Gravity Link Road
Our Client, Gravity, are the owner, developer and operator of a 635 acre freehold site adjacent to junction 23 of the M5 in Somerset. The former Royal Ordnance Factory was acquired by Gravity in November 2017 and the construction of the new access road will be the first key step in bringing Gravity forward as a viable commercial destination.
In April 2018 the Heart of the South West LEP approved a £3.94m grant to Gravity towards the cost of an access road which will spur off from the A39 with direct access to Junction 23 of the M5. This is the first UK transport grant given to a private company for this purpose.
Construction of the new access road will commence during summer 2019 with a 12 month construction period followed by a period of landscaping which will include the creation of a noise bund constructed using material from the remediated main site.
Griffiths have been appointed as Main Contractor for the Link Road construction which comprise of the construction of a Primary Route Network two lane carriageway including the construction of a “Green Bridge”. Included in the works will be the diversions of HV (High Voltage) Cables, BT Communications Cables, Water and Gas. To facilitate connection with the existing road network two new roundabouts will be formed; one on the A39 Puriton Hill and the other on Woolavington Road.
Throughout the works Griffiths will maintain links with the local community through regular “Drop-In” sessions and project Newsletters to continually update on progress and planned works. All works on the existing highway will be phased to minimise disruption to the travelling public.