Science park hotel on track to be completed by end of the year

A ceremony has been held to mark the latest stage of construction of a hotel in Devon.

A topping out ceremony has been held at the Voco Zeal hotel at Exeter Science Park.

The four-star, 142-bedroom hotel, constructed with half the embodied carbon of a standard hotel, will generate 100 per cent of electricity consumed via the photo voltaic roof and wall panels, positioning it firmly in line with the 2050 Paris Agreement requirements and exceeding 2030 targets.

The building, which achieved the BREEAM Outstanding rating at the design stage, is currently on schedule to be completed over the next six months.

As a fully sustainable operation, produce will be sourced locally or grown on site, stimulate economic growth through job creation and investment and attract the environmentally conscious to the city.

The official opening is planned for January 2025.