HVAC units integral to reducing running costs for iconic Launceston hotel

Housed in a 1960’s building containing four large grain silos, the Peppers Silo Hotel is a new state-of-the-art hotel complex overlooking the idyllic Tamar River Basin and Cataract Gorge in Launceston, Tasmania.

The 35-meter high silos have long been an iconic landmark on the edge of the town.

This post-war heritage building has now been reimagined into a sophisticated 9-storey hotel compete with function and entertainment facilities, offering sweeping views over the meandering Tamar river.

Designed within the original silos, the hotel complex includes the addition of a brand-new North tower, providing a contemporary contrast and adding character to the hotel.

Armcor supplied three packaged air-conditioning energy recovery ventilator (ERV) units to service the iconic hotel’s function centre.

Designed to provide the necessary fresh air while also recovering energy from exhaust air, the great advantage of the units is that heating and cooling is packaged together in one unit, making installation and servicing simple and efficient.

These economy cycle units will provide the bulk of cooling capacity for the function centre, dramatically reducing running costs.

Armcor worked in conjunction with its distributor, HVAC Supplies, to design and deliver these state-of-the-art heat recovery units to this outstanding Tasmanian icon while leading Tasmanian contracting company, Degree C, managed all installation work.