October 2018 News!

October finds SVM Glasgow as busy as ever with projects covering several different, challenging areas filling up the darkening Autumn days.  There is, however, a lot to look forward to over the next few weeks with the main highlight being attendance at the IRSE Scotland Dinner at the beginning of November, an evening which is firmly established as the largest annual rail industry event in Scotland.  Following our sponsorship of this event last year, we are delighted to be returning as guests for an excellent evening with some of our greatest clients and collaborators.


Meanwhile, October has seen some projects blossoming that are unusual entries in SVM’s busy portfolio.  Glasgow Clyde Barriers and Goole Swing Bridge have proved to be interesting works with a high learning curve and a fascinating look at some Victorian era engineering which is still at work today.  We are now working hard to produce design solutions that will enhance these enduring sites with which it has been a privilege to be involved.  We are sure that all of our designs will prove to have a similar longevity!


Just as important are all of the other projects keeping us this busy this month, the largest of which including containment survey works for Glasgow’s subway stations; various projects associated with the Highland Mainline extension programme, railway locations on the Huddersfield to Bradford Route and Grip 5 works for the London to Corby route which heads Northwards from London.  Works involving new modular accommodation at a Glasgow railway Depot, design for Broomloan Depot, and wheel lathe design in Inverness have all started with good progress in October, as have platform lighting design at Westerton and drainage works at Perth Depot.  We continue to keep a supervisory eye on Waverley Station while Partick Interchange, Dundee Station, Glasgow Central retail, SDA and Aberdeen Station refurbishment all still remain in hand.  AFA works continue to be undertaken across multiple railway sites and Haymarket, Inverness and Craigentinny Depots remain lively with several different works taking place across shore supplies, fuelling apron lighting, LV testing, HST servicing, sump pumps, roof works, depot protection and air compressors.  Easing towards the finish line this month are projects involving surveys and reports for EVCPs and flood warning telemetry, while CP6 station building upgrades, HEP East and Elgin Train Yard are just commencing.  As well as the high speed realm of the Railway, we have also maintained commercial projects including the faithful CAD 3D models for educations suites and a Sheffield car showroom, while design advice provision for a Helensburgh Sports Pavilion, residential units in Edinburgh and a business park near Greenock are all still ongoing.


Halloween is just around the corner and so far the only paranormal activity in the SVM Office is how quickly the sweets keep vanishing!  However if you think a ghostly presence could be scared off by the physical presence  of a new assistant mechanical engineer or electrical engineer (and you have building services design experience in a consultancy) then who you gonna call?  SVM!  Or better yet, submit your CV to Elise McLean at elise.mclean@svm-glasgow.co.uk.  At SVM it’s all treats and no tricks – honest!