Key Facts

  • 635 acres – almost 1 square mile
  • At the heart of the Great South West
  • Directly adjacent to M5 
  • Set to create c. 4,000 jobs and contribute c.£500m to the local economy 
  • Designated Enterprise Zone until 2042
  • Set within a high-quality natural environment 
  • State-of-the-art facilities for work, play and living
  • Excellent transport links for planes, trains, automobiles… and shipping. Not to mention self-drive shuttles and cars, cycle paths and pedestrian walkways
  • Dark Fibre – offering organisations speed, performance & security
  • Access to futuristic smart technologies that are environmentally sustainable
  • Business rates and tax relief – up to 100% business rate discount over 5 yrs
  • Water abstraction facilities from the adjacent purpose-built River Huntspill
  • On-site resilient low carbon energy generation resulting in guaranteed savings
  • Set to become an innovation micro-climate for the South West of England
  • April 2017 – Enterprise Zone status activated
  • November 2017 – Acquisition of site by Gravity
  • June 2019 – First tenant signed and E.ON appointed energy partner
  • July 2019 – Start of transport improvement works
  • December 2019 – Completion of remediation works
  • Summer 2020 – Site opens for construction 
  • Autumn 2020 – Completion of Link Road 

Connectivity

Strategically located in the South West of the UK and connected by road, rail, deep sea port and international airports, Gravity has unrivalled connectivity and benefits from access to a world-class regional talent pool with expertise in innovation and Clean Growth sectors.

Gravity – reducing your carbon footprint

We are proud to be designing and operating one of the most sustainable innovation campuses in Europe.

At Gravity, you can make a clear statement to customers that you are reducing the impact your business has on the environment by operating in a low-carbon campus. 

Not only that, you are also part of the UK’s only campus attracting like-minded businesses and people that share our vision of healthier and happier places to live and work and who want to lower the amount they spend on energy.

From low-cost, low-carbon power generators to more efficient farms; from innovators creating better batteries to the factories putting them in less polluting cars; from builders improving our homes so they are cheaper to run to helping businesses become more productive.

Clean Growth sectors

Shifting to a cleaner economy is the only way, as a nation, to meet the UK’s targets to reduce greenhouse gases. The UK Government’s strategy includes the following as areas of opportunity:

Power

The power sector has seen the largest fall in emissions since the 1990’s, however there is still opportunity to develop technologies, more efficient operational systems and explore new clean fuels.
Power

Transport

By 2040, the UK government plans to end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars with demands from other EU countries more aggressive.
Transport

Business, Industry and Homes
There is a growing demand for energy efficient buildings requiring building infrastructure improvements, smart energy systems and innovative construction materials.
Business, Industry and Homes
Waste

There are opportunities to enhance value from natural resource from landfill gas capture, improved energy recovery processes and recycling technologies
Waste

Green Finance

The UK’s financial position is growing from strength to strength with opportunities in green bond market and green mortgages
Green Finance

Land Use

Improving the productivity of agricultural land via more effective technologies, fertilisation and robotics, increases carbon storage and aids requirements to support food production
Land Use

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Future on-site business sectors

Achieving these targets is a reality if we start to develop and invest in Clean Growth sectors and collaborate to drive forward innovation. Gravity offers a pan-sector home and support for businesses who are committed to sustainable economic growth and for those which provide solutions in the form of components, platforms, goods or services across the following areas:

Low Carbon Energy Generation

Electric Vehicle

Data & Digital Economy

Robotics & AI

Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing

Assembly

Research & Development

Great Britain. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy., (2017). Clean Growth strategy [online].
London: Department for business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. [Viewed 15 July 2018]. Available here

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Innovation

Starting from a position of strength, the powerful mix of infrastructure and regional talent in the Clean Growth sector allows Gravity to establish an innovation hub.

Collaboration driven by physical proximity

Enabled by on-site partnerships connecting great minds, technology and like-minded, co-located businesses, Gravity will be a home for game changing ideas and innovation.

Access to a world class talent pool

Strategically located within a region of world-class universities and education centres with Clean Growth focused research strengths, Gravity will be powered by regional expertise enabling innovation.

Doing smart business

Through knowledge sharing, cross pollination and ease of access to supply networks within Gravity and across the region, there will be opportunities to deliver cost and time effective R&D linkages, development and application.

Flexibility for the future

Gravity will be an agile place that is able to support tomorrow’s workforce which is constantly re-thinking, re-imagining and re-defining the future with building and space demands to match.

Our Mission

Gravity will become the UK’s leading Smart Campus for some of the world's most innovative Clean Growth companies.



Our Story

The site was once a thriving employment hub with a strong community spirit. Gravity will rekindle this ethos through the development of a place that is continually evolving, catering for tomorrow’s workforce whilst protecting the climate and environment.

Challenging the way we work, live and play

Salamanca Group has a track record in developing commercial real estate outside of the UK, yet they always aspired to create a flagship development in the UK. One that would bring together some of the greatest business minds to solve some of the biggest economic and environmental challenges we are facing and enhance the economic growth of the South West of England as well as the UK.

Salamanca wanted to build more than just bricks and mortar packaged up as an enterprise hub. They had a vision of building a forward-thinking sustainable, energy efficient and high-performing campus with a sense of community and set about finding the perfect location.

In 2017 This is Gravity Ltd was formed to bring the vision to reality. 

Building on history and moving toward a sustainable future

For over sixty years during the 20th Century, the Royal Ordnance Factory Bridgwater was based on the site. During this period, it was a significant production facility through wartime and peace.  Social clubs, sports teams and community events were the norm.

