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 [...]

Rosebud Plaza Shopping Centre

Location: Rosebud, Victoria Architect: NH Architecture Value: $25 million The redevelopment involved the re-configuration of the Masterplan for the site, including a realignment of adjacent streets to accommodate the retail expansion. The redeveloped included a new Target Discount Store, new Food Court, 35 new speciality tenancies and significant additional car parking. [...]

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 [...]

Northland Shopping Centre

Location: Preston, Victoria Client: Northland Shopping Centre Architect: The Buchan Group Value: $90 million The Stage 20 redevelopment of Northland Shopping Centre is the most significant extension and upgrade to the Centre in many years. The first Stage of Stage 20, successfully completed in late 2008, included the provision of a new curved Fresh Food Mall. The mall contains a number [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Deakin University – International Centre and Business Building

Location: Burwood, Victoria Client: Deakin University Architect: H20 Architects Value: $65 million Umow Lai's fire engineers provided fire engineering services for the two new four-storey buildings, developing solutions to best complement the ESD design of the building, and where possible, utilising the ESD features to further enhance the fire safety of the building. [...]

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 [...]

Colleges of Science Precinct, The Australian National University

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Location: Canberra, ACT Client: The Australian National University (ANU) Architect: Lyons Architects Value: $240 million The new Colleges of Science project, located within the Banks Precinct of The Australian National University will provide world class accommodation for the ongoing scientific endeavour of major chemistry and biological sciences teaching and research groups within the University. The project comprises a new [...]

Lilydale Police Station

Location: Lilydale, Victoria  Architect: Vincent Chrisp Architects Value: $9.3 million The new 21st century facility for Victoria Police was completed in January 2010 on time and on budget. Whilst the facility has not targeted a Green Star rating, it comprehensively embraces Green Star principles with openable windows, zoned DX air-conditioning and dedicated supply air fan/duct to each Fan [...]

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 [...]

Presbyterian Ladies’ College – New Junior School

Location: Burwood East, Victoria Client: Presbyterian Ladies' College Architect: Peter Crone Architects Size: 3 storey Value: $8 million The new three storey Junior School building includes a number of teaching area GPC type classrooms, Library, Art and Drama classrooms and an Administration area. Umow Lai was involved with the Mechanical, Hydraulics, Electrical, Communications and Fire Detection Design. Encompassed within this [...]

Monash University STRIP (Stage 2)

The second facility to be built in the Monash Science, Technology, Research and Innovation Precinct (STRIP), this 17,250sqm 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 future research and development. World's best practice sustainable [...]

More Arts + Entertainment Projects

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery - Launceston, Tasmania Shire of Yarra Ranges Regional Museum - Lilydale, Victoria 450 seat Performing Arts Centre - Genazzano FCJ College, Kew Campus Contemporary Arts Centre - Deakin University (Building P), Burwood Campus 1000 seat Performing Arts Centre - Mt. Scopus Memorial College Performing Arts Centre, Geelong - 800 [...]

Legion House

Location: 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney Client: Grocon Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Office v3.0 Design and As-Built, Committed to 6 Star NABERS Energy and Water ratings Umow Lai were the services consultant for Legion House, and were responsible for the full design of the Mechanical, Electrical (including security and communications), Vertical Transportation, Hydraulics and Sustainability. [...]

Melbourne Water Headquarters

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Location: Digital Harbour precinct, 990 Latrobe Street, Docklands Architect: Woods Bagot Value: $85 million Award: Finalist, 2014 Banksia Awards ‘Innovation in Social Infrastructure > $100 Million’ category Melbourne Water’s new 12,700m2, seven-level office building located on the Digital Harbour precinct at 990 La Trobe Street, Docklands features a series of open, interconnecting atrium spaces linking [...]

Pixel

Location: 205 Queensberry Street, Melbourne Client: Grocon Architect: Studio 505 Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Offices v3.0 Design and As-Built, Platinum LEED Value: $4 million  On 29 February 2012 it was announced that Pixel had received the world’s highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design*) rating from the US Green Building Council- the first building in Australia to earn [...]

171 Collins Street – BHP Billiton HQ

Location: 171 Collins Street, Melbourne Client: CBUS and Charter Hall Architect: Bates Smart Ratings: 6 Star Offices v2 Design and As-Built Green Star, NABERS Energy 5 Star Size: 20 storeys Value: $135 million Awards: 2016 Master Builder Association - State Finalist - 'Best Sustainable Practice' The $135 million, 20-storey development is a new state-of-the-art glass office tower was developed in conjunction with CBUS [...]

Dandenong Government Services Office

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Location: Dandenong, Victoria Client: Grocon Architect: Hassell Value: $80 million Size: 14,100 sqm Built as part of VicUrban’s Revitalization of Central Dandenong, the 14,100sqm office development on the corner of Walker and Thomas Streets, houses multiple state government tenants. The building was designed to achieve a world class level of advanced environmentally sustainable design for commercial office developments including PCA [...]

Sydney Overseas Passenger Terminal

Location: Sydney Client: Port Authority of New South Wales Architects: Johnson Pilton Walker “Our expertise and experience in electrical, fire safety and sustainability services is being well utilised as part of the upgrade of Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) and we are up to the challenges involved,” notes Paul Jacobsen, a Umow Lai Associate Director who is leading [...]