The Gravity Team

Board of Directors

Martin Bellamy
Chairman & Co CEO
  • Over 20 years’ experience in leading real estate investments across the globe
  • Founded Salamanca Group, the Merchant Banking business, in 2002. Salamanca Group acquired Gravity in 2017
  • Oversaw the regeneration of both OneOcean Port Vell, the Mediterranean’s leading superyacht marina and Bulgaria Mall, one of the largest developments completed in South-Eastern Europe when launched
  • In 2020, co-founded the Clean Growth Leadership Network

https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-bellamy-43539861/
Tom Curtis
Co CEO
  • Over 20 years of mixed-use property development experience
  • Delivered developments across a range of sectors and locations globally
  • Bridges a vital gap between legal, finance, tenant occupation, construction and delivery of the ultimate schemes
Lord David Triesman
Director
  • Involved in Harwell, one of Europe's leading science and innovation campuses in Europe
  • Holds a wealth of commercial and political experience
  • Served as Under-Secretary of State in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
  • Held ministerial and official opposition roles in Energy, Business and Higher Education and Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lord-david-triesman-32b14326/
Hugh Frost
Director
  • Founder and Chairman of Beetham Organisation
  • One of the pioneers of inner-city living
  • Developed some of the country’s most iconic buildings in provincial cities
Chris Kirkland
Director
  • Impressive track record in investment, acquisition, development and selling of high-quality real-estate
  • Executive Director at Peveril Securities, a leading investment and development company in the UK real estate market
  • Director of Bowmer & Kirkland, one of the largest and most successful privately-owned construction and development groups in the UK
Ralph Jones
Director
  • Managing Director of Peveril Securities and also a Main Board Director of the Bowmer & Kirkland, one of the largest and most successful privately-owned construction and development groups in the UK
  • Extensive experience overseeing large commercial and residential property development and investment in the UK
Lord Des Browne
Chair of the Advisory Board
  • Lawyer and British Labour Party politician
  • Served as Secretary of State for Defence and for Scotland
  • Co-founder of the European Leadership Network and serves as Vice Chair for the Nuclear Threat Initiative

Operations

Paul Lowndes
Programme Director
  • Over 30 years of international experience delivering high value property (commercial and residential) and infrastructure engineering programmes including airports and marinas
  • A Chartered Quantity Surveyor
https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-lowndes-3631535/
Claire Pearce
Director of Planning & Economic Development
  • Exceptional track record as  Chief Planner in the development sector, with a reputation for delivery - leading negotiations and bespoke development solutions for national and local infrastructure projects.
  • Skilled in strategy, place leadership and management, creating conditions for investment and growth.
  • Turnaround agent, leading the top performing local authority team in the country, realising investment on the ground, integrated with social and environmental transformation. 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-pearce-a514a225/
Simon Alsop
Finance Director
  • Simon Alsop is a qualified chartered accountant and is the Finance Director for Gravity, he is responsible for all financial and compliance matters.
  • Simon has twenty years’ experience in business finance and management, leading teams in both large corporate and SME environments and across a range of sectors.
  • His experience includes strategic planning and delivery, systems implementation, M&A including post-deal integration, fundraising and successful business turnarounds.
Daniela Sarti
Marketing Director
  • Daniela has over 10 years’ experience leading global marketing initiatives for well-established companies.
  • My team and I are responsible for the delivery of an outstanding "user experience". The role involves the use of the full marketing mix as well as the development and delivery of a wide range of longer-term client service/experience initiatives.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielasarti1/
Geraint Evans
Investment Director
  • Geraint has over 8 years experience as a principal and advisor in the real assets sector, specialising in socially responsible investments
  • Previously worked within the renewable energy investment teams of Infrared Capital Partners and Triple Point Investment Management
Susan Pearson
HR Director

Advisors

Guy Marsden
Development Consultant
  • Guy has over 30 years of commercial development experience
  • He is responsible for over 13 million sq ft of space including Cobalt, the largest office park in the UK

Our Mission

A Smart Campus that delivers a new era of possibility, where companies make a difference socially, economically and environmentally




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.

