Highway Engineering

Offering a collaborative service for the UK's highways - from Smart Motorways to GI and inspections and investigations for asset protection

For nearly 20 years, our expertise and wide range of solutions have been in demand across the UK to help keep traffic safe and on the move, drawing on a heritage of expertise in the highways, infrastructure and rail sectors.

Providing cost-effective, innnovative design, build and construction solutions, working in partnerships with public nd private sectors such as Highways England, major contractors and local authorities, we support the highways industry with the delivery of substructures and superstructures, asset management and more besides. From total engineered solutions, consulting and design, foundations and piling and inspections and investigations, the teams operate across the country, providing class-leading responsive, flexible 24/7 all-weather services.

It's like a menu of choices from which we can select and build the ideal combination of services including

  • Engineered solutions: Packaged projects for below and above ground works including sign structures
  • Consulting & design: Nationwide design and consultancy services 
  • Foundations & piling: Cost-effective solutions for below ground to secure high integrity structures including earthworks and retaining walls
  • Inspection and investigations: Specialist teams for inspections and asset life monitoring and site and ground investigations

Innovation, experience and the latest technology is critical for our clients' project successes and Aspin project managers are frequently embedded with client teams, helping to ensure efficient service delivery and projects completed on time, on budget.

The Scope

The scope of our works covers major infrastructure projects and smart motorways to trunk roads and rural environments. It's truly an end to end service from ground investigations and inspections to earthworks, scour protection and flood alleviation. Plus gantries, signage, asset protection, superspans as well as fast-acting response in the event of emergencies such as bridge strikes.

With innovation and technology at the heart of our service, our skilled and experienced team work collaboratively with our clients and our Project Managers are embedded into our clients’ team to ensure efficient delivery of services and increased safety control.



We run a fleet of Gayk piling rigs that are capable of crash barrier post installation, and in addition we are able to install the concrete foundations for the posts.  Our installation teams are Lantra certified.

We also provide traffic management services with our operatives and supervisors trained under New Roads and Streetworks Act Unit 2 and Unit 10, and can provide Signing, Lighting and Guarding as required to support operations.

Specific services that we offer include:

  • Signage foundations and Install
  • CCTV Piles and Column
  • Gantry Piles and bases
  • MS3, MS4 and Superspan
  • Temporary CCTV
  • Ground Investigation
  • Crash Barrier Installation
  • Traffic Management

Key Benefits:

  • Reduced engineering supervision
  • Efficient programme management
  • Significant cost savings
  • Reduced sub contracts
  • Increased safety control

Highways Case Studies

Bridge Inspections for Essex Cc
Meeting Special Inspections Challenges in East Sussex
Aspin to the rescue in Highways England (Area 4)
High Profile Inspections – Ray Hall Viaduct
Inspections and collaboration - it goes the extra mile. M40
Aspin helps boost business in Scotland - A9/A85 Perth

We offer the following services:




Collaborative working on all aspects of civil engineering for the public sector on all types and sizes of projects. From one-off site inspections to fully integrated solutions.



Nationwide design and consultancy services led by Chartered Civil, Structural and Geotechnical engineers. As award-winning survey, investigation and design teams, they produce innovative solutions.



Long established as a leading provider of piling and foundations for high integrity support of above ground structures. Delivering performance that suits the application, ground and environmental conditions.



Aspin is unique in the industry to own and operate an extensive fleet of specialist plant and equipment including award-winning solutions that save time and money on site. A FORS Accreditation gives extra assurance of a first class service.



Geological analysis, full structural assessments and asset lifecyle management. Ground investigations, inspections and surveys, special inspections, non-destructive testing, design assessments and more besides.



Investing in skills development across the business is key to Aspin’s quality commitment. With accreditation from the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE), there’s a dedicated training division and centre.

Our highways team are here to answer your questions

Aspin are leaders in Highways Infrastructure - we have a highly experienced team of operatives and consultants in place across 7 UK locations.