The seasons are passing by disturbingly quickly but May has at last brought us a little sunshine to usher in the summer.  It’s fitting too, as with, new clients and projects making great headway, everything inside the SVM office is looking just as bright!


New projects in May are mostly in the Railway sector with detailed design being requested for Access for All sites, site supervision works for various small schemes at Waverley and some heating design for a station site in Girvan.  Back in Glasgow’s two main stations we have become involved in works associated with the station manager’s office at Queen St and we have been asked to take an expansive look at the power supplies for Glasgow Central station.  As well as these we have also been approached by new clients in the commercial sector for initial input on a hotel project in Glasgow City Centre.


Projects carrying on into the summer are made up by a high level of works at the three sites in Edinburgh Waverley, Inverness and Glasgow Central.  Several different projects are underway at these sites including taxi rank and concourse lighting, design associated with the creation of a new training room, IECC design advice, depot design and station surveys.  As well as Inverness we are also spending time across the Highlands in Aberdeen and other railway locations along the Highland mainline.  Moving into the central belt we are heavily involved in many projects including detailed design for Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa, and Motherwell and Carstairs.  Initial submission has been reached for our large scheme in the Scottish borders and we continue to be involved with ECML junction supplies in the Edinburgh area.  EGIP, Motherwell North Signalling Renewals, Slateford and PARR works all continue to roll along in the background as do Dundee station works and AFA sites.  We are also gaining momentum on station designs at Perth, Leuchars and Fort William and continuing to provide office based site support for works at Neilston.  Finally, crossing the border and heading South, we are making good progress with design for multiple railway sites in the Bradford area, advice for station cycle shelters and are becoming involved in design for shore supplies and a lighting renewals project.  Away from the Railway we are maintaining a good presence in the commercial sector with works in a Glasgow office building, and industrial sites in Wishaw and Aberdeen.  We continue to provide design advice for a property of historical interest in Dunkeld and for electrical works at a high profile site in Glasgow’s trendy West End.  We continue to advise on M&E matters following flood damage at properties in Carlisle and provide CAD 3D modelling services for education suites while our project at one of Scotland’s larger football stadiums has now reached completion.


It’s going to be a busy summer at SVM and some of those holidays are already in sight with staff members planning to jet off to Croatia, Tenerife, America and also bike across Europe (guess who)!  However, it will always be business as usual at the SVM Glasgow office – just hopefully a little more tanned!