This is Gravity ltd, the landowner of a 635-acre site at the Heart of the South West have appointed Albion Water as their Water Solutions Partner to help provide water, sewerage and drainage for their new Smart Campus in Somerset.
Gravity is set to be one of Europe’s largest smart campuses, underpinned by clean technology. Gravity’s design – informed through consultation with a team of economic analysts as well as sustainability and environmental specialists – responds to the shifting global trends in consumption, energy use, automation, and digitalisation, creating thousands of long-term jobs. Albion Water’s role as Water Solutions Partner will play a key part of this, as they ensure the provision of:
- water management system that minimises waste and maximises the recycling of water
- cost effective, efficient and innovative water solutions
This appointment combines the capabilities of Gravity and Albion Water to allow both entities to capitalise on the strong and accelerating demand for a low-carbon water future on campus, where water users can reduce consumption, recycle and manage water locally. This will reduce energy usage and associated carbon emissions and ensures local rivers and streams retain more water.
This announcement comes off the back of Gravity’s recent appointment of JLL as commercial agents and their 50-year agreement to develop clean energy solutions with E.ON.
In 2019, the UK became the first major global economy to pledge to be net-zero by 2050 and alongside This is Gravity, E.ON, JLL and Albion Water are supporting the blueprint of how business users can make their net-zero commitments a reality.
Luke de Vial, Managing Director of Albion Water
“We are impressed with the quality of the Gravity team and their plans to make this ground-breaking Smart Campus a new low-carbon standard for industrial development. Through this engagement, we are confident that occupants at Gravity will reduce their environmental impact with a water management system that minimises waste and maximises the recycling of water.”
Paul Lowndes, Project Manager, This is Gravity
“We are looking at ways to reduce the need for freshwater as well as be smart about how the occupants at Gravity will use water. Saving on freshwater can not only significantly reduce our occupants’ carbon footprint, it will also result in a reduction in utilities bills.”