut Road, Wyndham, Victoria Client: Wyndham City Council Architect: DWP Suters Value: $68 million The $68 million, 80 Derrimut Road Site Optimisation Project, Hoppers Crossing for Wyndham City Council involves the construction of a new Library, expansion of the existing Aquatic and Leisure Centre, redeveloping the existing Events Centre and development of a Precinct/Hub, including a café and [...]

St John of God Hospitals

Location: Berwick, Geelong and Ballarat, Victoria Architect: Billard Leece Partnership   Value: $100million Client: St John of Gods Hospitals Umow Lai has been involved in master planning and documentation of the Group’s Hospitals in Berwick, Geelong and Ballarat. The initial stage of the $100 million redevelopment program involved the extension and refurbishment of the Berwick Hospital [...]

Southern Cross Care Dandenong Redevelopment

Location: Dandenong, Victoria Client: Southern Cross Care  Design Teams: Thinc Projects / PTA Architecture Value: $20 + million Umow Lai has been engaged as the engineering services, ICT and sustainability consultants for the new Southern Cross Care aged care home in Victoria’s rapidly re-developing suburb of Dandenong. With the emphasis on providing a home-like environment, the [...]

Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital

Location: Kawana, Queensland Client: Queensland Health  Architect: Conrad Gargett (Masterplan) Size:  Built on a 20 hectare greenfield site Value: $1.8 billion This world-class public tertiary teaching facility is a State Government initiative designed to cater for one of Australia’s fastest growing regions to cope with the growing demand for hospital services. The Sunshine Coast Public University [...]

National Centre for Synchrotron Science

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Location: Clayton, Vic Client: National Centre for Synchrotron Science Architect: Bates Smart Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education Design v1.0 The National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS) has achieved a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 Certified Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia with building services consultancy Umow Lai providing a range of engineering and [...]

Monash New Horizons

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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 [...]

Monash University STRIP

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Location: Clayon, Victoria Client: Monash University Architect: DesignInc Size: 17,250 sqm Value: $70 million The second facility to be built in the Monash Science, Technology, Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), this 17,250 sqm laboratory at Monash University's Clayton Campus will be the greenest laboratory ever built in Australia. Monash University is seeking to lead the way in creating a multi-disciplinary focus for [...]

Menzies Research Institute and School of Medicine

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Location: Hobart, Tasmania Client: University of Tasmania Architect: Lyons Architects Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Size: 6 Storey Value: $148 million The co-location project will integrate the Menzies Research Institute (MRI) together with the School of Medicine, presently located at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Sandy Bay campuses. The new six-storey building will also provide new accommodation [...]

Minerals and Materials Science Building – University of South Australia

Location: Adelaide, South Australia Client: University of South Australia Architect: John Wardle Architects and Swanbury Penglase Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Size: 5,686 sqm Value: $5o million The $50 million, 5,686 sqm, M Squared building for the Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes Campus is highly sustainable and includes elements [...]

Victoria International School of Sharjah United Arab Emirates

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Client: Victoria International School Architect: Taylor Oppenheim  Value: $50 million The new complex comprises Kindergarten, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Resource Centre, Senior Student Centre and Innovation Centre together with Performing Arts Centre, Indoor Basketball Stadium and Aquatic Centre.

La Trobe University – Shepparton

Location: Shepparton, Victoria Client: La Trobe University Architect: Gray Puksand Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Value: $10 million The new building will form the heart of La Trobe University’s Shepparton Campus. The project has been designed to cater for a variety of Educational course requirements including Nursing and associated training facilities. Sustainability is a key feature of the [...]

Knox Grammar School – New Boarding House

Location: Wahroonga, New South Wales Client: Knox Grammar School Architect: Drew Dickson Architects Size: Accommodation for 145 Students Value: $14 million The three and four storey boarding house will accommodate 145 students from yr.7 to yr.12 and 3 housemasters plus commercial laundry and clinic with 7 beds. Umow Lai is providing electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, sustainability and fire services for the boarding [...]

South East Water Headquarters

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Location: Frankston, Victoria Architect: BVN Architects Size: 12,500sqm NLA Landmark head office development for South East Water at the foreshore of Frankston, South East Water is consolidation its three offices into one site in Frankston. The 12,500m2 NLA development will consist of five stories of offices with innovative sustainable design features, plus three levels of car [...]

Visy Park Redevelopment (Carlton Football Club)

Location: Carlton, Victoria Client: Carlton Football Club Architect: William Ross Value: $17.3 million Home of the Carlton Football Club, this project involved the demolition of two existing stands and the construction of a new two-level “state of the art” training facility. The new facility includes a gym, warm up area, ‘altitude’ room, aquatic centre, function space, cafe, sports consulting suites and administration space. [...]

Treasury Precinct Refurbishment

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Location: East Melbourne, Victoria Value: $60 million Refurbishment and tenancy fit-out of a number of heritage listed buildings in the Treasury Precinct. The project consisted of over 40,000 sqm of office accommodation, training and meeting rooms and ministers suites for a number of State Departments. 2 Treasury Place - Department of Education 2A Treasury Place 4 Treasury [...]

Southern Cross Tower – 121 Exhibition Street

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Location: Melbourne CBD Client: Victorian Government Property Group  Architect: Geyer Tenancy fit-out of office accommodation for numerous State Government departments including the State Revenue Office (Levels 2 and 3), Department of Infrastructure (Levels 5 to 16), Department of Justice (Levels 17 to 30) and the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (Levels 31 to 36). Umow Lai [...]

Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre

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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 [...]

