Peppers Silo Hotel, Launceston

A wonderous recreation of an original 1960’s, heritage listed grain silos on the banks of Launceston’s Tamar River, saw it transformed into a sophisticated 9 story Hotel. Now known as Peppers Silo Hotel, this remarkable architectural and engineering collaboration resulted in a contemporary design entwinned within an unconventional, yet soulful shell providing the essence of the Architecture and Hotel alike.


The lighting concept was to create a comfortable atmosphere throughout the hotel, as well as highlighting the concrete features of the original Silo structure. The overarching concept of earthy, raw finishes throughout the hotel gave the design team space to play with an array of decorative pendants throughout the reception, restaurant, meeting rooms and common areas. The pendants not only provided visual interest to these zones, they provided a direct/ indirect function that highlighted the concrete and timber ceiling finishes as well as providing peripheral, visual comfort to the patrons and staff within the space.


Within the hotel rooms, lighting mockups were tried and tested to ensure that occupant comfort was maximised in an emotional and aesthetical regard. In particular, ensuring that lighting features over the beds had no glare or sight lines to the light source itself. Outside, a simple projection luminaire solution was used to project light up the historic silo façade, highlighting the iconic shape, texture and height of the structure. It was really important that the external lighting features were contained as much as possible to the building to ensure minimal light pollution.


The Silo hotel ensures a dynamic, yet humble display of lighting solutions throughout that complements every inch of multi-use space.


Sales Partners- Ism, Unios, Fagerhult, Eagle Lighting, Simes, Ligman, Coolon, ELS, WE-EF, GM Poles, Inlite, XERO.

Architect- Artas

Electrical Engineering- Engineering Solutions Tasmania

Client- JMC Group