CAVE2 Automatic Virtual Environment

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Location: Clayton, VIC Client: Monash University CAVE2 is a 2nd generation, state-of-the-art Automatic Virtual Environment that brings together e-Research related, world class immersive visualisation technologies under the one roof in the New Horizons building at Monash University. “This is a next-generation, large scale virtual-reality environment,” says Sean Wooster, an Associate Director and Principal ICT Consultant at Umow [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Deakin University – 1000 Seat Auditorium

Location: Burwood, Victoria Client: Deakin University Architect: Woods Bagot Value: $20 million This new venue will be one of the largest (and most flexible) of its kind in Australia. In addition to catering for teaching activities, this venue will be used to host other events including graduation ceremonies, and will be offered for hire by external organisations. Support areas [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Kwun Tong Town Centre

Location: Kwun Tong, Hong Kong Architects: Wong and Ouyang Value: $5,000 million Umow Lai is providing sustainability consultancy advice for the redevelopment of Kwun Tong Town Centre. The project consists of 2000 apartments, 10 level retail development, community buildings, public open space, transport interchanges and a 280 metre office and hotel tower. The project has the potential to become [...]

Lismore Base Hospital

Location: Lismore, Northern NSW Architect: Hassell Value: $320 million Umow Lai is providing mechanical/security/ICT/electrical services for the $320 million Lismore Base Hospital expansion and redevelopment project. The project will deliver a new nine level Clinical Procedures building and the redevelopment of various other existing buildings within the hospital campus, including; A new and expanded Emergency Department with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Deakin University – Burwood Highway Frontage

Location: Burwood, VIC Architect: Woods Bagot Value: $126 million Size: 17,000 sqm Umow Lai provided a range of building services including mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, vertical transportation, ICT, AV, fire services, fire safety engineering and ESD for Deakin University’s new $126 million Burwood Highway Frontage project. The development is a world class educational facility. It includes [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]