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 [...]

Minerals and Materials Science Building – University of South Australia

Location: Adelaide, South Australia Client: University of South Australia Architect: John Wardle Architects and Swanbury Penglase Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Size: 5,686 sqm Value: $5o million The $50 million, 5,686 sqm, M Squared building for the Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Hub at the University of South Australia’s Mawson Lakes Campus is highly sustainable and includes elements [...]

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 [...]

Alderley Train Station

Location: Brisbane, Queensland Architect: Cox Rayner Value: $15 million Brisbane’s Alderley Train Station is undergoing a $15M redevelopment as part of Queensland Rail’s rolling upgrade program. As part of Queensland Rail’s rolling upgrade program, Brisbane’s Alderley Train Station is undergoing a $15M redevelopment. Primarily intended to improve public and disabled access features, the redeveloped train station will include building [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]