Monash University National Centre for Healthy Ageing (NCHA) Feasibility Study 

Establishing ‘Living Labs’ and simulated healthcare environments, testing newly developed assisted living technologies. Intergenerational activity and learning playground.

ThomsonAdsett assisted Monash University with a feasibility study to support a broad range of research themes across this funding stream. The cross-sector teams secured funding to develop a variety of research environments across a wide ranging set of outcomes.

Assessing the feasibility of co-location of each of the six research themes to develop a series of built outcomes to support the research outcomes. Ongoing financial sustainability and enhancing partnership opportunities with a range of external stakeholders was a key function of the feasibility study. ThomsonAdsett worked with the various working groups across a compressed eight-week program to interrogate and refine the proposed ‘Living Labs’ and help define the built outcomes.

Each theme was developed and costed for presentation and consideration by Monash University Governance Committee. The resultant feasibility study was enthusiastically supported by the Governance committee with additional funding applied to the overall program to ensure the full range of thematic outcomes.

In developing these conceptual designs, due consideration was given to context, Monash Teaching and Learning agendas, staging, site masterplans, a five-year operation period, expectations, and stakeholder needs and aspirations, all while considering best value outcome to the project overall.

Thomsonadsett has now been engaged to fully implement the built outcomes of the feasibility study. The implementation phase is expected to be complete by June 2024.


Monash University


Victoria, Australia: Belvedere Reserve, Seaford | Monash University Peninsula Campus | The Mornington Centre Peninsula Health


Feasibility study


Feasibility study completed 2021, with the implementation phase expected to be complete in 2024