Case Studies


 RAF Marham

Argon has secured this new and exciting project with the Ministry of Defence at RAF Marham, Kings Lynn. The Ministry of Defence have invested £135m in new facilities in preparation for the arrival of the F-35B Lightning II aircraft in 2018 which will keep the nation safe.

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The New Slough Leisure Centre

Argon has been recently awarded a multi utility installation contract. They partner with the main contractor Morgan Sindall in order to deliver this excellent high tech leisure centre for Slough Borough Council.  Argon will project manage and oversee the installation of all new utility services to site along with Slough Heating & Power.

Works consist of the installation of a new low pressure gas service, new 63mm water supply and new LV electrical supply along with a 500 kVA transformer at the Slough Leisure Centre in Slough.

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Argon collaborate with Energy Assets

Over the summer, Argon Utility Solutions were awarded a number of different projects by Energy Assets, the UK’s leading meter installers. The works consisted of a number of gas installations across a number of schools, hospitals, hotels and restaurants around the UK.

Our first project was at The New Rugby School in Rugby. Argon were asked to supply and install across site approximately 45mts x 63mm MDPE low pressure gas service to rise above ground and terminate internally with a 50mm emergency control valve.

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Xmas Party 2017!

The Argon team enjoyed their annual Christmas party on Friday 8th December at Willen Lake Milton Keynes. The Midnight in Monte Carlo themed evening provided by Best Parties Ever, included a 4 course meal, plenty of dancing and ….

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Bedford Riverside

Argon were recently awarded a new and exciting project at Bedford Riverside, to provide gas to both commercial retail units and domestic dwellings at the exciting redevelopment of Bedford town centre.

The team installed forty five new low pressure domestic services and fifteen new commercial services. All work was completed in a timely and professional manner and Argon have recently been asked to install another low pressure service to the site.

The Site is now occupied by major retailers, Wagamama and Premier inn and VUE cinemas to name but a few. This new redevelopment area is now a focal point of Bedford town centre. The team are proud to of been given the opportunity to redevelop Bedford into the 21st century entertainment venue.

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GLP Eagle Farm, Milton Keynes

Argon Utility Solutions have been contracted by Barton Construction on behalf of Kelly Taylor Associates and Gazeley to install a new medium pressure mains service and meter for the new buildings at Eagle Farm, Milton Keynes. Eagle Farm North is located approximately 5km to the east of Milton Keynes city centre.The site forms part of a major mixed use development allocation for approximately 2900 homes and 80 acres of employment land in the Milton Keynes Core Strategy. The scheme has been designed to protect the alignment of Milton Keynes to the Bedford Canal which is a regionally important community project.

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Midland Road Bedford

This project saw Argon working in the domestic gas market again, teaming up with James Gill Developments.

They were asked to install a new low pressure gas service to eight new dwellings. Argon were chosen to complete the work based on our competitive pricing and professionalism it getting the job done in a timely and cost effective manner.

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Brentford FC

Argon Utility Solutions finally started work on the new medium pressure gas main for the new Brentford Football Club and surrounding retail and housing development. After being appointed as the projects gas infrastructure provider back in 2014 the Argon have teamed up with Willmott Dixon the primary contractor and the stadium build specialist Buckingham Group Contracting.

Phase one of the installation saw Argon install 180 meters of 180mm approach gas main to site which was challenging to say the least. Argon had to work cohesively with the local authorities of both London Boroughs of Hounslow and TFL. The first major challenge was to cross the 100 year old Kew Bridges with the use of an old abandoned steal main with an entry and exit pit at either end.

After successfully crossing Kew Bridge the team were tasked with finding the gas which was located 4 meters below ground level. All works were halted when the highly trained main and service layer identified that there was a leak on the MP Syphon. National Grid were called out to carry out the repair on their MP Syphon before the final connection was carried out.

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Argon Partner with Hastoe Housing

Argon Utility Solutions enter the domestic gas installation market. Having teamed up with Housing Association giants, Hastoe Housing, Argon have been awarded 3 projects to install 148 new gas services across 3 sites, in Hertfordshire, Bognor Regis and Tunbridge Wells.

Argon were selected as a result of their competitive pricing structure but most importantly for their professional and comprehensive end to end installation delivery methodology which has seen services been installed successfully in a professional manner for Linden Homes , Northampton Saints RFC and Forterra to name but a few. This will hopefully see more work materialising in the domestic marking after Argon have been a dominant player in the commercial market.

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Nailstone Colliery/AlRajhi United

 

Having recently teamed up Northamptonshire-based developers Curtis Hall and investment partners AlRajhi United Argon Utility Solutions were awarded the works to install a new medium main and 4 new medium pressure gas services at the former Nailstone Colliery site, in north west Leicestershire.

Work has started on a 55-acre warehousing site which could create between 1,000 and 2,000 jobs. Groundworks are under way at Midas 22 on the former site of Nailstone Colliery. Developers have planning permission for three warehouses on the site, which sits a couple of miles south of the vast Interlink logistics park at Bardon Hill, where tenants include Volvo, Laura Ashley and DHL.

Work preparing the site has begun and should be completed later this summer.

