Clarke Willmott visits Gravity site to learn more about opportunities

L to R – Tom Potts (Senior Associate – Corporate), Chris Thorne (Partner – Head of Taunton), Paul Lowndes (Gravity Programme Director), Adam Burrage (Partner – Commercial Property)

Representatives from national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP were invited to development site Gravity just outside Bridgwater to meet the Programme Director and find out more about the site.

Specialists in commercial property and green energy at the firm met with Paul Lowndes and took a tour of the site which is hailed as a blueprint for a smarter, cleaner future, where companies make a difference socially, economically and environmentally.

It is an ideally situated 616-acre commercial development site offering unique flexibility, which has enterprise zone status until 2042. Located at the heart of the greater South West with excellent road, rail and air connectivity it has the potential of creating 9,000 full time high value jobs with associated supply chain opportunities, providing significant economic impact for the region.

Chris Thorne, Partner and Head of Clarke Willmott’s Taunton office, said: “The scale of the opportunity available at Gravity is truly exceptional. For Somerset to be at the forefront of developing a smart campus for technologies of the future in terms of high value jobs and driving the environmental agenda should not be underestimated.

“Whilst I had heard a lot about the site, seeing what could be created and developed along with the progress made so far really opened my mind. I would like to thank Paul at Gravity for his time and the tour to learn more about what the future could look like.”

Paul Lowndes, Gravity Programme Director, said: “It was lovely to welcome Clarke Willmott to the site and to see their enthusiasm for the opportunities that could be delivered. Significant progress on getting the site shovel-ready has been made and we’re delighted that the local development order to progress was approved in December 2021.”