Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a successful business networking event with guest speaker Paul Lowndes, Programmer Director at Gravity.
The event was attended by 40 local businesspeople who had an opportunity to network and meet one another before hearing from Paul Lowndes about the exciting Gravity project located just north of Bridgwater.
Bridgwater Chamber Manager, Diogo Rodrigues said, “Gravity is set to play a key role in the ongoing development of Bridgwater and surrounding areas. The site itself is set to create over 8,000 jobs and the supply chain that follows is anticipated to create some 90,000 new jobs. This is a huge project that will bring so much inward investment and create exciting opportunities for local businesses and local people.”
On the site of a former Royal Ordnance Factory, Gravity has been designed to accommodate large-scale, international, leading-edge businesses in, for example, automotive and battery manufacturing, and advanced engineering. This is critical to enable the UK to transition into clean growth sectors and restructure the economy to be future facing.
Remediation of the 616-acre site was completed in 2020. The site is now ready to provide the flexible base new businesses need, set within a biodiverse and accessible landscape. With wellbeing a major driver, the site will include all of the facilities necessary to attract and support a modern working community including hotels, accommodation, fitness centres, a nursery and cafes, subject to occupier needs.
Gravity benefits from being located on the UK’s national rail and motorway network. It is in close proximity to Bristol Port and Airport and has dark fibre already in place with a test bed on 5G underway. A new link road is open creating access onto Junction 23 of the M5.