December 2022 Newsletter


  • Gravity Sphero STEM initiative launches
  • Gravity featured in COP27 digital case study 
  • Gravity LDO and Link Road recognised with awards
  • The team highlights the importance of Link Road connectivity 
  • Gravity sponsors Somerset Business Awards 2023
  • Gravity promotes local supply chain opportunities
  • Developing partnerships locally 

Gravity Sphero initiative launches

In October, Gravity, in partnership with Bridgwater United FC Community Trust at Bridgwater and Taunton College launched the Gravity Sphero provision.

The initiative seeks to inspire young local minds through the uniting of robotics, football and STEM activities. The interactive tasks which align with the national curriculum are designed to engage children of all ages and abilities. Learning through play. The launch event demoed several ways that children from local communities could be engaged and inspired into the world of STEM, and subsequently the educational pathways that branch out from interests across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Gravity case study used at COP27 Conference

Gravity is proud to have been used as an example for the vision of climate-resilient engineering solutions. The case study was part of Stantec’s submission that was used during the recent COP27 conference held in Cario.

Click here to see the case study submission.

Claire Pearce chairs session at the Western Gateway Development Conference


Our Director – Planning and Economic Development, Claire Pearce, recently chaired the ‘Regeneration and Investment showcase’ session at the upcoming Western Gateway Development Conference.

The session discussed critical questions surrounding future regeneration and investment schemes, covering topics including; ESG credential’s role in securing finance, how best to future-proof developments and engage with future occupiers.

Read more / watch the full session

Gravity LDO and Link Road recognised with national awards

On September 7th, Stantec’s efforts on the Gravity LDO Scenario tool were recognised as Highly Commended by the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) in the national awards ceremony

Also, on November 22nd the Gravity Link Road ‘Enterprise Way’ won the ICE South West, Civil Engineering Award 2022 for New Build over £8M. The Gravity team wants to extend its thanks to all of those whose efforts contributed to these recognitions.

Gravity team highlights the importance of Link Road connectivity

Gravity’s Claire Pearce and Paul Lowndes discuss the crucial role of connectivity and strategic infrastructure in the efforts towards attracting large-scale manufacturing operators. With Heart of the South West LEP funding assisting in the delivery of critical connectivity boosting infrastructure across the region, including the Gravity Link Road, named Enterprise Way.

Gravity sponsors Somerset Business Awards 2023

Gravity is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the ‘Environmental Achievement Award’ at the upcoming Somerset Business Awards, this will be our third consecutive year.

Our Programme Director, Paul Lowndes will be looking for businesses that are working effectively to make a difference, leaving a positive environmental impact, becoming more resource-efficient and supporting wider sustainability efforts.

Learn more

Gravity Programme Director promotes local supply chain opportunities

Our Programme Director, Paul Lowndes, has been out and about at local networking events speaking about Gravity, its journey, plans for the future and the emerging opportunities for local businesses as part of a supply chain. Events attended include, a Breakfast networking event hosted by the Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce and the Somerset Innovation Exchange 2022. Local businesses can register to be part of Gravity’s supply chain register.

Local college builds Gravity bat house

Gravity is also preparing to add a new bat roost to the site.

The primary bat roost is being constructed by students at Bridgwater & Taunton College, giving students hands-on experience with ecological habitat management, involving local students is part of Gravity’s wider push towards creating genuine social value for local communities.

Gravity works with local communities

As well as rolling out the Gravity Sphero project, Gravity are working closely with our contractors’ Ecology Solutions and Keystone to advise Puriton Parish Council on ecological and environmental matters to progress the technical preparation for the new leisure facilities at Purton Sports Hall.

Gravity has also instructed Sedgemoor District Council to progress with the plan to expand Puriton’s play area located off Manse Lane, which we expect to open in Spring 2023.

Gravity are excited to hear that the taster session of the Gravity Sphero initiative was warmly received by Woolavington Primary school and that more sessions are being enabled through Villages Together.

Members of the Bridgwater United Business Club were pleased to hear about the Gravity Sphero initiative and could really see the potential to engage and inspire young people into future jobs and careers.



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