Robert Bird Group
Russell is a Director heading up the Building Structures division at Robert Bird Group’s London office.
A structural engineer, he joined Robert Bird in 2010 from Arup, and has since taken a leading role in building RBG’s London buildings project portfolio, particularly in the commercial sector. This includes delivery of the 100 Bishopsgate tower over a period of nine years, leading the scheme design for 1 Leadenhall tower, and spearheading the conceptual design of several early stage office towers in central London with some of the world’s leading architects. With much experience in these deep basement and tall building projects, he embraces fully the principle of integrating the design of permanent structures with detailed consideration of construction sequence and methodology, to produce outcomes that are best for the project.
Highlights include directing the overnight jacking of the cast iron and glass Floral Hall on to new supports at the Royal Opera House, opening up the space under for a new entrance foyer.
As well as mentoring and supporting the development of engineers within the business, Russell carries out chartership professional reviews, living the company’s commitment to bringing through the next generation of engineers across the industry. He has been a chartered engineer with the Institution of Structural Engineers for ten years.