Punt Road Oval Redevelopment (Richmond Football Club)

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Location: Punt Road, Richmond, Melbourne Client: Richmond Football Club Architect: DWP Suters Value: $15.1 million Home of the Richmond Football Club, the redevelopment includes a gym, sports hall, recovery pool, Community Activity Centre (located under the existing Jack Dwyer stand), additional administration space, function centre and associated commercial kitchen, Aboriginal Cultural Centre and club shop. [...]

Blacktown Olympic Park

Location: Blacktown, New South Wales Architect: DesignInc Value: $27.5 million The new AFL/cricket precinct comprises two new ovals (the main oval has a capacity for 10,000 spectators), catering and function facilities, an indoor cricket practice centre, a practice fielding area and additional car parking. Umow Lai was the mechanical, fire and hydraulic services consultant for the facility, which [...]

Kyneton Sports and Aquatic Centre

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Location: Kyneton, Victoria Architect: DWP Suters Value: $7 million Umow Lai provided Building Services and ESD Consultancy for the new $7.0m aquatic centre to be built at the existing Kyneton Sports Centre site. The project includes a new 8 lane, 25 meter Lap Pool, Learn to Swim Pool, Warm Water Exercise Pool, wet and dry change facilities, entry [...]

St Falls

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Location: Falls Creek, Victoria Size: 62 Apartments + Retail + Community Facilities Architects: Elenberg Fraser Value: $50 million A landmark development at Falls Creek that comprises 62 luxury apartments, retail, cafes, restaurants and community facilities. The development is the largest real estate project ever undertaken at Falls Creek. Its contemporary design fans out like wings of a [...]

150 Clarendon Street

Location: East Melbourne, Victoria Architects: Bates Smart Value: $350 million The 12-storey apartment complex sets a benchmark in apartment building technology design. The luxury 88 apartment building provides residents with the latest technologies available, all appearing and functioning in a seamless manner. In order to provide such high quality services, Umow Lai's ICT consultants devised some ground breaking technologies [...]

Knox Private Hospital

Location: Wantirna, Victoria Architects: Jacobs Thomas & Associates Value: $210 million Umow Lai has continuing involvement in the ongoing major expansion of this well-known private hospital. To date, we have documented the Theatre Suite & CSSD to 6 operating rooms, a 30-bed ward extension including new pharmacy, consulting suites and medical records, extension and refurbishment of the Emergency Department, [...]

Bendigo Hospital

Location: Bendigo, Victoria Client: Department of Health (Victoria) Architect: Woodhead Value: $630million The New Bendigo Hospital will be the largest regional hospital developments in Victoria’s history and one of the largest hospital projects across Australia. It will provide the flexibility to adapt and expand to meet future demands and ensure a sustainable health service into the future. Umow [...]

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

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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 [...]

Deakin Regional Community Health Hub (REACH)

Location: Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria Client: Deakin University Architect: DesignInc Value: $40 million Umow Lai provided Engineering and Sustainability services for the $40M project delivering a joint undergraduate teaching and post graduate research building that enhances and supports the expansion of the Science program for the Faculty of Science and Technology. The facility compliments the Medical School for [...]

Victoria University Construction Futures Building

Location: Sunshine, Victoria Client: Victoria University Architect: Cox Architects Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Design rating Value: $44 million Umow Lai has again been associated with a major project that has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Education V1 Design Rating: the $44 million Construction Futures Building at Victoria University. The building services and sustainability consultancy provided a [...]

Ravenswood School for Girls – Mabel Fidler Resources Hub Building

Location: Gordon, New South Wales Client: Ravenswood School for Girls Architect: BVN Architecture Size: 6,500 sqm The new 6,500m² Mabel Fidler Resources Hub Building will comprise a junior and secondary resource centre, a number of spaces for study, meetings and relaxation, a careers office, café and commercial kitchen, suite of new classrooms and seminar spaces, [...]

Hume City Council Head Office

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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 [...]

Alderley Train Station

Location: Brisbane, Queensland Architect: Cox Rayner Value: $15 million Brisbane’s Alderley Train Station is undergoing a $15M redevelopment as part of Queensland Rail’s rolling upgrade program. As part of Queensland Rail’s rolling upgrade program, Brisbane’s Alderley Train Station is undergoing a $15M redevelopment. Primarily intended to improve public and disabled access features, the redeveloped train station will include building [...]

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, [...]

Ku-ring-gai Indoor Aquatic and Leisure Facility

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Location: West Pymble, NSW Client: Ku-ring-gai Council Value: $12 million Umow Lai is providing Building Services for the $12M West Pymble Indoor Aquatic and Leisure Facility to provide more programs, better facilities and ensure ongoing financial and environmental sustainability. Construction is estimated to be complete by early 2012. The redevelopment will be designed with an 'Under the Canopy' [...]

Gungahlin Leisure Centre

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Location: Gungahlin, ACT Client: Gungahlin Leisure Centre Value: $28 million Umow Lai was providing Engineering & Sustainability services for the $28M Gungahlin Leisure Centre, a new facility constructed for the use of the local community in and around Gungahlin, ACT. A green field site overlooking Gungahlin is proposed for this development that will incorporate indoor swimming pools, spectator areas, [...]

Port Hedland Landing Resort

Location: Port Hedland, Western Australia Client: The Landing Resort Development Value: $150 million Architects: Noel Robinson Architects The Landing Resort Development, a new $150 million, 650 room resort in Port Hedland, Western Australia, has high aspirations. It aims to be a carbon neutral precinct as well as a complete wastewater recycling gateway to the Pilbara region. Anthony Marklund, [...]