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 [...]

Bendigo Art Gallery

Location: Bendigo, Victoria Architect: Fender Kostalidis Value: $7.5 million Umow Lai is part of the project team engaged on the $7.5 million expansion of the Bendigo Art Gallery in regional Victoria. Work includes the new Park Gallery and a Pavilion to provide new exhibition space to meet first-class international standards expected of a gallery that hosts exhibitions from [...]

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. [...]

The Geelong Hospital Emergency Department & McKellar Centre

Location: Geelong, Victoria Architects: Silver Thomas Hanley Value: $29 million The project involved a 3 storey replacement of Ryrie Centre to accommodate a new Emergency Department (ED), and expansion to Medical Imaging, while also providing a new Main Entry.

Bendigo Market Place Shopping Centre

Location: Bendigo, Victoria Architect: The Buchan Group Value: $50 million The redevelopment includes a new mall, 52 new specialty shops and 2 new mini majors totalling 10,000 sqm of additional retail space and underground parking for 613 cars. The extension has been designed in line with the requirements of a 5 star Green Star Shopping Centre Pilot Design Tool rating. [...]

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 [...]

Wyndham Leisure, Events + Community Learning Centre

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Location: Derrimut Road, Wyndham, Victoria Client: Wyndham City Council Architect: DWP Suters Value: $68 million The $68 million, 80 Derrimut Road Site Optimisation Project, Hoppers Crossing for Wyndham City Council involves the construction of a new Library, expansion of the existing Aquatic and Leisure Centre, redeveloping the existing Events Centre and development of a Precinct/Hub, including a café and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

La Trobe University – Shepparton

Location: Shepparton, Victoria Client: La Trobe University Architect: Gray Puksand Ratings: 5 Star Green Star Education v1.0 Value: $10 million The new building will form the heart of La Trobe University’s Shepparton Campus. The project has been designed to cater for a variety of Educational course requirements including Nursing and associated training facilities. Sustainability is a key feature of the [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

St Falls

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Location: Falls Creek, Victoria Size: 62 Apartments + Retail + Community Facilities Architects: Elenberg Fraser Value: $50 million A landmark development at Falls Creek that comprises 62 luxury apartments, retail, cafes, restaurants and community facilities. The development is the largest real estate project ever undertaken at Falls Creek. Its contemporary design fans out like wings of a [...]

Knox Private Hospital

Location: Wantirna, Victoria Architects: Jacobs Thomas & Associates Value: $210 million Umow Lai has continuing involvement in the ongoing major expansion of this well-known private hospital. To date, we have documented the Theatre Suite & CSSD to 6 operating rooms, a 30-bed ward extension including new pharmacy, consulting suites and medical records, extension and refurbishment of the Emergency Department, [...]

Deakin Regional Community Health Hub (REACH)

Location: Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong, Victoria Client: Deakin University Architect: DesignInc Value: $40 million Umow Lai provided Engineering and Sustainability services for the $40M project delivering a joint undergraduate teaching and post graduate research building that enhances and supports the expansion of the Science program for the Faculty of Science and Technology. The facility compliments the Medical School for [...]

Deakin University – International Centre and Business Building

Location: Burwood, Victoria Client: Deakin University Architect: H20 Architects Value: $65 million Umow Lai's fire engineers provided fire engineering services for the two new four-storey buildings, developing solutions to best complement the ESD design of the building, and where possible, utilising the ESD features to further enhance the fire safety of the building. [...]

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, [...]

Kempsey District Hospital

Location: Kempsey, Northern New South Wales Architect: BVN Donovan Hill Architecture Value: $40 million Umow Lai has been engaged to provide a range of services as part of the redevelopment of Kempsey District Hospital. The Kempsey District Hospital redevelopment is being made possible through $40 million provided by the NSW Government and a further $40 million [...]

Bio21 Institute – The University of Melbourne

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Location: Western Precinct Client: University of Melbourne Architect: DesignInc Size: 22,000 sqm Value: $140 million Umow Lai provided building services engineering consultancy for the Bio21 Institute, a 22,000 sqm, state-of-the-art research facility located on The University of Melbourne’s Western Precinct. Complemented by a seven-story atrium, the Institute comprises the new building, plus physical links to the Veterinary Science School, and [...]

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.

Mildura Law Courts

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Location: Mildura, Victoria Architect: Vincent Chrisp Architects Value: $16.7 million The new state-of-the art courthouse facility comprises of four court rooms with judicial chambers, jury pool room, jury retirement rooms, remote witness room, custody cell and link to the police station. The complex also houses the Sheriff's Office and Community Correctional Services. [...]

Warrnambool Law Courts

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Location: Warrnambool, Victoria Architect: Swaney Draper Architects Value: $15.5 million A new state-of-the-art court complex, which comprises of four court rooms with judicial chambers, jury pool room, jury retirement rooms, remote witness room, custody cell and link to the adjacent police station. The offices for the Sheriffs and Correctional Services are co-located at the lower ground floor level. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]