This is Gravity ltd has appointed JLL as the sole agent for its ‘smart campus’, Gravity, which is currently under development, located in the south-west of England
The smart campus, with direct access to Jn 23 of the M5, on-site freight and passenger rail terminals, proximity to Bristol international airport, and Bristol deep seaport.
Gravity will attract responsible and fast-growing companies associated with advanced manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, assembly and distribution space, R&D and offices.
By attracting today’s giants and tomorrow’s unicorns, there will also be significant opportunities for collaboration.
With onsite clean energy solutions, resilient dark fibre, unrivalled transport links, accessible talent pool and knowledge economy, including four top-tier universities close by, Gravity’s flat site provides occupiers with the ability to build, expand, and develop faster and efficiently.
Low carbon on-site energy
To enable Gravity to deliver its clean energy promise, it has signed a 50-year agreement with E.ON to provide bespoke renewable and low carbon on-site energy solutions.
These are anticipated to be on-site from autumn 2020 at the same time as completion of the link road direct to the M5 is expected.
Tom Curtis, Co-CEO, Gravity, said: “At Gravity, we are committed to creating a connected and sustainable mixed-use smart campus which will attract some of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking companies.
“Amongst many other attributes, JLL’s commitment to sustainability ensures that they are the perfect fit for this scheme.
“From start-up tech leaders of tomorrow to established multinationals and experts in advanced manufacturing, we believe that this site will deliver R&D as a result of knowledge sharing and harnessing the region’s talent from its leading universities and colleges.
“Underpinning this philosophy is a clear commitment to help drive the UK’s Clean Growth agenda.”
Chris Ireland, JLL’s UK CEO, said: “We look forward to working with This is Gravity ltd, to create their vision and attract leading businesses to the site.
“In Gravity we are partnering with someone who are also focused on what’s good for business and for a more sustainable future.
“JLL’s progressive approach means we’re integrating sustainability into all our advice in order to work with clients such as Gravity to maximise the benefits of a sustainable approach across the property sector.”