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Desford – Forterra

Argon has again teamed up with Forterra formerly known as Hanson Brick works the country’s biggest and leading brick manufacturer. Argon have been tasked to install yet another new low pressure gas service at the Forterra brickworks at their Desford site after the installation of a similar gas service at the companies Measham brickworks.

Both sites are upgrading their respective Kilns in order to cope with the growing demand for bricks in the UK and Europe.

It will see the Agon team using the directional drilling technique to install over 1200 meters worth of 250mm MP MDPE. Argon will also act as consultants for Forterra and manage all reinforcement works involved on both projects.

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Kent’s Hill Primary School

Argon have been recently awarded a multi utility installation contract to install the Gas, Water and Electric at the new Kent’s Hill Primary School in Milton Keynes. The new school will be able to accommodate up to 330 students. A nursery for up to 26 children will also be created at the site on Timbold Drive, which is right next to The Open University.

Argon will team up with main contractor Willmott Dixon in order the deliver this wonderful and impressive new school in the heart of Buckinghamshire.

They will project manage and installation of the multi utilities with the support of their ICP and WIRS partners NDC Utilities and M&S Services.

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Argon Corporate Day 2016

The Argon annual corporate day took place this year at Wolverhampton Races. A select number of clients were entertained with a four course meal in one of the private suites overlooking the courses finish line. There were seven races that span over the afternoon and evening for which everyone had the pleasure in trying to picking the winner! Much fun was had by all. The night’s entertainment was topped off with an hours performance from one of the UK’s most popular boy bands. The one and only Busted!!!

A great time was had by all….. a few photo’s from the evening of some of the horse experts and party animals !!

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G- Park Doncaster Development

G-Park Doncaster is a development located at West Moor Park, an established distribution centre located on junction 4 of the M18 in Doncaster.  The scheme already has over 2.5m square feet (232,255 square metres) of existing distribution development occupied by the likes of Ikea, Next plc, Anglo Beef Products and Fellowes to name but a few.

As part of the centres expansion, Argon Utility Solutions were appointed as the UIP tasked with the installation of a new medium gas main, service and 38M meter module to the new Next PLC. These works were carried out under the watchful eye of both the National Grid Network Control auditors and GIRS Lloyds Assessor for Argon Utility Solutions medium pressure accreditation.

The Argon team managed to carry out the works successfully meeting the high standards set out by both National Grid and GIRS cementing the businesses growing reputation for its professional installations. The Next PLC building now has a service which will provide them with gas to heat their unit.

 

 

Leicester Tigers RFC new west side

Leicester Tigers RFC has appointed the Buckingham Group as their primary building contractor to build the clubs new west stand. The additional seating will increase the grounds capacity by a further 3,000 seats.

As part of the west stand’s extensive development Argon Utility Solutions were given the responsibility of installing a new low pressure gas service to power the clubs boiler system and new kitchen facility. The work also consisted of the disconnection of the existing services in order for the old stand to be dismantled safely.

The date for the service installation was extremely challenging, however the Argon installation team were able to push themselves in order to meet it. This has allowed the Buckingham Group sufficient time to commissioned the stand in time for the Tigers to host their home game with the Harlequins on the 25th October 2015.

 

 

Prologis Heathrow Sheds DC4, DC5 and DC5C

Requirement: BAA had a requirement to meet the demands of the rapidly expanding retail and service industries at Heathrow Airport. Their aim was to achieve this with a cost-efficient, purpose-built off-site consolidation centre with excellent security.
Solution: Argon Utility Solutions was selected as part of the contracting team to make this a reality. After being awarded the contract to install a number of new low pressure gas services, Argon worked in partnership with the Buckingham Group Contracting to help fulfil BAA’s needs. The works included the infrastructure design, build and installation, test and commission. The new gas services were successfully installed by the Argon highly skilled installations team, on time and on budget. The Argon project team was commended by the Buckingham Group management hierarchy as “the only utility to deliver on what they had promised”.

 

 

Wakefield, Tuscany Way : Gazeley

Requirement: Gazeley had a vision to provide its customers with a new high specification distribution warehouse at Wakefield Europort.
Solution: Argon Utility Solutions recently completed works on behalf of Kerry Taylor & Associates and Gazeley at Tuscany Way, Wakefield West Yorkshire’s premier distribution park. A new medium pressure gas service was installed with outlet pipework along with the appropriate meter and kiosk. The service will provide the warehouse with a load of 2000kWh. The Gazeley Team were highly impressed with the works conducted and are looking to make Argon one of their prime subcontractors for gas installation works. Yet another project completed by Argon Utility’s highly skilled and professional installation team.

 

 

Ashton Vale Primary School, Bristol : Bristol Local Authority

On behalf of the Bristol Local Authority, Argon Utility Solutions installed 105mts of 90mm low pressure gas service to a below ground boiler room – one of many carried out for this Authority during the school summer break.

 

 

 

 

 

Prologis Development, Solihull : The Buckingham Group

Argon Utility Solutions on behalf of The Buckingham Group installed a new medium pressure gas service to provide gas to the new Prologis Development Site in Solihull, West Midlands.