People who make places for people

Argent were not just open to, but were creatively involved in, generating fresh approaches to consultation and design.

Steve McAdam Soundings

Argent is not just an office developer: it is opportunity-led, with experience in retail, leisure, residential, industrial land reclamation and transport-related schemes.

  • 2006-2009


    Eleven Brindleyplace Birmingham

    110,000 sq ft Grade A office building, serviced meeting rooms and restaurant.

    Completed March 2009.

  • 1997-2009


    LIFE Project Colnbrook near Heathrow

    A joint venture with Network Rail to develop a 2.4 million sq ft rail-freight distribution hub. Failed at Public Inquiry during 1999. Land subsequently sold to a BAA led consortium and Goddman Logistics.

  • 2000-2004


    Forbury Square Reading

    Two Grade A office buildings with mixed use ground floor 159,000 sq ft.

    Let to multiple occupancy.

  • 1997-2001


    Alder Castle London EC2

    92,600 sq ft Grade A offices.

    Let to Ernst and Young and others.

  • 1998-2000


    GreenPark Reading

    Two Grade A office buildings totalling 117,500 sq ft – in partnership with the Prudential.

    Let to Regus and Logica.

  • 1996-2000


    Thames Valley Park Reading

    One of the UK’s top business parks, and the UK headquarters for Oracle, Microsoft and British Gas.

    Previously the heavily contaminated site of South Earley Power Station, Thames Valley Park now provides 1.5 million sq ft of business space, a large riverside park, and a nature reserve.

    Argent developed the central five headquarters buildings.

  • 1996-2016


    Ffos-y-fran Land Reclamation Scheme Merthyr Tydfil

    A joint venture with The Miller Group Limited, reclaiming 1,000 acres of derelict land, extracting coal in the process using surface mining methods.

    Argent sold its interest in the reclamation scheme in 2016.

  • 1995-1998


    The Governor’s House City of London

    A major City of London office building, let at completion to Prudential as it’s world headquarters.

    Site of a former Roman Governor’s Palace and a scheduled monument.