Posted: 10 July 2015
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New T-pylon structure impresses judges
New T-pylon structure impresses judges

The original judging panel behind the new T-pylon design has visited National Grid’s training academy in Eakring for a first glimpse of the fully-constructed towers.

Nick Winser, National Grid Director, shows his fellow judges around the development.

“I hope the T-pylon will be seen as a welcome sign of new technology and progress we are still making.”

Nick Winser, National Grid Director.

Since the international design competition (organised by the DECC, RIBA and National Grid) was held in 2011, work has progressed rapidly, resulting in a family of six T-pylons spanning a small part of the Nottinghamshire countryside.

Nick Winser, National Grid Director and a member of the original panel, guided his fellow judges along the development.

The team of architects, engineers, designers and landscape specialists were impressed by the results – and it was also a first chance for Erik Bystrup, whose Danish engineering and design company came up with the concept, to see the full-sized pylons set in the landscape.

“When the original grid was built in the 60s, people liked it because of the reliable power it brought into their lives” said Nick.

“I hope the T-pylon will be seen as a welcome sign of new technology and progress we are still making.”

For more on the new T-pylons, click here.

Click on the image above to watch the T-pylon video.

Click on the image above to watch the T-pylon video.

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