MORE details have been unveiled about the plans for the 635-acre Gravity smart campus near Bridgwater, with the developers promising to attract "today's giants and tomorrow's unicorns"..

Gravity will be based on the former BAE Royal Ordnance Factory and will host innovative companies associated with advanced manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence and electric vehicles among others.

This week, landowner This is Gravity Ltd appointed JLL as sole agent for the project which is currently under development.

The site promises a strategic location close to Junction 23 of the M5, as well as on-site freight and passenger rail terminals, and proximity to Bristol Airport.

A spokesman for This is Gravity Ltd said: "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.

"By attracting today’s giants and tomorrow’s unicorns, there will also be significant opportunities for collaboration."

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.

The spokesman for This is Gravity Ltd added: "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, the co-CEO of Gravity, says they are hoping to attract some of the world's 'most innovative and forward-thinking companies'.

Mr Curtis said: "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 research and development as a result of knowledge sharing and harnessing the region’s talent from its leading universities and colleges."