Key Facts

  • 635 acres – almost 1 square mile
  • Plot sizes can accommodate up to 7,500,000 sq ft / 696,000 sq m
  • Direct access to the M5 J23
  • On-site freight and passenger rail terminals
  • Proximity to Exeter &  Bristol’s international airport, and Bristol deep seaport

  • Dark fibre connectivity
  • Bespoke renewable and low-carbon on-site energy solutions
  • 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
  • At the heart of the Great South West
  • Excellent transport links for planes, trains, automobiles… and shipping. Not to mention self-drive shuttles and cars, cycle paths and pedestrian walkways
  • Gravity will be a centre for clean growth, employment and the talent and technology of the future.
  • Set to become an innovation micro-climate for the South West of England
  • 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
  • Bespoke renewable and low-carbon on-site energy solutions.

This smart campus is redefining the way in which we work, live and play

Can you imagine commuting in an autonomous shuttle where heating and lighting systems adjust automatically to weather and occupancy? At Gravity, you don’t need to imagine, it will be the norm – a complete redefinition of the way we work, live and play for a more sustainable future.

Now, more than ever before, our world needs new thinking and new technologies to solve some of our most pressing economic, environmental and societal challenges. That is why we created Gravity. The high quality natural landscape mixed with exciting opportunities for leisure, creates a wonderful location for business and their employees, on a scale never seen before in the UK.

With its onsite energy and water solutions, dark fibre, excellent transport links and local talent pool, this smart campus provides occupiers with the ability to build, expand, develop and move faster and more efficiently.

We bring together some of the most cutting-edge businesses that share our vision for economic growth while meeting the future needs of their people, the planet and its performance.

Gravity will shape the economic future of the South West of England and beyond with the creation of 4,000 jobs. We know what it takes to attract and retain a high-performing workforce, so we’ve created an innovative environment around their every need; be that work or play.

Every now and then……, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer.

Leonardo da Vinci

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.

Life at Gravity

A home for tomorrow’s workforce, Gravity is a conscious environment where places to eat, socialise, relax and exercise will be thoughtfully designed and adventure is on the doorstep. Gravity will be the place to inspire people to do great things. It is the future, naturally.

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Clean and Smart Environment

Gravity will take the best of the city buzz, leaving behind the air pollution, noise and fight for space. Air here is fresh, space plentiful and the views inspiring. Gravity will be a people-focused healthy working environment enhanced by smart technologies.

High Quality of Life

On-site, one will be surrounded by nature creating an attractive environment for social interactivity. A stone’s throw away, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Quantocks and the Mendips – the coast, national nature reserves and Exmoor National Park are awaiting exploration on an evening or weekend.

Interactive Business Community

Gravity will be a space for a highly educated and international workforce to meet and inspire each other. The campus is designed to encourage interactivity and will provide shared spaces for networking outdoors and indoors.

Perfect Location

For those keen to explore the neighbourhoods, Gravity is surrounded by the rolling Somerset hills and plains interspersed with picturesque towns and villages hosting farmers markets, traditional pubs and independent boutiques. Somerset is also home to a mix of music, food, art, literary and comedy festivals throughout the year many held in the lively county town of Taunton. The world-famous Glastonbury Music Festival is hosted a mere 20 miles from Gravity.

Campus Amenities

Designed to improve work-life balance, Gravity will offer numerous leisure facilities and amenities. Running tracks and trails alongside open roads make it enviable for runners and cyclists. On-site amenities will include spaces such as as nurseries, professional childcare, barbers, cafes, restaurants, pop-up stalls.

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

Cafe

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.

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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Who is at Gravity?

With shared spaces designed to bring people and businesses together, Gravity will become an incubator for new thinking. Makers will thrive, new and lasting connections made; ideas nurtured, progressed and brought to the market. Gravity will be an innovation ecosystem for businesses shaping a cleaner future.

Gravity is set to be filled with like-minded businesses ranging from:

Advanced Manufacturing

AI & Robotics

Assembly

Data Centres

Electric Vehicles

Low-Carbon Energy Generation

R&D Facilities

Business Support

Gravity is a designated Enterprise Zone providing reduced business rates, streamlined planning processes, tax relief and other benefits.

There are several financial, fiscal and infrastructure benefits available from regional and national initiatives to accelerate and commercialise innovative Clean Growth technologies and processes. Gravity is able to provide general information on these opportunities to potential occupiers.

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Bridgwater&TauntonCollege
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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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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