2018 is now well underway and is shaping to be a fast paced, busy year.  All sizes of projects in both the railway and commercial sectors are currently thriving and it is always wonderful to see how many of these are from well-known clients or are subsequent phases of projects that we have already successfully delivered.  SVM’s door is always open for a return visit.


Shore supplies seem to be the hot topic this month as we have been asked to look at their design at five different railway sites across the country.  Works are increasing at Aviemore and Pitlochry for a new project associated with the Highland Mainline Renewals – a scheme with which we are involved in many aspects.  We have been instructed to return for the next phase of works at Stirling Station bridge and also begun to look at some new Station Gateline design following the delivery of several similar projects in previous years.  Still with the Railway we are preparing to undertake station surveys in the Motherwell area; have begun to produce designs for CET installations at various depot locations and are awaiting instruction for bonding works at a station on the South Side of Glasgow.  Commercially this month, advisory services are being provided for a care home in Drumchapel and mechanical design is being carried out for an industrial unit in Eglinton Trading Estate.


Heading up the ongoing projects in February are the lighting renewals project in the Kent area; railway design works on the London to Corby route; station design at Liverpool Lime Street; and – finally coming North of the border – various facets of the large scale renewal works across Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa.  Also progressing well are works at Kings Cross Station in London; several aspects of the Highland Mainline renewals for various clients; and design for railway sites in the Bradford area.  Stirling also sees projects related to the station building and the bridges while we continue to be involved with design revolving around the retail supplies at Glasgow Central Station.  AFA works are still ongoing at multiple stations; lighting works are being undertaken at Haymarket and Waverley; and station car park surveys and subsequent design are now well underway.  Final variations are being closed out for the ECML, WCML and Aberdeen and Inverness IEP Depots projects, while new works concerning the redevelopment of Aberdeen Station are now in progress.  Smaller scale works that are equally important include multiple works at Waverley Station incorporating IECC design, our PE role and site supervision for various non-complex designs.  We also continue to provide design advice at Dundee Station, Partick Station and a well-known Glasgow Rail Depot.  We have a healthy clutch of commercial projects this month with conversion works for an existing building into an office in Dundee; design of ventilation installation at a site in Glasgow’s Broomielaw; and a business park in the Greenock area.  We are continuing works for multiple housing schemes requiring building services design; and works for a primary school in the South of England while  CAD 3D models for further education suites are still a popular request.


Many hands make light work and we are still accepting CVs for an Electrical Engineer so please send your CV to Elise McLean at elise.mclean@svm-glasgow.co.uk and you could be involved in one of these high profile jobs.  Finally, we are saying goodbye this month to Brian Robertson who has just completed a year long contract with us and is returning to sunnier climes in Australia.  We wish him all the best and hope that he has enjoyed his time at SVM.