University of Melbourne Arts West Redevelopment

Location: Parkville, Melbourne Client: University of Melbourne Architect: ARM + Architectus Value: $65 million Designing the audio visual services for one of the University of Melbourne’s most significant building projects in recent years was an interesting challenge, and one that has successfully delivered new, dynamic purpose-built learning and teaching spaces for students and staff. The recently completed $65m Arts West [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

Xavier College – Performance Arts Centre & Science Building

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Location: Kew, Victoria Client: Xavier College Architect: Peter Elliott Architecture Size: 400 seat theater and science building Value: $16 million The project consisted of a 400 seat theatre, music rehearsal room and the PAC Building, a four level science building consisting of physics, chemistry and biology laboratories.

Wesley College New Moubray Street Precinct

Location: Prahran, Melbourne Client: Wesley College Architect: Cox Architects Value: $30 million Umow Lai has helped Wesley College and Cox Architects successfully complete the Moubray-Street-Precinct-Redevelopment at their Prahran campus. The consultancy provided a full range of engineering and sustainability services at Wesley, one of Melbourne’s premier private schools a significant investment that supports their strong commitment to excellence in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

More Justice Projects

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Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison Redevelopment (Security Advisory Services) Darwin Prison, Northern Territory - New 1000 bed prison to be constructed at Berrimah State Coronial Services Centre Redevelopment Ararat Prison - Ararat, Victoria (PPP) State's Security and Engineering Services Consultant for the delivery of the 600 bed Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC) and 300 bed Marngoneet Correctional [...]

Data Centre + Telecommunication Projects

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  Umow Lai has significant Data Centre and Telecommunication design experience, having worked on a large number of Data Centre projects for national, multinational and government clients. Due to security reasons we cannot disclose details of the projects we have completed.   Umow Lai provides a comprehensive professional Data Centre consultancy including project planning and [...]

More Government + Civic Projects

City of Boroondara Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre Redevelopment Kew Recreation Centre Redevelopment Community Hub at Hawthorn Library Precinct City of Melbourne Visy Park Redevelopment (Carlton FC) Punt Road Oval Redevelopment (Richmond FC) East Melbourne Community Centre & Library Melbourne Town Hall - Administrative Building City of Yarra Richmond Library Collingwood Town Hall Relocation of [...]

More Health + Aged Care Projects…

Western Health Review of Masterplan and Feasibility Study for Redevelopment Ballarat Base Hospital Masterplan and Feasibility Study Construction of new buildings and refurbishment of Queen Victoria Building The Alfred Hospital Cardiac Ward, CCU and Cath Lab Monash Medical Centre Monash Health Research Precinct Healthscope John Fawkner Hospital Infrastructure Upgrade Eastern Rehabilitation Centre Upgrade The Avenue [...]

More Education Projects…

Universities The University of Melbourne University Square campus development advisory and design review consultancy Bio21 Institute Fit out for the Department of Business and Economics Monash University Monash University STRIP (Science, Technology, Research & Innovation Precinct) Stage 2, Clayton Campus New Horizons Centre The Australian National University The John Curtin School of Medical Research New [...]

More Major Office Projects

ANZ Centre - 833 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour (Tenancy fit out) 367 Collins Street, Melbourne - Numerous tenancy fit outs and alterations to the base building 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne - Refurbishment of this 41-storey office tower and two-level Galleria Shopping Centre Melbourne Airport Staff Accommodation Project Airservices Australia – New Melbourne Technology and Asset [...]

More Residential Projects…

E-Gate Precinct Business Case Pentridge Coburg Division B Apartment development, Coburg Tower 9, Yarra's Edge, Docklands, Victoria The Mill, 89 Raleigh Street, Essendon, Victoria Albert Street Apartments, Albert Street, Brunswick, Victoria Albert Street, Brunswick Tooronga Village Development The Mill - 89 Raleigh Street, Essendon Site One Development, Docklands The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne Flinders House, Westernport [...]

More Major Retail Projects…

Melbourne Market Relocation Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre Stockland Lilydale Shopping Centre Redevelopment Chirnside Park Shopping Centre Redevelopment GPO Melbourne Redevelopment (Fire Engineering) Stud Park Shopping Centre , Rowville Bacchus Marsh Village Shopping Centre Refurbishment Direct Factory Outlet, Essendon (Fire Engineering) Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre (Fire Engineering) Alchemy Restaurant Extension, Riverside, Brisbane 150 Clarendon Street, [...]

More Industrial Projects…

Masterfoods Wodonga - New manufacturing plant for pet care Masterfoods Bathurst - New manufacturing plant for pet foods Nestle Confectionary - Upgrade of Fire Protection Services Industrial & Warehouse Facilities on Fairbank Road, Clayton - Sub division of existing buildings DMG Industries - Fire Services upgrade AC Printing Plant - New printing plant facility Robert [...]

More Major Sports + Recreation Projects

City of Boroondara Kew Recreation Centre Manningham City Council Templestowe Reserve Sporting Pavilion City of Port Phillip North Port Oval Redevelopment (Port Melbourne Football Club) Government of Sharjah Victoria International School of Sharjah, UAE (Performing Arts Centre, Indoor Basketball Stadium, Aquatic Centre and full size outdoor Soccer Pitch) ANZ Stadium Multifunction Video screens McIntyre Sports [...]

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 [...]

35 Spring Street

Location: 35 Spring Street, Melbourne Architects: Bates Smart Architects Size: 54,000 sqm Value: $350 million Umow Lai’s ability to provide a high level of building engineering services is being well utilised in a significant new landmark residential project currently under construction at 35 Spring Street in one of Melbourne’s culturally and historic precincts. The $350 million, 44-level [...]

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 [...]

Melbourne Recital Centre + MTC Theatre

Location: Southbank, Melbourne Client: Melbourne Theatre Company Architect: ARM Architects Value: $127.8 million This landmark development on the corner of Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank has been transformed into two striking arts venues; a 500-seat theatre for the Melbourne Theatre Company and a 1000-seat Recital Hall, bearing the name of arts philanthropist Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. The iconic architecture, [...]

Shrine Galleries of Remembrance

Location: Melbourne, Victoria Architects: ARM Architecture + Cunningham Martyn + Lovell Chen + Rush Wright Umow Lai has provided the highest quality level of engineering building services in order to meet the challenges encountered as part of the Stage 2 Redevelopment of one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings, the Shrine of Remembrance. It was officially unveiled on [...]