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Gravity Link Road & Smart Campus: Delivering Clean Growth, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 21 October 2020
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Gravity Link Road & Smart Campus: Delivering Clean Growth, webinar

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The Gravity Smart Campus is located just off M5 J23 at Bridgwater and is a 635 acre development based at the former Royal Ordnance Factory in Puriton. The developer 'This is Gravity' has appointed contractor Griffiths to initially deliver the access link road and subsequently work in partnership to develop a cutting edge sustainable delivery of the main site infrastructure including rail, road and utility provision. 

The whole ethos of the development is to deliver 'Green Growth' and set new standards for sustainable delivery. The presentation will highlight how the partnership arrangement being undertaken enables the project to deliver more sustainable growth and promote innovation. Griffiths will outline how they have maximised the use of their position in the global CRH Group to draw upon innovation and expertise from across the globe to drive this innovation.

The presentation will give an overview of progress to date and outline how some 145,000 tonnes of site won material has been recycled and used to construct the link road and how Griffiths have successfully introduced solar powered generators to operate site offices and welfare. Additionally, the project has designed and delivered a Green Bridge and investigating the use of low carbon asphalt material using car tyres and steel slag waste.

To access the webinar please use the link that will be included in your booking confirmation email.


Simon Dunn

Operations Director, Alun Griffiths Contractors in the South West

Griffiths are a growing regional contractor delivering projects across the South West including the M5 J25 Improvements, Wichelstowe Southern Access, Gravity Link Road and St Austell Link Road. Simon is an ICE Fellow and also sits on the Fellowship Panel in OGGS. He has a PhD in Self-Healing Sustainable Construction Materials and has also undertaken a lecturing post at Cardiff University.

Paul Lowndes

Programme, Director, Gravity, Puriton

A Chartered Quantity Surveyor with more than 35 years' international experience in operational and strategic roles in private practice, contracting, rail maintenance and track renewals and property development to spearhead business performance for project delivery. Expert in the application of FIDIC forms of contract. Well versed in intercultural business practices and has worked with business partners from the UK, Australia, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and South America.

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United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Barbara Sweet

e: [email protected]