tilbury hotel woolloomooloo I sydney

Tilbury 01
Tilbury 02
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Photography - Brett Boardman


Our brief required us to re-create an institution, a democratic venue of the highest quality and customer focus.

The antithesis of a 'fitout' we used architectural rather than decorative devices to create the environment. There is very restrained use of materials and devices .

The interior spaces are finished in timber, hand made tiles, terrazzo, aged brass and vintage looking tobacco tanned leather. The patrons and the products add a finishing layer of colour and vibrancy. The interior features Farnan Findlay bespoke furniture, lighting and even cushions.

The outdoor spaces follow the idea of a public square. There is no immediately obvious programme for the use; however it is clear that the objects can be used in a number of ways.

Our firm successfully managed the required heritage outcomes with the commercial needs of the client in order that the building could become a business asset. 


Architect_Farnan Findlay Architects

Builder_Peter O'Connell