The Grafters aims to recognise the North West’s most active property and construction firms, and we are pleased to have once again been nominated.
Last year we celebrated the firm’s 20th anniversary with some fantastic project wins, and we have some exciting new developments on site this coming year. We have no less than six major projects within Manchester city centre itself, along with a number of schemes elsewhere in the region and beyond.
It’s hard to miss one of Manchester’s most high profile and technically challenging projects at the corner of Whitworth Street and Albion Street. The 29-storey Axis Tower is rising from a tiny wedge-shaped floor plate of just 300m sq and will become a stunning landmark for the city’s southern gateway.
Elsewhere in Manchester we are working closely with the developers of the NOMA regeneration, undertaking large-scale refurbishments for three of the buildings within the portfolio, and in Brown Street the team is transforming an office building for Boultbee Brooks Real Estate.
Last year Russells completed Manchester’s second Motel One in Cross Street, it’s sixth hotel project so far, and has another three in the pipeline for the coming year.
Outside the city, Russells remains a leader in the field of cold storage construction, with a new SuperHub in progress for Yearsley Group, and is soon to complete delivery of 150,000 sq ft of industrial space in Yorkshire. The residential arm Russell Homes is going from strength to strength, with two developments shortlisted in this year’s North West Business Insider Residential awards, and another three set to start on site this year.
The team continues to grow with new employees at every level and an expansion of the board of directors. The company has doubled the size of its Trafford Park premises, refurbishing the space to create a cool, contemporary office fit for its 145 valued members of staff.
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