Case Study

The Silos Hotel

Peppers Silo Hotel offers exquisite Launceston accommodation, with beautifully designed hotel rooms, with your choice of view overlooking Cataract Gorge, North Esk or the Tamar River. Within the sophisticated walls of this hotel, guests are transported in history with photographs showcasing the original building and it’s significance to the area.

Decoration of each room has been inspired by the surrounding region where tranquil waters meet the rugged earth and native flora provide the peaceful vista.

  • Client: JMC Group
  • Date: 2018

Bringing history alive on the banks of the idyllic Tamar River is the unique characterful Peppers Silo Hotel.

Originally erected in 1960, the Kings Wharf grain silos were left unused for decades until two years ago when construction began to breathe new life into the structure, transforming the silo barrels into a state-of-the-art contemporary new hotel which features beautifully appointed modern hotel rooms with plush interiors that are decorated with earthy tones to compliment the surrounds.

The ten-level hotel features 108 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar called Grain of the Silos, undercover car parking, conference facilities for up to 500 people, and an integrated lobby and reception space.

Think Big we asked by project architects ARTAS to create artwork for the hotel rooms that complimented the earthy tones and the industrial heritage of the Silos. Errol Stewart of JMC Property Group asked us to provide the illuminated exterior hotel signage and upon seeing the room artwork and sample prints asked us to develop branding and way-finding signage for the entire complex.

Room artwork was created in-house by our own designers and is designed to compliment the warm tones of the decor.

The artwork was created from a series of photos of the Silos before the development began. The images are a blend of these photos along with historic map images, industrial items and rustic effects to give a sense of warmth and place.

The artwork was then printed direct to brushed aluminium panels to give an industrial feel with a minimalist contemporary style.

The printing process used was UV curable printing on our Oce flatbed printer. This printer can print direct to a range of panels and materials and the artwork was printed with in CMYK with white ink highlights.

Have a question or enquiry?

Get in touch