Strategic Facility Planning & Business Cases

Thomson Rossi has significant experience in preparing Strategic Facility Planning Reports for large insititutional and corporate organisations, including Asset Surveys, Strategic Facility Plans, Economic Analyses, Business Cases and comprehensive Master Plans. Our client list for this specialised consultancy service includes the following companies and organisations:

  • Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
  • BDO Accountants
  • Electranet
  • Australian Central Credit Union
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Bovis Lend Lease
  • Telstra Corporation Ltd
  • KPMG
  • ANZ
  • Westpac
  • BankSA
  • Department for Correctional Services
  • Courts Administration Authority
  • The University of Tasmania
  • The University of South Australia
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Commonwealth Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Transport SA
  • Australian Rail Track Corp. Ltd
  • City of Onkaparinga
  • Adelaide City Council
  • Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
  • National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
  • Australian Post Tel Institute
  • SA Health
  • Department of Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA)
  • Department of Correctional Services


Recent Business Plan commissions include detailed analysis and concepts for DPTI and UTAS:

DPTI–PIRSA Drill Core Library Facilities: Business Case Study Report

In conjunction with Aurecon, Thomson Rossi have developed a $25M business case for new and upgraded Drill Core Library facilities across South Australia for PIRSA. The business case revolved around the key issue of a significant shortage of suitable storage and associated operational facilities to meet expected future demand in the State. In addition, the condition of some of the existing facilities (notably the Thebarton site) are outdated and in poor condition. Thomson Rossi generated multiple concept design options based on a number of scenarios. The  concept design work undertaken was fundamental to arriving at the final detailed costing, providing an appreciation of the various functional, site, environmental and land sale issues affecting each of the options and providing robust information for undertaking financial and economic analysis.

UTAS Heartland Campus Concept, Launceston.

Thomson Rossi was commissioned by UTAS Asset Management Services to prepare a $55M Strategic User Brief and Concept for ‘Heartland’,  a large and vital component for the future of the UTAS Newnham campus in Launceston.  A key element of Heartland is to provide a new and open framework for student related services, underpinned by a new state-of-the-art library and learning environment. The Feasibility study established the function of Heartland and identified the components necessary to enable it to function efficiently.  Through an extensive consultation process,  a facility planning brief was prepared to allow the development of Heartland as a comprehensive model for future design development,  incorporating issues of area,  cost,  ESD, logistics and function. This included the identification of key requirements as they impact on space and functionality,  in accordance with a major directive to instigate significant improvements in the way Heartland contributes to the value of the University and its entire student population.


UTAS Student Services, Hobart

Integral to feasibility planning for a major consolidation of facilities at the Sandy Bay site, UTAS commissioned our firm to develop a significant built intervention within the central focal point of the Hobart campus. Conceived very much as an adjunct to the Morris Miller Library, the new Student Centre is planned to provide a new mode of learning and study spaces. These spaces are subsequently supported by a range of more ‘retail’ student focussed facilities, including new cafeteria, book shop and central site security. The completed conceptual plans are currently pending funding applications with the UTAS hierarchy.


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