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 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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

University of Queensland Global Change Institute

Location: Brisbane, Queensland Client: University of Queensland Architect: Hassell Ratings: Green Star Education v1, Living Building Challenge Value: $30 million The $30 million Global Change Institute is located at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia Campus. The University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute will provide a new centre for leadership in sustainable technologies and research into the areas of [...]

Griffith University Sir Samuel Griffith Centre

Location: Nathan Campus, Queensland Client: Griffith University Architect: Cox Rayner Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Value: $40 million The $40 million Sir Samuel Griffith Building is aiming to be Australia’s first zero-emission and self-powering teaching and research building. Incorporating building integrated photovoltaic shading systems, fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems, this Green Star Education v1 registered building, completed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

National Life Sciences Hub (NaLSH), Charles Sturt University

Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW Client: Charles Sturt University Architect: BVN Size: 5,468 sqm Value: $49 million The Life Science Building at Charles Sturt University has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating and has the distinction of being one of a handful of regional Australian buildings – not only universities - to have achieved this level. Along with the Phytotron [...]

The Poche Centre

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Location: North Sydney, New South Wales Client: Sydney Melanoma Unit Architect: Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Ratings: 4 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Size: 8,224 sqm Value: $25 million The Centre is the new home of the Sydney Melanoma Unit, a world leader in melanoma research, education and treatment. The 8,224m2 building, which is being used as a research facility and training centre, includes a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

150 Collins Street – Westpac HQ

Location: Melbourne Architect: Peddle Thorp Size: 20,000sqm NLA Key tenant: Westpac Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Offices v2.0 Design (target), 5 Star NABERS Key Features: High performance glazing, underfloor air distribution (UFAD) Awards: 2016 Master Builder Award (MBA) 'Best Sustainable Project' category - Victorian State Finalist 150 Collins Street was awarded a 6 Star Green [...]

The Daniel Mannix Building

Location: Fitzroy, Melbourne Client: Australian Catholic University (ACU) Architect: Woods Bagot Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Education v1.0  Another Umow Lai project, The Daniel Mannix Building, achieves 6 Star Green Star rating. Having already achieved a 6 Star Green Star design rating, The Australian Catholic University's new Daniel Mannix Building in Fitzroy is now being submitted to achieve the [...]

500 Collins Street Redevelopment

Location: 500 Collins Street, Melbourne Architect: Peddle Thorp Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Office Size: 28 Storeys Value: $50 million This totally refurbished 28-level 1970's office building is the first refurbished CBD office building in Australia to achieve a 5 Star Green Star rating. The refurbishment included a new central mechanical and electrical plant and incorporated a number of ESD [...]

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 [...]

Melbourne School of Design

Location: Parkville, Victoria Architect: John Wardle Architects and NADAAA (USA) Client: The University of Melbourne Value: $100 million Awards: 2015 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) - Daryl Jackson Award - Educational Architecture 2016 Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) -  Award for 'Excellence in Sustainability' - winner Umow Lai has provided sustainable design and [...]

Umow Lai’s Melbourne Office Tenancy

Location: 10 Yarra Street, Melbourne Base Building Architect: Architectus  Fit-Out Architect: Designinc, Kyle Design Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Interiors v1.1 Size: 1256 sqm Umow Lai practices what it preaches. Our tenancy in South Yarra is the first in Victoria, and amongst the first two in Australia, to achieve a 6 Star Green Star – Office Interiors v1.1 Certified Rating, [...]

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 [...]

Fujitsu Australia – 825 Bourke Street

Location: 825 Bourke Street Client: Futijsu Architect: Woodhead Architects Ratings: 6 Star Green Star Offices v1.1 Interiors Size: 4,518sqm Value: $6 million Fujitsu Australia’s new three floor tenancy at Docklands sets a new benchmark in workplace innovation and represents one of the most progressive and sustainable office tenancies in the Australian market. The tenancy recently [...]

Spectrum – 56 Clarence Street

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Location: Sydney, New South Wales Architect: Gray Puksand Ratings: 4 Star Green Star Offices Interiors rating Size: 5,000 sqm  Value: $10 million The refurbishment of this existing 11-storey office building in the heart of Sydney’s CBD involved renewing the building with new energy and water efficient building services and amenities, a more aesthetic façade, enhanced main entrance and an overall [...]

2 Nexus Court

Location: Mulgrave, Australia Architect: Perrott Lyon Mathieson Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Offices Design and As-Built v2 Size: 7,500 sqm Value: $25 million The new purpose built office development provides approximately 7,500m2 of office space over 3 levels, a ground floor café and basement car parking for approximately 140 cars. Umow Lai provided building services and sustainable design advice for [...]

University of Adelaide – Ingkarni Wardli

Location: Adelaide, South Australia Client: University of Adelaide Architect: DesignInc Ratings: 6 Star Green Star v1.0 Education Size: 14,000 sqm Value: $100 million Ingkarni Wardli (formerly Innova21), the University of Adelaide’s new building for the Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Science, has just been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Education v1 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. This [...]

AXA Head Office (Tenancy fit out)

Location: 750 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria Client: AXA Architect: Hassell Interiors Ratings: 4 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1.1 Size: 65,000 sqm Value: $27 million AXA's new office at Docklands was designed to meet AXA's specific requirements and offers 65,000m2 of floor area over 10 levels, including 6 levels of office accommodation, 4 levels of car parking and retail space. Umow [...]

Jetset Travelworld Group Tenancy Fitout

Location: Brisbane, Queensland Client: Jetset Travelworld Group Architect: Forrest Architects Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1.1, 5 Star NABERS Energy Tenancy Value: $2 million Jetset Travelworld Group is undergoing a $2 million office fit out of their premises in the Santos Place building. It is targeting a 5 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS rating. The [...]

Geelong Library + Heritage Centre

Location: Geelong, Victoria Client: Geelong City Council  Architect: ARM Architecture Value: $45 million Awards: 2016  Australian Institute of Architects - Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture - Winner  2016 National Master Builder of the Year Award - Winner  2016 Australian Institute of Architects - Interior Architecture - National Commendation Umow Lai has been appointed as part of project team to [...]

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 [...]