Let’s be honest, we all love a nice car/bike/train/coach/motorhome (insert your own transport vice)
Many petrol heads and transport geeks also love a bit of technology. Throw a 10,000 square metre visitor attraction, with a 1.2 mile track into the mix and imagine the fun you can have at the “home of the journey”?
John and Heather Curtis, the beauty and brains, you can work out which is which, behind Revolutionall World are people on a mission. Behind the unique business concept is the drive to save lives through better, cleaner transport and improving how transport serves the customer.
Heather explains “I have spent most of my working life improving processes from the customers perspective, making things easier, quicker and more cost effective for the customer and the businesses I worked with. Having worked with John, a passionate advocate for clean transport, we have brought project disciplines and processes to bear on a market in need of a complete overhaul. Transport hasn’t fundamentally changed since the invention of the car or even the introduction of the coach and horses.
Transport emissions kill more people in the UK every year than die from obesity and alcoholism combined.
It is estimated that 40,000 people every year die as a result of poor air quality from transport, say the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Just stop and imagine that for one moment. The highest crowd at the Everton football stadium last season was 39,598. Imagine each and every person in that stadium, wiped out in some unthinkable tragedy. Gone.
There would, rightly, be a week of mourning declared and tributes paid to each and every lost soul.
What about those 40,000 lost to breathing problems caused by transport? Nothing.
Today, 8th March, 2016 is International Women’s Day and at Revolutionall we celebrate all things female. We have gender equality written into our DNA. Women undertake the same roles as males, get the same pay and flexibility as males, because we are all equally important and we all matter.
We have all heard of glass ceilings and inflexible work patterns that don’t enable women to play as full a part in business as possible. At Revolutionall World we value our differences but treat all as equal and we have made a #PledgeForParity (see below)
The fact that “IWD” follow’s Mothering Sunday so closely is not lost on me. My own mother has been a massive part of the journey that I have been on as Revolutionall World is created. She died almost two years ago to the day and she inspired me.
In Scotland it can get a tad cold. We get lots of rain with frequent snow and ice. LOTS of snow and ice. At Revolutionall we say “bring it on”.
What we know is that people want to test cars and vehicles when they have the time. That’s why when you visit us to test a few cars from different manufacturers you can ALWAYS get out on our track. You see we have given it a hot bottom.
Track and surfacing technology has come a long way in the last 10 years but our roads continue to use old fashioned and relatively cheap materials. Our world first track will use ground sourced heat and on site generated renewables to keep the track warm during the cold weather.
Revolutionall World has been shortlisted for the prestigious MIPIM Best Futura Project award at the 2016 ceremony in Cannes, France.
The award winning designer and architect Scott Lawrie of Curious Architects, penned the design after being inspired by the Tesla induction coil pioneered by Nikola Tesla in 1887.
The design came from a simple brief for the new and groundbreaking Revolutionall World. CEO, John Curtis said “make it an organic shape, sustainable and able to be run in a carbon neutral way with just a little hint of “magic” in the design”. From Scott’s pen came the most wonderfully organic and carbon neutral building, set to wake up the world to the joys of better and low emission transport.
Scott Lawrie has previously won both the Dean’s List Award and an American Institute of Architect’s Design Award.
John Curtis, Chief Executive of Revolutionall World has never hidden his admiration for Scott’s work. “Scott and the team at Curious are incredible. We gave them what felt like a vague and difficult to interpret general direction and off they went. What they have delivered is nothing short of staggering”
The awards are made a little over a week away and Scott will be in Cannes just in case Revolutionall World scoops it’s first award. He may also drink a glass or two of well earned bubbly.
Video of Revolutionall World, Scotland.
It is envisaged that the centres will be rolled out globally, over the next 5 years and be a centre piece for each host country’s journey towards low emission transport and clean green journeys.
Many of you will know that for the last 14 months we have been working on the most fabulous project to bring Revolutionall and our visitor centre, “Revolutionall World”, to life.
From April 1, 2016 we will be officially launching our new venture but as a valued contact we are sharing a pre launch flavour of what we are up to with you!
With support from the Scottish Government, Transport Scotland, the European Investment Bank and our many partners we have secured £30m of investment. However, to unlock that money we need to raise an initial sum to enable us to buy a land and start the planning process. We are therefore about to start a crowdfunding campaign to raise £500,000 in just one month. More details will be announced ahead of our April 1 campaign launch.