Originally published January 2016

2016 is now well underway and SVM are back hard at work for another year that we hope will be as challenging and exciting as 2015. Although the parties of the festive season are over, there is plenty to look forward to in the months ahead for everyone at SVM.

New projects arriving early this year include some design for station gateline installations and some external lighting works for Railway Bridges. We have also been asked to return to our old stomping ground at Haymarket for two separate schemes requiring design advice on lighting and power and approach a new phase of works at Dundee Station. In the commercial sector we are looking at some new hotel works both close to home in Glasgow and in Argyll and Bute where site visits have already been undertaken. Looking towards the future, we have also tendered several bids this month for works including railway stabling sheds and subway locations both at home and in London.

There are of course several ongoing projects this month with the large scale works at EGIP, PARR and Motherwell North Signalling Renewals progressing nicely and approaching submission. Also running smoothly are our ‘access for all projects’ at Railways locations across Scotland and LED replacement works at various Scottish stations. We are currently involved in works with several Railway Depots with sites located in the Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perthshire areas under the instruction of various different clients and works include external lighting, boiler works and design. Below ground our site supervision for some of Glasgow Subway’s stations is ongoing and well under control. Stepping off the train, our non-railway projects make for a nice stopping place with Heartlands oil related manufacturing development winding down and works in our neighbouring office buildings winding up while our CAD specialist continues to field any new educations suites requiring 3D modelling.

Looking to the past successful year we are very pleased to have worked with all our clients and collaborators and hope that a fruitful relationship continues into the year ahead. We are all set to make 2016 the best year yet and if you would like to be a part of it, please send an email with your CV to Elise McLean elise.mclean@svm-glasgow.co.uk. Here’s to a Happy New Year.