Surprise, surprise! As your faithful scribe is off on a long awaited holiday for the next few weeks, we’re bringing you all of our August news much earlier than usual. Never fear though, even though it has only been a few weeks since our last update, there is still plenty going on in the SVM office!

New projects have already been flooding in this month with new works at Glasgow Central Station arising and an exciting large scale project involving junction supplies at multiple railway locations. We are also happy to have been invited back to Edinburgh Waverley Station, a site where we feel thoroughly at home, and where we have become involved in three separate work schemes. Still on the Railway we have started design for a new set of works at Glasgow Prestwick, while we are awaiting the start of works at Perth and M&E Design at a further four stations across the country. In the commercial sector we have sprung into action with some design at a Glasgow trampoline park, another site with which we have been involved in the past.

Our ongoing big hitters this month continue to be the Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa works; the temporary ticket office refurbishment associated with the high profile project at Glasgow Queen Street Station, various facets of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project and Access for All works at multiple stations across the country. Works for a railways installation at Glencoe are continuing, as works, including external lighting, for a Glasgow Depot. Various smaller scale works are still underway at Glasgow Central and Queen St Stations while the Motherwell North Signalling and Polmadie and Rutherglen renewals remain on the scene. Improvements at Partick Interchange are progressing well as is site support for the Glasgow subway, while assorted works including external lighting design; LED replacements; earthing and bonding design; surveys and monitoring continue to crop up across the country. Building warrant works have been completed for a new office building in Wishaw; and we are still producing 3D CAD models for more school sites. We are still providing design advice for hotel sites in Taynuilt and Glasgow, and for a property in Carlisle in the wake of recent flood damage.

This month has also seen another new addition to the team with Euan Whelan who has taken the position of student trainee. Everyone at SVM would like to welcome him to the team and hope that his experience here will stand him in good stead for his future studies.