Green hotel for the University of Nottingham
Construction is about to begin on a brand new energy-efficient hotel and conference facility for the University of Nottingham, reports Business East Midlands.
The £20 million complex, situated on the main campus adjacent to the East Midlands Conference Centre, is due to open in December 2012 and will be built to the very highest environmental standards, designed to reduce carbon emissions.
Commenting on the initiative, chief estates and facilities officer for the University, Chris Jagger, said to cisionwire.com: “It will provide a source of excellent quality accommodation all year round, not only supporting the existing meeting spaces provided by the award-winning East Midlands Conference Centre, but also for visitors to the university.”
The upmarket, eco-friendly hotel will boast 200 executive-style bedrooms, a gym, a restaurant, a bar plus the meeting and conference spaces. It will also feature a ‘green’ roof cladding, solar photovoltaic panels and use ground-source heat technology.
Accessible rooftop terraces will provide views across the “wooded campus” and also allow maximum natural light into the hotel. A lower-energy assisted cooling ventilation system will further contribute to carbon emissions savings.
The building is expected to receive an excellent rating under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM).
The University is funding the entire project, which forms part of their strategy to become a more environmentally-friendly institution.