The Easter Bunny has come and gone and, while the ongoing wintry weather might have taken some of the Spring from his step; everyone at SVM is bouncing back from a refreshing Easter break, ready to meet the challenges of a new financial year.  2017-2018 proved to be another successful period, building steadily on the hard work of previous years and we are sure that 2018-2019 is only going to get better.


Spring arrivals this month cover a range of activities including design for station footbridge refurbishments, upgrade of Depot washplant and some station ventilation in the Oban area.  We have been asked to undertake further works, growing from existing projects at Glasgow Central, Millerhill and Haymarket stations while Stirling station has also seen further works associated with the forecourt and step free access.  Some snagging inspections have been undertaken for a Railway site in Kingussie and we have also been called upon to provide design advice following an incident at Cardross station.  April has also seen us busy away from the Railway with our input being requested on kitchen extract issues at a restaurant in Campbeltown and at an Edinburgh hotel following flood damage.  We have been advising on some security issues at an industrial unit in Livingston while, back in Glasgow, we have once again had a request for our further involvement at a large office building in the city centre, for which we have provided services many times in the past.


Ongoing projects staying with us into the new financial year are led by shore supplies design at multiple locations including Haymarket, Inverness, Dundee and Reading; step free access and platform alteration design at Pitlochry and Aviemore stations; various facets of the Highland Mainline project for separate clients; design for CET installations at various depot locations; and railway design works on the London to Corby route.  Haymarket and Waverley Stations in Edinburgh are popular places to visit this month with works surrounding the water supplies design; lighting works; IECC design; PE role and site supervision for various non-complex designs.  Projects covering multiple stations sites are all progressing well this month with works such as LED redevelopment, lux level surveys, bonding of shelters, station gateline design, car park surveys, AFA works and car park CCTV design.  There is steady progress in April on works at Dundee Station; Partick Station; a well-known Glasgow Rail Depot; Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa works; and Glasgow Central station; while projects just beginning to gather momentum this month include design for Aberdeen Station refurbishment and station containment works at multiple sites.  Our projects South of the border are also doing well this month with lighting renewals in the Kent area, works at King’s Cross Station, design at Liverpool Lime Street and several railway sites on the Huddersfield to Bradford route all in progress.  In the commercial sector we continue to carry out CAD 3D model production, EPC works for a sports pavilion in the Helensburgh area and conversion works for an existing building into an office in Dundee.  The design of ventilation installation at a site in Glasgow’s Broomielaw is still in progress as are works at a business park in the Greenock area while we continue to provide advisory services for a care home in Drumchapel and mechanical design for an industrial unit in Eglinton Trading Estate.


We’ve received more than Easter Eggs at SVM this month with 3 new arrivals finding a place with the SVM team.  April has seen a CAD operator position filled by Gavin Morris, an assistant mechanical engineer position snapped up by Greg Eusebi and our new senior electrical engineer is John Peat.  We are delighted to welcome them aboard will be keeping them plenty busy over the months to come.