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 [...]

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. [...]

Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre

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Location: Gippsland, Victoria Client: DesignInc Photographer: Reflections Photography Value: $5 million The Gippsland Water Factory Vortex Centre, one of the most innovative wastewater treatment and recycling systems in Victoria, is taking ‘green energy’ to a new level, introducing a new era for water technology, discovery and education - and in the process, attracting world-wide recognition. It won the API [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

South West TAFE – Administration, Teaching & Conference Centre

Location: Warrnambool, Victoria Client: South West TAFE Architect: Lyons Architects Size: 3 storey Value: $14.5 million The new three-storey building on South West TAFE’s Warrnambool Campus comprises new conference facilities, information technology and general purpose classrooms, a student services and enrolment centre and facilities housing the Institute’s administration services. Individually zoned fan coil units (FCUs) have been installed to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]