November 2018 News!

It’s the penultimate news round up of 2018; the lights have been lit in George Square and a giant reindeer is once again guarding the bottom of Miller Street – all of which can only mean one thing: that Christmas time is about to begin once again!  The party season got off to a good start earlier this month with the IRSE Dinner, a very important event in both SVM’s and the Railway Industry’s calendar, at which we were delighted to host two tables.  A big thanks to all the organisers and, of course, to all of our guests for contributing to a very successful evening.


Projects coming late to us this year include works at nearby sites including power monitoring at Polmadie and Queen Street, design at Hillington West station, lighting at Milliken Park Station and mast lighting at Craigentinny Depot.  Further afield in Scotland we have become involved at various depots for works including potable water supplies, fuel road design and shore supplies; temporary platform design at an Ayrshire station; and heading South we are looking at some station works in Doncaster.  Stepping away from the Railway we have also been asked to undertake some lighting design for a Glasgow city centre office.


Ongoing projects that look to be holding on until the end of the year are headed up by containment survey works for Glasgow’s subway stations; various projects associated with the Highland Mainline extension programme, including the new HEP East works; works for the London to Corby route which heads Northwards from London; and the Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa works, with which we are also involved in several capacities.  In the local area we continue to be involved with new modular accommodation design at a Glasgow railway Depot; design for Broomloan Depot; and platform lighting design at Westerton.  Works are approaching completion at Partick Interchange and those at Central Station are still firmly in progress, while Craigentinny Depot remains home to several different projects covering external lighting, fuelling apron lighting and roof works.  Across the rest of Scotland we are making headway with CP6 station building upgrades as well as continuing various works at other stations including Edinburgh Waverley, Dundee and Aberdeen.  The stations are also still busy with a variety of AFA designs and works associated with EV Charging Points.  Involvement  at various Depots across the country is also ongoing with drainage works, shore supplies, LV testing, HST servicing, sump pumps, depot protection and air compressors all still in progress as is design for a train yard in Elgin; while, heading out Scotland, we remain involved with railway locations on the Huddersfield to Bradford Route.  In the commercial sector we remain a part of works associated with Banavie and Goole Swing Bridges – still technically Railway projects but certainly a bit of a change of pace – and our unusual project at Glasgow Clyde Barriers.  CAD 3D models for educations suites are still with us, as is a Sheffield car showroom, design advice provision for a Helensburgh Sports Pavilion, residential units in Edinburgh and a business park near Greenock.


SVM are going fancy for this year’s Christmas lunch with a steak extravaganza at Hutcheson’s on Ingram Street, which should offer some festive fun at the end of a seriously action packed year.  If you fancy a piece of that action (or that steak) then submit your CV to Elise McLean at and look forward to a Merry Christmas!