The long awaited arrival of summer has things heating up in the SVM office but it’s not just the mercury that’s rising – our profile is growing too with another of our projects receiving industry recognition. Glasgow Queen Street Station’s tunnel is a site with which we have been involved in various capacities over the years with our most recent involvement being through Jacobs on a project that was named Most Innovative Transport Project of the Year at this month’s Scottish Transport Awards. SVM are proud to have been able to collaborate with such an excellent team and hope that we can achieve similar success together in the future.

June has brought some new projects into the office with lift design works being undertaken in Headingley and Scunthorpe while we have also been asked to look at information points at stations along the Caledonia Sleeper route. In non-railway projects, we have also been asked to undertake design at an office building in Edinburgh City Centre – one with which we have been involved very successfully in the past – and also been approached by a new client to provide design advice for a lighting scheme in Glasgow’s East End..

Projects summering with us include large scale works across multiple railway sites in the Bradford area, ECML and WCML Junction Supplies, Access for All works at various sites and various facets of the EGIP project. Glasgow’s main stations are keeping us busy with various projects currently underway at both Glasgow Central and Queen Street. Edinburgh Waverley Station is just as busy for us with various non complex design projects at site supervision stage, ongoing design for the taxi rank and concourse lighting and works at the IECC. Up North, the design for two major railway depots is approaching completion, while a new phase of works on the Highland Mainline is just beginning. Closer to home, detailed design works are progressing well at Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa, and Motherwell and Carstairs while we remain involved in projects at Slateford, PARR, MNSR and Dundee. Works at Perth, Leuchars and Fort William have reached tender stage and we are gaining momentum on heating design for a station site in Girvan. We also hope to see the beginning of design for shore supplies and a lighting renewals project in the South of England. Non-Railway works continue to include design for a Glasgow office building, and industrial sites in Wishaw and Aberdeen. We continue to provide design advice for electrical works at a high profile site in the West End of Glasgow. We continue to advise on M&E matters following flood damage at properties in Carlisle and provide CAD 3D modelling services for education suites

Finally this month, SVM staff got to get dirty when several of the staff took part in the Tough Mudder. We’re delighted that everyone survived and made it across the finish line!