Originally published February 2015

With 2015 now well underway, things in the SVM office are shaping up to be every bit as fast paced in 2015 as they were in 2014. Challenging projects of all sizes are keeping everybody very busy and it is gratifying to note how many of these are from repeat clients or are continuing stages of larger projects within which we have already made our mark. It is extremely encouraging to know that SVM are now the first port of call for M&E design for so many of our clients.

In February we have been asked to look at some design at Waverley signalling centre, a high-end car showroom in Lanarkshire, further works associated with the Glasgow subways refurbishment and power monitoring at a railway site in Edinburgh. All of these were with clients with whom we have collaborated very successfully in the past; however, we would never be one to miss an opportunity to grow our portfolio. As such, we have also forged links with some new clients this month looking at works near Oxford and Stockton and a project related to earth bonding at stations across the UK.

The large scale works at an oil related manufacturing development at Heartlands is currently still a big priority, with design making good progress, while the long running PARR and Scottish Borders Rail projects have also had a busy month. We reached another design milestone in our refurbishment project at a well-established hotel in Glasgow city centre and old favourites, such as continuing works at a prestigious Glasgow office building, a local café and 3D drawing production for education suites across the country are all still in progress. Back on the railway we are in the early stages of several new construction/MOD schemes of differing sizes in various diverse locations such as Elgin, Hamilton, Wilmslow and Applecross plus further tunnel lighting works. The refurbishment at the Glasgow subways is ongoing, as are works at several railway sites across Lincolnshire, while we are approaching completion on some works at the retail spaces on Haymarket Station.

With all of the above on the go, the SVM office is buzzing with activity and we can always use an extra pair of hands so if you would like to be part of this busy and challenging environment please forward your CV to Elise McLean at elise.mclean@svm-glasgow.co.uk. It’s a great opportunity to work on exciting projects with an excellent team – we look forward to hearing from you!