• National Highways Gantries

Delivering a new carbon efficient generation of motorway gantries for the UK

Winning entry of the RIBA competition to design the next generation of motorway gantries in the UK.

Useful Studio have been appointed by National Highways to develop the the concept, developed and technical design of the gantries. National Highways are aiming for the gantried to be ready for production and installation from 2025.

The design enables a significant reduction in carbon emissions by implementing a leaner, lighter steel construction without compromising the structures' strength or resilience. The use of weathering steel gives the gantries a maintenance-free finish - the material will continue to patinate during its lifespan, appearing an earthy reddish-brown and complenting the landscape it sits within.

National Highways
Team Credits:

Client - National Highways

Structural Engineer - Expedition Engineering