Autumn is here and it hardly seems possible that we can be speeding towards the end of year another year. However, as we approach the final quarter everyone at SVM is revitalised from summer getaways and ready to get stuck into an ever increasing portfolio of projects.
As usual we have a healthy supply of new Railway projects this month and there is more than a sense of déjà vu around many of the sites. Edinburgh Waverley, which was, at one time, our home away from home has once again involved us in four new projects running concurrently within the station and it is an acquaintance that we are very happy to renew. We have been asked to return for further MDU works in Paisley, platform enhancements in Dundee, additions to the MNSR project and further earthing and bonding surveys at various stations across the central belt – all of which are also projects or sites with which we have a successful history. Partick and Glasgow Central stations are also familiar locations for which we have been asked to return to look at escalator lighting and on top of all of this we are currently awaiting the outcome of some tenders for large scale works across the Railway infrastructure including junction supplies, depot works and 650 supplies. Just to make sure we don’t get too cosy on the rails, we have also begun to look at fresh works in the commercial sector this month, including signage in a shopping centre and an office refurbishment in one of our neighbouring buildings.
Our busiest ongoing projects this month are led by the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project, with which we are involved in various capacities and the Reston ECML works that are now beginning to gather momentum. Also continuing this month are our Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa works; the temporary ticket office refurbishment associated with the high profile project at Glasgow Queen Street Station and Access for All works at multiple stations across the country. Motherwell North Signalling and Polmadie and Rutherglen renewals are still in the background as are various works are at Glasgow Central and Queen St Stations; a railway installation in Glencoe and Depot external lighting works. Improvements at Partick Interchange are progressing well as are stabling shed works at a Glasgow depot and site support for the Glasgow subway. In the commercial sector design at a Glasgow trampoline park is still bouncing along while works continue for the production of 3D CAD models for more school sites; design for hotel sites in Taynuilt and Glasgow, and for a property in Carlisle in the wake of recent flood damage.
Once again, it is extremely gratifying to see so many repeat clients and projects among our portfolio and we are always delighted to follow a project through its various phases. So many thanks to all of you ‘frequent flyers’ out there with whom we have had so much success and we look forward to delivering more great projects with you in the future.