April has arrived and once again Spring sees the beginning of a new financial year and another 12 months of challenges and opportunities at SVM Glasgow.  It’s all go in the office and everyone is looking forward to the year ahead.


Railway locations once again provide the majority of new works this month, with three sites in particular proving to be the most bountiful:  Edinburgh Waverley, Inverness and Glasgow Central.  We are already very well acquainted with each location and are happy to get involved in some new lighting and electrical design surrounding the station taxi rank; works associated with a new training room; some surveys; and new supply design for retail units.  Of course, we are not solely occupied by the Railway and are pleased to have also become involved in the early stages of commercial projects including a Glasgow office building and an industrial site in Wishaw.


Several large ongoing projects are also keeping us busy this month with detailed design in progress for Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa; Motherwell and Carstairs; and sites in the Highlands.  Railway design works are also continuing for a scheme in the Scottish borders; the HEP project; depot designs in the Highlands and ECML junction supplies in the Edinburgh area.  Edinburgh Waverley Station is still a familiar destination with works continuing for the concourse lighting, various non-complex designs, the signalling centre and all works associated with the EGIP project.  Old familiar faces Motherwell North Signalling Renewals, Slateford Depot, Polmadie and Rutherglen Renewals are all close to completion while various projects at Dundee Station are still in progress.  On a smaller scale we are still involved with Access for All works at various stations, car park extensions at Inverurie, station designs at Perth, Leuchars and Fort William and providing office based site support for works at Neilston.  South of the Border we have strengthened our presence with design for multiple railway sites in the Bradford area, design advice for station cycle shelters, design involving shore supplies and a lighting renewals project.  As well as these we are still maintaining our visibility in the commercial sector with an test facility in Aberdeen and a property of historical interest in Dunkeld; while we continue to provide advice for electrical works in Glasgow’s West End; one of Scotland’s larger football stadiums and a property in Carlisle following recent flood damage.  We continue to be approached for CAD 3D modelling services for education suites and an increasing number of enquiries regarding EPCs at various locations.


There’s never any ‘taking it easy’ in the SVM office and there has been some talk of the possibility of an SVM team in this year’s Scottish leg of the Tough Mudder – which promises to separate the men from the boys!  Hopefully there will be survivors!