This has been another busy month at SVM with Autumn shaping up to be incredibly productive and eventually leading us all into a very merry Christmas.  As well as making great headway on established projects, September has also seen many additional works being awarded and the inception of several new schemes that will be keeping us warm right through the winter.


New projects this month include some shore supplies’ design and involvement on a new phase of the Stirling Dunblane and Alloa project for two separate new clients, whom we are happy to add to our portfolio.  We have provided some ASP design for a railway site in the South of England and begun to look at the E&P services associated with a level crossing in the Edinburgh area.  As well as these, we have also been asked to return for the next phase of design works for an unusual site in beautiful Glencoe, which is vital to the running of the West Highland line; and a swing bridge in Fort William area.  Away from the railway we have also been asked by a long time architectural client to provide advice for a new office building in the North of Glasgow.


Ongoing projects that have been keeping us the most busy this month are the station design at a site in Liverpool; large scale design works in the Bradford area; design for sites along the Highland Mainline; and a lighting renewals project in the South of England.  Waverley station has also been very busy as we have begun a new role within the ongoing works, while various non-complex designs, lighting designs and site supervision are still in progress.  Extensive design works for the WCML, ECML and Edinburgh IECC are still with us and are in the process of reaching AFC status, while works revolving around the station manager’s office at Glasgow Queen St are continuing as part of the station’s massive refurbishment programme.  We are still providing design advice for sites in the Slateford area – both as part of our long term involvement with the signalling renewal works and for some more recent power LOC alterations – and we are still on hand for various facets of the Motherwell Signalling Renewals Project.  New sites falling under the umbrella of the Access for All works are still arising; the feasibility study project at a Glasgow Rail Depot is now well underway; and bonding design/site supervision at Neilston station is progressing well.  Nearing completion this month are platform lighting assessments at two major Scottish station sites; works at Dundee station; and design at Aberdeen and Inverness depots.  Non railway projects still with us in September are our ongoing production of CAD 3D models for education suites; provision of some design advice following an incident at St Andrew’s university and an office building in Edinburgh city centre; and undertaking works for industrial sites in Wishaw and Aberdeen.


It’s officially Autumn – because the SVM Christmas lunch is now booked; with an afternoon at Sapporo Teppanyaki gaining the majority vote.  There will be no empty seats at this event as we are pleased to announce two new members of the SVM team.  Colin Sewell and Craig Lennon have joined us as Electrical Engineer and CAD Operator respectively and we wish them the best of luck in their new positions and hope that their time at SVM is rewarding.