Latest News


 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.

Read More!

 

 

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.

Read More!

 

 

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.

Read More!

 

 

 

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 ….

Read More!

 

 

 

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.

Read More!

 

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.

Read More!

 

 

 

 

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.

Read More!

 

 

 

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.

Read More!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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 !!

 

 

Northampton Saints RFC new development

Northampton Saints rugby football club are in the process of developing a new purpose built stand that will house a capacity of over 15,000 people.

Working alongside the Buckingham Group, Argon Utility Solutions were appointed as the Utility Infrastructure Provider designated to install a low pressure gas main and service, along with a new meter.

The works on the site was carried out with military precision. All aspects of the works including the meter fit were completed well in advance of the clients expected completion date. Great work team Argon “On Time and On Budget”

 

 

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.

 

 

The new Erdington Skills Centre

Erdington Skill Centre the home of Birmingham Metropolitan College’s campus sees part of the campus redeveloped to create a new state-of-the-art facility. The existing mix of Edwardian and 1950’s buildings, which used to be the former Erdington Technical School are being replaced by an exciting number of purpose-built classrooms and workshops.

Argon Utility Solutions were appointed by Speller Metcalfe to install a new 90mm MDPE Low Pressure Gas Service to an external meter kiosk.

The new service took the Argon Utility professional mains and service layers just over a week to install. The new service will enable the centre to facilitate the increase in student intake and brings the centre in line with modern times.

 

New development, Hancock Road, Bromley-by-Bow

The new development on Hancock Road offers 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom riverside apartments. Situated in the heart of Bromley by Bow this development is part of the town’s regeneration plan, designed to rejuvenate the area.

Argon Utility Solutions were contracted to supply and install a new 180mm MDPE gas main and service for these new modern properties.

The Argon design and installation team were able to work closely with National Grid in order to provide a robust solution to their client’s complex design. With skill and procession the installation team were able to provide a robust service by overcoming a number of engineering difficulties.

 

 

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.

 

Project Awarded at: The Croft Retail and Leisure Park in Liverpool

Project awarded to Argon Utility Solutions to do a service disconnection and new service for The Croft Retail and Leisure Park in Liverpool.
On behalf of: William-Tarr

Project Awarded at: Premier Inn in Edinburgh

Project awarded to Argon Utility Solutions to install a low pressure gas service for the Premier Inn in Edinburgh.
On behalf of: Macleer and Rushe

Project Awarded at: White Cliffs Business Park in Dover for a KFC

Project awarded to Argon Utility Solutions to install a new main pressure gas infrastructure and service at White Cliffs Business Park in Dover for a KFC.
On behalf of: Readie Construction

 

A quick look back at 2014

Argon has developed an amazing brand which is synonymous for professionalism along with the high quality levels of project delivery in the utilities sector. Over the last 12 months we have established ourselves as a serious player in the utilities sector and have forged a number of strong working relationships with many of the top construction companies: Gazeley’s, Buckingham Group Constructing, Wates Construction, Volker Fitzpatrick, Prologis to name but a few.
As we enter into 2015 we will be following up on preliminary talks with a major international company to form an alliance which will see Argon provide the full suite of the multi utilities. Other alliances are also planned for the future.

 

 

Argon at Birmingham City FC

The annual Argon, winter corporate event took place at the home of Birmingham Football Club. We were honoured to take part in the honouring of the prodigal son of the “Blue” Trevor Francis.
Argon had the pleasure of being Birmingham City’s main match sponsor for the day. Our very own Managing Director Adrian Johnson had the privilege to follow Trevor Francis out onto the pitch along with one of the Argon Utility guest Peter Shannon from Robertson Cartwright Design . . .

Read more . .

 

 

Brentford Football Club

Argon Utility Solutions were recently awarded the contract to provide the gas infrastructure works for the new Brentford Football Club and the surrounding retail and housing development. The gas on date for the stadium is planned to be summer 2015 with the project being completed in its entirety in the spring of 2016. Argon will partner Willmott Dixon who is the main project contractor.

 

 

 

Project Domus & North Cambridge Academy

Argon have also recently been awarded Project Domus & North Cambridge Academy and will partner Wates Construction in installing new gas services at both project sites. The working relationship with Wates Construction has started promisingly and looks to be blossoming well.