March is coming to a close and we are heading towards the end of another financial year with a Spring in our step.  2016-2017 has come and gone quickly but it has seen SVM’s involvement in many large scale and high quality projects across the country so a big thank you to all our clients and collaborators for making this another excellent year.


Chasing the March hare into Spring this month are several new projects that, along with our long term old friends, look set to kick off 2017-2018 with a bang.  Extensive works getting underway include the detailed design on three separate projects: Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa; Motherwell and Carstairs and sites in the Highlands; while we have also begun small scale works at Leuchars Station, Bathgate Depot and a further depot in Inverness.  In the London area, we are providing design advice for station cycle shelters and, closer to home, further earthing and bonding advice for station sites has been undertaken.  Site support for station works in Neilston are now underway as is the design for car park extensions in Inverurie and new work at Glasgow Central Station.  Access for All works at various station sites are still in motion with Hamilton Station reaching completion and a new phase of works begun at Westerton.  The railway has been dominant in March but we have still managed to remain involved in the commercial sector with initial enquiries being fielded for works in an industrial estate in Aberdeen and a property of historical interest in Dunkeld.


Ongoing this month are several large scale projects including railway design works in Yorkshire; new E&P design for a scheme in the Scottish borders; the HEP project; depot designs in the Highlands and ECML junction supplies in the Edinburgh area.  Edinburgh Waverley Station is still a home away from home with works continuing for the concourse lighting, various non-complex designs, the signalling centre and all works associated with the EGIP project.  Motherwell North Signalling Renewals, Slateford Depot and Polmadie and Rutherglen Renewals have survived the winter as has design for various facets of works at Dundee Station.  Partick Interchange and design for a Glasgow Stabling shed are still in progress, while in the London area we are approaching completion on the design for recently surveyed railway sites.  Still in their infancy this month are design involving shore supplies and a lighting renewals project, both in the South of England, and design of multiple station car parks.  Stepping away from the Railway this Spring we are continuing to provide advice for electrical works in Glasgow’s West End; one of Scotland’s larger football stadiums and a property in Carlisle following recent flood damage.  CAD 3D modelling services are still on the go for various school sites across the country and we continue to be involved in works for an EPC in a Glasgow theatre location.


Everyone is Springing into action to deliver the best service possible for all of these exciting projects – and we have received a little help, with Brian Robertson joining the team for a temporary stint as Senior Electrical Engineer.  We would like to welcome him to SVM and are sure that he will be a real asset over the coming months.