Gravity is proud to introduce Jonathan Davis, the newest member of the Gravity delivery team. As Project Development Advisor, Jonathan will be advising Gravity on the technical, commercial, and practical implementation of Low Carbon business facilities, services and infrastructure, ensuring tenant energy requirements are met. To get to know Jonathan better we asked him a few questions.
What is your role at Gravity?
What I am doing currently is utilising my experience in developing energy projects to develop the utilities strategy for the site. This means bridging the gap between what we think our prospective tenants might need in terms of heat/power/waste/water etc and what we can provide locally and how we might fill any gaps in our capacity!
Why did you want to work for Gravity?
Gravity is an amazing project that will literally shape large brownfield developments of the future and provide a blueprint for building back better!
What is your view of the Gravity teams?
An amazing team of “can do” positive people! If there is a team that can deliver Gravity, it is the one we have in place. Paul is an inspirational leader with his amazing back catalogue of experience. The support and ambition of the team keeps us on track and focused on the future.
What can you bring to Gravity?
I am passionate about “getting things done” rather than talking about them! Translating a Clean Growth vision into a real live project that delivers on its values and incorporates clean green technology is what I have been doing for the last 17 years. I have the technical and commercial experience to advocate the vision and help the supply chain understand it and work with us to solve problems and deliver solutions in a way that meets our needs.
What makes you proud about working at Gravity?
The vision and appetite of the team from top to bottom, the professionalism of everyone and the scope, ambition and size of the opportunity make this an amazing project. We really can make a difference here!
What are the biggest challenges your sector faces?
The national and local power networks are very constrained. We are at the start of a radical change in our transport, power and heat agendas as we move towards electrification and away from fossil fuels. This requires a large amount of technical and commercial education and on-boarding at the front end of the project in order to get stakeholders to understand our proposal.
Why does the UK need a site like Gravity?
When we watch Blue Planet or listen to our children we all want to “do the right thing” and are often frustrated by the apparent slowness of change in industry and wider society. Gravity will be a pathfinder project that will demonstrate to others how, if you start with the end in sight, large scale developments can provide a coherent and meaningful contribution to the decarbonisation agenda and help to secure the future of the planet.
What are your interests outside work
Living in Devon I love being outdoors. Normally mountain biking, dog walking or surfing…. I love spending time in my beach hut on Budleigh Salterton beach and of course a good cream tea!
Name 3 songs on your playlist?
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton, At The River – Groove Armada, The Pearl Fishers – Bryn Terfel & Andrea Bocelli