SVM are an independent, award-winning, energy-centric building services design consultancy, specialising in mechanical, engineering, lighting and public health. With a creative team of engineers, designers and technical specialists, we provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and potential design challenges within buildings.

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60+

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

400+

PROJECTS
COMPLETED

6

OFFICES
UK-WIDE

100+

CONSULTANT
ENGINEERS

24

AWARDS &
COMMENDATIONS

"As a fully cohesive, multi-disciplinary engineering
consultancy, our teams have a formidable track record.
For over 60 years we have been designing high quality, sympathetic, precise and cost-effective solutions for
an impressive client portfolio on projects of all scopes
and sizes."

"As a fully cohesive, multi-disciplinary engineering
consultancy, our teams have a formidable track record.
For over 60 years we have been designing high quality,
sympathetic, precise and cost-
effective solutions for
an impressive client portfolio
on projects of all scopes
and sizes."

Trusted by over 250 clients

WE ARE A HIGHLY-SKILLED AND ENTHUSIASTIC ENGINEERING DESIGN CONSULTANCY WHOSE CONSIDERABLE EXPERTISE INFORMS OUR ETHOS OF “INSPIRING THOUGHTFUL DESIGN” ON EVERY PROJECT WE UNDERTAKE.

We view buildings not as static structures, but as spaces which are able to adapt to environmental changes and usage patterns.

Portfolio

Our portfolio of current and recent projects range from extensive mixed-use developments (comprising luxury residences, retail and offices) to high-profile museums, libraries, listed buildings, royal household properties and many other national treasures.

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01

• Full Mechanical design works (RIBA stage 1-7)
• Mechanical performance specifications and
scope of works (RIBA stage 1-3)
• Air conditioning & comfort cooling plant
• Mains cold water & boosted cold water systems
• Renewable & sustainable solutions
• Heat generation plant
• Hot & cold-water distribution

• Full Mechanical design works (RIBA
stage 1-7)
• Mechanical performance specifications
and scope of works (RIBA stage 1-3)
• Air conditioning & comfort cooling plant
• Mains cold water & boosted cold water systems
• Renewable & sustainable solutions
• Heat generation plant 
• Hot & cold-water distribution
• District heating and combined heat
& power generation
• Hot water generation plant
• Gas distribution systems
• Car park ventilation designs
• Above ground drainage
• Building management & control systems


engineering:
MECHANICAL

1 / 5

• District heating and combined heat &
power generation
• Hot water generation plant
• Gas distribution systems
• Car park ventilation designs
• Above ground drainage
• Building management & control systems

• Full Electrical design works (RIBA stage 1-7)
• Electrical performance specifications and
scope of works (RIBA stage 1-3)
• Mains and sub-mains power distribution
• Cable containment systems
• Small power & ancillary services
• Internal & external lighting systems
• Emergency lighting systems
• Specialist lighting design and control systems

02

ENGINEERING:
ELECTRICAL

ENGINEERING:
ELECTRICAL

• Full Electrical design works (RIBA stage 1-7)
• Electrical performance specifications and
scope of works (RIBA stage 1-3)
• Mains and sub-mains power distribution
• Cable containment systems
• Small power & ancillary services
• Internal & external lighting systems
• Emergency lighting systems
• Specialist lighting design and control systems
• Lightning protection systems
• Data & communications services
• Earthing and bonding requirements
• Standby generation & UPS systems
• LV power supplies & distribution systems
• Renewable technology power requirements
• Power and controls wiring associated with
mechanical services systems

2/ 5

• Lightning protection systems
• Data & communications services
• Earthing and bonding requirements
• Standby generation & UPS systems
• LV power supplies & distribution systems
• Renewable technology power requirements
• Power and controls wiring associated with
mechanical services systems

03

• Building Regulations UK
Part L (BRUKL)
• Standard Assessment Procedure
(SAP) Residential
• Wellbeing strategies
• Low and zero carbon design
• Advice on BREEAM and
PASSIVHAUS
• Simplified Building Energy
Modelling (SBEM) Commercial
• Daylight studies

environmental

ENVIRONMENTAL

3 / 5

04

• Pre-acquisition
• Acceptance and compliance
• General condition
• Dilapidation’s
• Commissioning management
• SAP, SBEM & EPC’s
• Site services
• Feasibility studies
• Design inspections
• Auditing surveys
• Technical appraisals
• As installed
• Capacity issues
• Technical services management
• Incoming utilities

ANALYSIS:

ANALYSIS

4/ 5

Detailed Surveys and Reports

05

• Vertical transportation
• Fire engineering
• Strategic operational management
• Development of PPM and
CBM systems
• Facilities management advice
and management
• Computational Fluid
Dynamics (CFD)

SPECIALIST

SPECIALIST

5/ 5

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OUR SERVICES

Delivering original, innovative and exciting solutions for our
clients nationwide

The understanding between engineer and architect is essential if the required new boundaries of modern building design are to be achieved whilst delivering beautiful architecture. Our partnership with SVM, which extends beyond 10 years, is a living example of how close, cross-discipline collaboration creates the results that allow innovative design to be realised.

The relationship between SPPARC and SVM is anchored by the clear and professional advice their team is able to provide from the outset of a project whilst their approachability and can-do attitude makes SVM a rare consultancy and a pleasure to work with.

Trevor D. Morriss, Principal at SPPARC ARCHITECTURE

1/4

We initially appointed SVM to undertake the energy strategy and building services designs for our Edgbaston development. Over the 3-year period of our working relationship we have found them to be a knowledgeable team who have added real value to our fast-moving development and expansion programme. SVM are now responsible for the M&E designs for 11 of our current 13 live development sites.

The team at SVM work hard to keep our other retained consultants (including one other M&E consultant) informed of opportunities to improve our product. During regular meetings their team provide us with guidance and advice on performance enhancing and energy saving techniques, often supported by explanatory models and calculations enabling us to make informed decisions and refinements.

- AUDLEY RETIREMENT VILLAGES

2/4

These days, higher education is a competitive market. In Crome Court, we have a visually stunning, environmentally advanced and efficient student residence that perfectly complements our academic reputation. We’ve worked with SVM BSD on a number of projects and here, yet again, they delivered to the highest standards.

Adam Simpson – Head of Engineering & Infrastructure, The University of East Anglia

3/4

We work with SVM BSD not only for the skills and experience they bring to the job, but also for their enthusiasm and customer service. It’s always been a delight to work with them.

John Parkin – Associate Director, Carmel UK Ltd. J Sainsbury’s

4/4

CLIENT REVIEWS

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The Building Society
55 Whitfield Street
Fitzrovia
London, W1T 4AH

london@svm-bsd.co.uk
020 7377 9007

London

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1 Weekley Wood Close
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN14 1UQ

kettering@svm-bsd.co.uk
01536 403304

Kettering

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Suite 210, Fort Dunlop
Fort Parkway
Birmingham
B24 9FD

birmingham@svm-bsd.co.uk
0121 7493509

Birmingham

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Chiltern House
184 High Street
Berkhamsted
Hertfordshire, HP4 3AP

sales@svm.co.uk
01442 869369


Berkhamsted

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Suite D2, Magnetic House
Media Village
Waterfront Quay
Salford Quays, M50 3XW

manchester@svm-bsd.co.uk
0161 872 8383

Manchester

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Stirling House
Cambridge Innovation Park
Denny End Road
Waterbeach
Cambridge CB25 9PB

cambridge@svm-bsd.co.uk
01223 813438

Cambridge

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