September 2020 Newsletter


  • Gravity endorses the South West’s capacity to lead the UK’s ‘green recovery’ with an open letter to the Chancellor
  • Progress on the Link Road continues apace; the focus over the summer has been forming the landscape bund
  • Local Development Order on track
  • Continued efforts to place Clean Growth at the centre of Gravity with proven evidence from delivering a successful material management strategy, and sponsoring the ‘Environmental Achievement Award’ at the 2021 Somerset Business Awards 
  • Discussions with world-leading companies are ongoing, keep an eye on our social channels for announcements 

Open Letter to the Chancellor

Martin Bellamy and Lord David Triesman, Gravity Directors, penned an open letter to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak on 8 September, outlining the urgency of support need to support UK innovation. Gravity firmly believes the South West has the foundations in place to become a hub capable of fostering clean and inclusive economic growth. Read the open letter here.

Link Road Update

Over the summer, our focus has been on forming the landscape bund. 145,000 tonnes of blast mound material has been recovered and transported from the site to the link road. When complete, the landscape bund will act as a noise and visual barrier between activity on the link road and the local community. The recycled material used on the link road forms part of our sustainable materials management strategy, click here to find out more.

Local Development Order on-track

We are delighted with the progress to date and thank Sedgemoor District Council for drafting a Local Development Order for the Gravity enterprise zone.

We have developed our approach to clean and inclusive growth and how we are going to start to translate our vision into action.  Our first delivery group meeting will be on 7 October with our partners and we look forward to sharing more updates with you shortly.

Recover, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse

Our commitment to developing a leading smart campus underpinned by clean growth starts with its foundations. Evidence of Gravity’s successful material management strategy, created in partnership with Ashfield Solutions, is explored in an interview with Gravity’s Programme Director, Paul Lowndes.

“Our partnership with Ashfield Solutions ensures that Gravity has and continues to recover, reuse, recycle and repurpose all suitable on-site materials. This has significantly reduced disruption in surrounding communities and reduced our carbon footprint. We hope this strategy and its environmental considerations will guide more low-carbon developments across the UK

Paul Lowndes

Plans Progress for Knowle Hill

Knowle Hill event

Gravity recently outlined plans for the development of six low-carbon homes at Knowle Hill. Find out more about the proposals here.

We look forward to hearing your views – leave your feedback by emailing the team.

Our Rail Plans

A £50million railway restoration is at the heart of Gravity. Network Rail’s feasibility study confirms the rail link will connect passengers and freight to Bristol, Bristol Port, Exeter and beyond, and is both deliverable and has sufficient paths to run the new rolling stock. Read more information on the railway project.

Gravity sponsors ‘Environmental Achievement Award’ at Somerset Business Awards 2021

Gravity sponsors Environmental Award

Gravity is proud to be sponsoring the newly added ‘Environmental Achievement Award‘ at the next Somerset Business Awards, organised by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce.

Entries close midday 27 November, the ceremony will take place on March 26, 2021. The awards are free to enter and businesses do not need to be a member of the Chamber to take part.

Gravity in the media

Gravity Chairman, Martin Bellamy was interviewed on Wake up to Money, BBC 5 Live. The discussion centered on current business affairs, Gravity’s ambition for advanced manufacturing in the UK and the future of Apple and Tesla.  Listen here.


Gravity Chairman, Martin Bellamy joins the Real Estate Live UK – South West Panel.

The discussion ‘Steering Growth to the South West‘ will ask incisive questions about the key drivers of growth for the South West and evaluate the successful implementation of initiatives designed to stimulate investment in the region.  Find out more.



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