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The South West This is Gravity Ltd, instructs JLL on the UK’s smartest and cleanest new campus

This is Gravity ltd, the landowner of a 635-acre brownfield site in Bridgwater, South West England, has appointed JLL as sole agent for its smart campus, Gravity, which is currently under development.

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.

The site is strategically located in the south-west of England, 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.

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.

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.

Gravity will be a centre for clean growth, employment and the talent and technology of the future. The smart campus’ design - informed through consultation with a team of economic analysts, sustainability and environmental specialists - responds to the shifting global trends in consumption, energy use, automation and digitalization, creating thousands of long-term jobs.

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.”

AIMCo/Canmoor’s 7 state-of-the-art new warehouses in Swindon now built

Unit 1 – 40,070 sq ft Unit 2 – 34,178 sq ft Unit 3 – 20,144 sq ft

Unit 4 – 22,674 sq ft (under offer) Unit 5 – 26,107 sq ft

Unit 6 – 84,763 sq ft (pre-let to DHL) Unit 7 – 65,341 sq ft

Canmoor Swindon SARL has launched its brand-new speculative development of seven warehouses in Swindon, totaling 293,464 sq ft. With strong interest in the development, agents JLL and Whitmarsh Lockhart have already pre-let 84,763 sq ft to DHL with a further 22,674 sq ft under offer, meaning 37% of the estate is prelet prior to practical completion.

Located two miles from Junction 15 of the M4, Ignition has leasehold units available from 20,144 sq ft to 74,248 sq ft, with planning consent for B1(c), B2 and B8 uses. The units benefit from eaves heights of 8 – 12 metres, dock and level access loading doors, allocated parking spaces and high-quality office space. A full breakdown of the development is as follows:


Also available are design and build opportunities up to 200,000 sq ft on Phase 2, to be let on competitive terms.

With its growing and highly-skilled industrial workforce, Ignition represents a significant development for Swindon whilst also offering easy access to Reading, Bristol, Heathrow Airport and Central London. To celebrate the launch of the development, 45 local & regional agents attended the opening day and inspected the site on electric scooters, which provided a fun and unique way of viewing the units.

Interested parties should contact Shaun Rogerson JLL on 020 7493 4933 and Paul Whitmarsh Whitmarsh Lockhart on 01793 541000


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