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High Quality Delivery & Client Satisfaction

Russell WBHO takes great pride in the high quality of service delivery and client satisfaction. Key to that success is developing close working relationships with clients and adding value to projects. The team can offer design, installation and project management of structural, architectural, mechanical and electrical services.

The merger of two successful businesses – Manchester based Russells Construction and global construction giant WBHO – formed Russell WBHO in 2018, a landmark moment to support the growth ambitions of both companies.

Russells Construction was established in 1997 by Andrew and Gareth Russell. The company started with external works and industrial property contracts before moving on to commercial office space, logistics, residential, retail and leisure. Russells Construction made a name for itself with further expertise in high rise development of constrained city centre sites, hotel development and student accommodation schemes.

Founded in South Africa, WBHO was first established in 1970 as Wilson-Holmes. Following a number of mergers in the subsequent four decades, the group WBHO construction emerged in 1996. WBHO is the largest construction company in South Africa and, together with its Australian subsidiary Pro Build, the group has one of the largest construction footprints in the southern hemisphere and an enviable global reputation, working on some of the world’s most high profile construction projects. More about WBHO here.

Russell WBHO currently has more than 200 employees in the UK, and several hundred sub contractors and suppliers. With a turnover in excess of £140m, the firm has demonstrated strong and sustained growth over the last two decades, establishing itself as one of the pre-eminent contractors in the region.

We are commited to creating long-term value and excellence for our customers by understanding their goals and delivering construction perfection through comprehensive, innovative solutions that will exceed their own expectations.

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Core Values

Every business has its own ethos and here at Russell WBHO this is embodied in our six core values.

These statements support the vision and shape the culture of our business by identifying and communicating our key principles, beliefs and philosophies. They reflect what we stand for and what drives us, they inform our decision making processes and future strategy. These values are in this company’s very DNA, and are what help us to be the thriving and successful business we are today.

Safety

“In meeting our goals for quality, cost and programme, we do not compromise safety.’’

Innovation

“We constantly challenge and improve how we manage our projects and operate our systems.’’

Quality

“We apply the highest standards of excellence during the full project lifecycle.’’

Responsibility

“Our actions will support the communities and environment around us.”

Teamwork

“We are best together, we listen and are willing to share our expertise.’’

Integrity

“We always do what we say we will do, we honour our commitments.’’

What makes us different

Russells WBHO

We think differently, challenge convention, and, with a healthy disregard for what others consider difficult, look to solve problems through innovation and a total commitment to excellence.

We believe that everyone should live, work, and play in places that are thoughtfully designed, safe, and exceed expectations, built by highly-trained professionals with a profound level of construction knowledge and experience. 

• Innovate when it comes to challenges.
• Total commitment to excellence.
• Highly trained professionals.
• Experts in construction.

“At Russell WBHO we are proud of the work we undertake, delivering complex and challenging construction projects on time, on budget, and to specification thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our skilled and innovative team.”

Awards

Russell WBHO has been recognised and awarded for our commitment and contribution to the construction industry. We are proud to be an award-winning business that continues to innovate.

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