Like the rest of Scotland, SVM battled the Beast from the East and emerged victorious!  We were able to continue to provide services throughout some of the worst weather in recent memory through a combination of remote working solutions and a few hardy souls willing to don their snow shoes and come into the office by foot.  We are proud that due to the hard work and dedication of the whole team, we weathered the storm with as little disruption as possible – which is lucky as March has been another busy month to top off the financial year.


We have a veritable blizzard of new projects this month with Haymarket in Edinburgh providing works related to both the shore supplies and water supplies design; and further works being undertaken at Aviemore and Pitlochry revolving around step free access requirements.  Several separate small scale projects across multiple station sites have arisen this month with works including LED redevelopment, lux level surveys, bonding of shelters and car park CCTV design.  We are also at the tender stage for several projects this month including works at a Glasgow MDU and station containment works.  In the commercial sector we have been instructed to carry out further CAD 3D model production for a new education site in Dunoon while EPC works have been requested for a sports pavilion in the Helensburgh area.


The biggest projects still with us this month include shore supplies design at a number of railway sites; various facets of the Highland Mainline project for separate clients; the lighting renewals project in the Kent area; and railway design works on the London to Corby route.  Design for CET installations at various depot locations is now well underway, while we continue to make good headway on various facets of the large scale renewal works across Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa.  Works at King’s Cross Station are progressing well and, also South of the Border, we are approaching completion on station design at Liverpool Lime Street and several railway sites on the Huddersfield to Bradford route.  ECML, WCML and Aberdeen and Inverness Depots projects are still coming to a close this month, while works at Aberdeen station are just getting underway.  We are still busy across the central belt with station gateline design at multiple sites and works at Stirling station covering both the station building and footbridge.  AFA works are ongoing at several locations as are multiple car park surveys and design; while works continue for Dundee Station, Partick Station and a well-known Glasgow Rail Depot.  In Edinburgh we have a lot still happening at Haymarket and Waverley Stations with lighting works, IECC design, PE role and site supervision for various non-complex designs; while on our home turf, projects at Glasgow Central Station are still very much in progress.  Just to prove that we don’t have a one track mind, our commercial schemes are also still ongoing 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.  Works for multiple housing schemes requiring building services design; and works for a primary school in the South of England are making good progress, while we are still providing advisory services for a care home in Drumchapel; mechanical design for an industrial unit in Eglinton Trading Estate; and CAD 3D models for education suites


We are still accepting CVs for an Electrical Engineer so, if you have consultancy and Railway experience, please send your CV to Elise McLean at and see what it’s like to be part of the SVM team.  This month has also seen us say goodbye to Bran Greene who has moved on to pastures new after 6 years with SVM.  We wish him all the best and hope that he has enjoyed his time at SVM.