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Southbank Cultural Precinct Redevelopment

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Monash University STRIP

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 [...]

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 [...]

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