Originally published September 2015

While summer decided to take a year off this year, Autumn is already beginning to make its presence felt as September rolls steadily onwards. Holidays are finishing up in the office and everyone is ready to get their heads down and make the last quarter of the year another busy and successful period for SVM Glasgow.

Projects blowing in with the Autumn leaves include further LED replacement works at several railway station sites while tenders are in progress for further subway works; a railway scheme in the Darlington area and three rail sites in Southern England. In the commercial sector we have become involved in further works for tenant fit outs of buildings in our own neighbourhood and an office refurbishment in Glasgow City Centre for a new client. In a more industrial vein, we have also become involved in some design works for a warehouse on the outskirts of Glasgow – a site with which we were previously involved a very long time ago.

As well as these, ongoing projects for September include EGIP works taking place between Glasgow and Edinburgh and several AFA schemes at various railway locations across Scotland, all of which are progressing well. Staying on the rails we have achieved most deliverables for Motherwell North Signalling Renewals and we are geared up to begin extensive survey works for a major railway depot. Current works on the Glasgow subway are ongoing while we are almost at completion on projects involving PSPs and UPSs on some major railway sites in the Edinburgh area. Coming off the rails, we are still involved with building warrant works for a house on the Isle of Bute and this month’s works for our oil related manufacturing development at Heartlands have also been of a Building Warrant nature. We continue to provide design advice for commercial premises in the North of Glasgow; produce survey results for multiple higher education facilities and carry out design works for various office buildings.

As usual, September has seen the event that marks the beginning of that slippery slope to Christmas – the booking of the SVM Christmas lunch. This year we have opted for a Mongolian feast at Kublai Khan where they apparently serve everything. Which is just as well as we sometimes have trouble getting served towards the end of the night!