Site Owner & Manager

Salamanca Group, a privately-owned Merchant Banking business, is the founding shareholder in Gravity. With a background of co-investing in real estate projects globally, the Group has transacted over $1billion of real estate assets since its inception in 2002.

Operating across the globe, the Group purchases land, develops sites and buys businesses related to the sector across commercial, residential and retail. Importantly, the Group has an ‘owner, operator and maintainer’ structure to ensure value add to all investment projects.

The Group is a London-based dynamic company combining the diverse, complementary talents of a multi-skilled team with global experience. Salamanca Group prides itself of its integrity, agility and client-led, partnering approach.

Our Projects

Bulgaria Mall

  • One of the largest mixed-use property projects in Bulgaria with 50,000 square meters of retail, office and entertainment spaces
  • The Mall was opened by the President of Bulgaria in November 2012
  • The Mall is substantially let to a number of international tenants including Debenhams, Guess and Carrefour
  • Construction of the 17-storey, 20,000 square meter office tower, Infinity Tower, was completed in March 2014

OneOcean Port Vell

  • Delivered a 5-year transformation programme to create one of the largest superyacht destinations in the Mediterranean
  • In 2015, the marina fully opened in its new configuration accommodating 150 yachts up to 190 metres
  • Constructed and launched two new state-of-the-art buildings including a private members’ club containing restaurant and bar and a facilities building including gym, business hub, crew lounge and offices for leading companies in the superyacht industry

Camaçari Tech Park

  • Owner of a site of approximately 700,000m2 in Camaçari Technical Park in Salvador, Brazil
  • Adjacent to the Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant, proposals have been submitted to develop a bespoke facility for the Ford Supply Chain
  • Future phases would include a gas fired thermoelectric power plant and mixed-use tenants to complement the Ford facilities
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Peverill Securities

Peverill Securities

Operating across the globe, the Group purchases land, develops sites and buys businesses related to the sector across commercial, residential and retail. Importantly, the Group has an ‘owner, operator and maintainer’ structure to ensure value add to all investment projects.

The Group is a London-based dynamic company combining the diverse, complementary talents of a multi-skilled team with global experience. Salamanca Group prides itself on its integrity, agility and client-led, partnering approach.

Operating across the globe, the Group purchases land, develops sites and buys businesses related to the sector across commercial, residential and retail. Importantly, the Group has an ‘owner, operator and maintainer’ structure to ensure value add to all investment projects.

The Group is a London-based dynamic company combining the diverse, complementary talents of a multi-skilled team with global experience. Salamanca Group prides itself on its integrity, agility and client-led, partnering approach.

Our projects

Cafe

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In addition, other facilities such as a hotel and serviced apartments are also programmed as an ideal stopover for clients or employees.

In addition, other facilities such as a hotel and serviced apartments are also programmed as an ideal stopover for clients or employees.

Bars

In addition, other facilities such as a hotel and serviced apartments are also programmed as an ideal stopover for clients or employees.

In addition, other facilities such as a hotel and serviced apartments are also programmed as an ideal stopover for clients or employees.

In addition, other facilities such as a hotel and serviced apartments are also programmed as an ideal stopover for clients or employees.

Hotels

In addition, other facilities such as a hotel and serviced apartments are also programmed as an ideal stopover for clients or employees.

In addition, other facilities such as a hotel and serviced apartments are also programmed as an ideal stopover for clients or employees.

In addition, other facilities such as a hotel and serviced apartments are also programmed as an ideal stopover for clients or employees.

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Endorsers

Supported by:

HM Government

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South West Heritage Trust

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Enterprise Zones

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Somerset Chamber of Commerce

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Woodland Trust

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Partners

Working with:

Albion Water
Somerset Chambers of Commerce

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Bridgewater Chamber of Commerce

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Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Department for International Trade
UK Research and Innovation
Innovate UK
South West Heritage Trust
Network Rail
Highways England
Bridgewater & Taunton College
Puriton Parish Council

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  • 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