At the depth of the economic depression in 1991, Paul Russell left the world of corporate Architecture to start Russell Associates. The practice built on existing contacts in Central London whilst rapidly establishing new contacts in Greenwich and the South East.
An early opportunity for the practice was the complete refurbishment of the Grade 2 Listed Mitre public house and hotel in Greenwich Town Centre, following which Russell Associates carried out a number of projects on pubs, restaurants, and a theatre in Greenwich and Central London. We continue to have a substantial amount of work in this field and have been involved in many projects, including work on the famous Trafalgar Tavern riverside pub.
Our domestic work includes a significant number of major extensions and refurbishment of existing houses, and conversions. We have also designed over thirty one of houses, including notable examples on the exclusive Cator estate in Blackheath. In addition we have designed a number of infill housing schemes on brownfield sites.
Commercial projects include conversions to create offices, and mixed use schemes, which include flats above a dental surgery, a doctors surgery, offices and commercial space.
We have made a major contribution the the regeneration of East Greenwich with schemes that include flats above a new Tesco Express, various other retail projects, a restaurant, a children’s day nursery, and dentist. The varied workload includes a number of live work schemes, industrial warehousing, work on nursing homes as well as a new school library.
Russell Associates work extensively in the London Borough of Greenwich, where we have built over 400 projects, plus substantial work in all the South East London boroughs, in East London, and Kent.
We have an enormous amount of experience of working on Listed Buildings and in Conservation Areas, but in contrast we are increasingly working on projects that require a more modern approach, which we are embracing with enthusiasm. We are led by design and our basic philosophy is that good design is not just an end in itself but that it adds value.
Paul Russell RIBA Dip Arch (Hons) DA Manc