Sandy Park, Exeter. New Marriot Hotel

Over the winter we’ve been watching the growth of new hotel at Sandy Park where Exeter Chiefs have their rugby ground. It will be called the Courtyard. A nine storey £25M development. Chiefs will own it but marriot have a 30 year lease to run it.
The hotel will also provide leisure facilities on the ground floor, and a rooftop cocktail bar and restaurant overlooking the River Exe Estuary.
The hotel is now linked by a footbridge to the Rugby ground and this huge crane was employed to lift it into place.