Russ has been the Estate Architect at Cadhay, a Grade 1 Listed Manor House in East Devon, since 2006. 2 condition surveys have been undertaken during this period and these have established all of the repairs needed, and most were implemented in accordance with his specifications and direction.

A conservation Statement for the whole Estate was prepared and agreed with English Heritage.


Other projects on the Estate include the conversion of the old dairy to a workshop, the conversion of redundant barns to a holiday cottage, the Estate office and offices for rural enterprises. A new wedding room was designed and built adjacent to existing outbuildings and toilets provided within them.


The Manor is let as holiday accommodation and Russ’ work within the building include fire precautions to meet the latest standards .Other improvements for guests are currently planned, including improved en-suite facilities.