Finally a bit of sunshine has made it feel like summer might just be on its way.  But before everyone starts reaching for the sun-cream and breaking out the Bermuda shorts there is still plenty work to be done in the SVM office.


New projects joining us for the summer again include a healthy mix of Railway and Commercial works.  On the Railway side we are just about to kick off another project revolving around the large scale Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa scheme, this time addressing the stations.  We have been asked to look at electrical upgrades at various railway locations and some platform alcove lighting, while we’ve also looked at designing some proposed modular accommodation at a major Depot location.  This month has also seen us asked back for further works at some familiar sites from the past including Portobello, Broughty Ferry, Glasgow Queen St and Haymarket and Inverness, where further electrical surveys have been requested.  Commercial projects have also been on the rise in May with office surveys in Edinburgh City Centre being undertaken and design being produced for a fuel depot in the Campbeltown area.  We have also been approached to provide design advice for a high profile site on Glasgow’s up and coming riverside, some industrial units in East Kilbride and, finally, bounced back for some additional design advice at a Glasgow trampoline park.


Sticking with us through Spring are a lot of large scale projects that are nearing submission stage or completion such as design for CET installations at various depot locations; railway design works on the London to Corby route and at Kings Cross Station; Dundee Station Ticket Office refurbishment and station ventilation in the Oban area.  Retail and operational supplies at Glasgow Central Station are still in full swing as are works at Stirling Station covering step free access and the station forecourt.  Haymarket and Inverness depots are seeing a lot of activity with projects surrounding shore supplies, depot protection and LV surveys while Waverley Station continues to see works associated with the IECC, water supplies, lighting, PE duties and site supervision.  The shore supplies theme continues across sites including Dundee, and Reading and across the central belt we are continuing with station car park design, CCTV design and LED surveys.  Another summer blockbuster is the Highland Mainline project with which we are involved in several areas for different clients including step free access, platform alteration and signalling power supplies.  Works at Partick Station are still going strong as are those a Glasgow Rail Depot, SDA, Aberdeen Station refurbishment and containment works on the Glasgow subways.  Down South, projects are still ongoing in May with lighting renewals in the Kent area, design at Liverpool Lime Street and several railway sites on the Huddersfield to Bradford route.  As if that wasn’t enough, we are also increasingly involved in the commercial sector this month with design advice provision for kitchen extract issues at a restaurant in Campbeltown; an Edinburgh hotel following flood damage; security issues at an industrial unit in Livingston; and ventilation installation at a site in Glasgow’s Broomielaw.  CAD 3D models for education suites are showing no signs of taking a summer holiday and we continue to provide EPC works for a sports pavilion in Helensburgh; a business park near Greenock and an industrial unit in Eglinton Trading Estate.


With such a healthy portfolio SVM can always use another good engineer, especially mechanical and electrical engineers at the assistant level.  If you would like to be involved in any of the above, please submit your CV to Elise McLean at  It could just provide the Spring in you career that you’ve been looking for.