September 2018 News!

Summer definitely seems to have made its departure and Autumn is now making its presence felt in Glasgow.  However, we’re not just turning the heating up in the SVM office; our project portfolio and productivity also continues to rise with increasing numbers of clients returning to us for their ongoing design requirements,  Its gratifying to know that clients continue to find their way back to us no matter the season!


New this September at SVM are works including CP6 building upgrades at multiple sites across Scotland; HEP East design covering the main railway routes in the East of Scotland and additional lighting design associated with the platform extension at Westerton station.  Locally we have undertaken projects involving power monitoring and new modular accommodation at a Glasgow railway Depot, while further North we have begun to look at wheel lathe design in Inverness and works revolving around a train yard in Elgin.  Also this month, and for a bit of fun, we have become involved in design for a swing bridge in the Goole area.


Evergreen projects this month are still led by the surveys and reports for EVCPs; containment survey works for Glasgow’s subway stations; various projects associated with the Highland Mainline extension programme and Grip 5 works for the London to Corby route which heads Northwards from London.  MDUs at Carstairs and Shettleston continue to progress, as do drainage works at Perth Depot and various remaining facets of the Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa works.  Edinburgh Waverley is still a hot spot for SVM with water supplies works, PE duties, ramp and walkway services and site supervision still ongoing; while we are progressing CCTV and lighting design for a station approach path and AFA works at Multiple stations.  A project involving flood warning telemetry continues to be an interesting addition to our portfolio while old favourites Partick Interchange, Dundee Station, Glasgow Central retail and Aberdeen Station refurbishment are making steady progress.  Works at Broomloan Depot are gathering momentum this month while other depots at Haymarket, Craigentinny and Inverness remain busy with design for shore supplies, fuelling apron lighting, LV testing, HST servicing, sump pumps, roof works, depot protection and air compressors.  We remain heavily involved South of the Border in September with works continuing for railway depots in Liverpool and Worcester; railway locations on the Huddersfield to Bradford route and ramping up for various sites on lines through London.  Finally, for a slight break from the Railway, we are still providing CAD 3D models for education suites; nearing completion on a car showroom in Sheffield and really getting to grips with some exciting works at the River Clyde barriers.  Works for a sports pavilion in Helensburgh are still ongoing along with some residential units in Edinburgh and a business park near Greenock.


It’s scary how quickly the time is slipping by with SVM’s Christmas lunch due to be booked in the next week, which definitely indicates that we’re hurtling towards the end of another year.  So don’t let any more time escape if you are excited about any of our above projects – you could still be part of the team here if you have building services design (with a mechanical bias) in a consultancy setting.  CVs are still able to be submitted to Elise McLean at – it could really warm up your Autumn!