RED South West has begun construction on a £22m 4-star Zeal Hotel following planning consent from East Devon District council. 

The hotel will use groundbreaking sustainability technology to generate more energy than it consumers each year. 

Planned to be aptly built in Exeter’s science park, the build will be fitted with over 1,300m2 of solar PV panels. The low-sheen, self-cleaning glass will be integrated with PV generating crystals allowing the building itself to passively generate energy from solar rays. 

Although the new hotel will strive for net zero carbon usage- this will not come at a cost to guests’ luxury experiences. The Zeal hotel will include 142 bedrooms, restaurant and bar space as well as a gym and electric vehicle charging points- ensuring that all guest needs are met. 

RED South West will ensure not only that the build itself is sustainable- but also that the construction process is inline with the RIBA 2030 carbon built target of less than 750kgCO2/m2. 

RED Construction South West managing Director, Derek Quinn, has said that he is ‘delighted to be breaking the ground to bring the first sustainable ‘Zeal Hotel’ to life.’ Locals also look forward to seeing what becomes of the eco-friendly build set to open in late 2024.