Building on its manufacturing past, buzz of activity and community spirit, Gravity will once again become an employment hub supporting an active ecosystem of businesses in a desirable environment.

Our Identity

Inspired by the force that attracts a body towards any other physical body that has mass, Gravity is an ever-evolving ecosystem – a place that constantly re-thinks, re-imagines and re-defines ways of working.

This vision is embodied at the heart of our brand through our living algorithm – an intelligent data visualisation shaped by the natural and human world around the site. Our identity will evolve with the site through time and be a living representation of the energy and innovation on campus.

Gravity provides a new era of possibility and opportunity to make a difference. Gravity is the future, naturally.

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Gravity

Provision for on-site rail head providing future estimated travel times of:

RAIL
Passenger
Bristol Temple Meads (55 minutes), Exeter (55 minutes), London (2 hours 40 minutes)

Freight
Port of Bristol (65 minutes), Hams Hall (Midlands) (3 hours 20 minutes), London (2 hours 40 minutes)

ROAD
Located on junction 23 of M5 with travel times of:

HGV
Port of Bristol (40 minutes)

Car
Bristol (50 minutes), Bristol Airport (40 minutes), Exeter (60 minutes), Exeter Airport (45 minutes)

SEAPORT
Quick access to deep seaport:

  • Located a 40-minute drive from site, the Port of Bristol is the most centrally located deep seaport in the UK, providing a logistics hub for global freight
  • In the future direct rail access from the site will be possible in approximately 65 minutes

AIRPORTS
Two international airports are located within 60 minutes’ drive:

  • Within 40 minutes, Bristol Airport offers direct scheduled flights to 78 destinations throughout the UK, Europe, North Africa and the US.
  • Within 60 minutes, Exeter Airport offers direct scheduled flights to 42 destinations throughout the UK, Western Europe and Iceland

The Port of Bristol

  • Located a 40-minute drive from site, the Port of Bristol is the most centrally located deep seaport in the UK, providing a logistics hub for global freight
  • In the future direct rail access from the site to the Port of Bristol will be possible within 65 minutes

Growing international airport links

Two international airports are located within 60 minutes’ drive:

  • Within 40 minutes, Bristol Airport offers direct scheduled flights to 78 destinations throughout the UK, Europe, North Africa and the US
  • Within 60 minutes, Exeter Airport offers direct scheduled flights to 42 destinations throughout the UK, Western Europe and Iceland

University of Bristol

The University of Bristol, one of the UK’s top 20 universities1, is within 50 minutes’ drive. Each year Bristol University is home to over 2,000 academics, researchers and industry practitioners in Clean Growth including:

  • Climate Change Technologies & Sustainable Futures
  • Bio Design
  • Robotics (Bristol Robotics Laboratory)
  • Migration & Mobility
  • Agricultural Innovation
  • Composites (National Composites Centre)
  • Nuclear (Bristol University and EDF operate the South West Nuclear Hub)
  • Quantum Technologies (Innovation Centre opening 2021)

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is a collaborative partnership between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol, home to over 300 academics, researchers and industry practitioners.

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Located a 15-minute drive from Gravity, Bridgwater & Taunton College is a world-class college of further and higher education offering courses including A levels, IB, Apprenticeships and Vocational courses. It is the principal delivery arm of the Southern Hub of the National College for Nuclear and houses the University Centre Somerset.

Recent investments include a £15m National College for Nuclear, £8m Energy Skills Centre, £7m Agriculture and Innovation Centre and £7m Advanced Engineering Centre.

University of the West of England

The University of the West of England (UWE) is within 50 minutes’ drive. Ranked within the UK top 40 Universities and 1st within the University Alliance4  (those focused on technical and professional education), UWE also collaborates with the University of Bristol. Together they operate The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), home to over 300 academics, researchers and industry practitioners. Other fields of expertise in the Clean Growth sector include:

  • Data Science
  • Climate Change Technologies
  • Enterprise Culture & Creativity
  • Biosensor Network
  • Robotics (BRL)

University of Bath

The University of Bath, one of the UK’s top 20 universities, is within 70 minutes’ drive2. Its academic strengths map well to the regional strength in the Automotive space, and many departments play a key role in supporting innovation and creating a skilled workforce to support a global shift to clean growth. Bath University is home to over 350 academics, researchers and industry practitioners in Clean Growth including:

  • Advanced Automotive Propulsion (IAAPS) – opening 2021
  • ART – Artificial Intelligence (UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training)
  • Climate Change Technologies & Sustainable Futures
  • Sustainable Energy & The Environment
  • Biosensor Network
  • Chemical Technologies
  • Advanced Sensor Technologies 
  • Advanced Mechanics
  • Power Transmissions & Motion Control

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter, one of the UK’s top 20 universities3, is within 60 minutes’ drive. The University is part of a national consortium of academic, industrial and policy stakeholders which maintains the UK’s status as a global leader in offshore renewables. Exeter University is home to c.500 academics, researchers and industry practitioners in Clean Growth including:

  • Renewable Energy and Engineering
  • Systems Biology
  • Food Security
  • Sustainable Agriculture & Agritech
  • Data Science & Artificial Intelligence
  • Climate Change & Environmental Futures

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Doing smart business

Enabled by on-site partnerships connecting great minds, technology and like-minded, co-located businesses, Gravity will be a home for game changing ideas and innovation.

  • Since 1990, the UK has cut emissions faster (42%) than any other G7 nation 1
  • Bristol is the UK's Green Capital, and the site is a mere 50-minute commute from the city 2
  • In 2020, the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion at the University of Bath will open to develop ultra-low emissions vehicles 3