Rob Green


After leaving Shrewsbury School, Rob gained a BA Hons Degree in Architectural Studies from Oxford Polytechnic. He has forty years’ experience in the construction industry and has been with Arrol Architects for some thirty years.

He has gained expertise in all aspects of the conservation of historic buildings including major country houses such as Cholmondeley Castle, Cound Hall, Combermere Abbey, Longford Hall, along with many other important churches and Listed buildings. He has been involved with repair and conservation of several Listed timber framed buildings in Shrewsbury and was project leader for the repair of the north aisle roof at St. Mary’s Church, Westbury, which received an RIBA Conservation Commendation.

He has also been involved in many other projects involving heritage sites.

Rob has been working at Lincoln Castle for nearly ten years. “Lincoln Castle Revealed” was a £22M County Council and Heritage Lottery Funded project which repaired the entire castle and created a visitor attraction around the Victorian Prison, a new exhibition space for Magna Carta and a the Heritage Skills Centre: a new contemporary building built within the grounds of the Castle to teach traditional building skills, the first new building in the Castle for 150 years. Since the completion in 2015, he has been retained to carry out a series of follow-on projects.

He has also been involved in many residential projects – both conversion and new build and is particularly interested in contemporary structures in the historic environment.

Whilst in Lincoln, he was invited to lecture and tutor at the School of Architecture at the University. He was also involved in organising local arts and music events.

His interests include art, music, travelling, cooking and sport.

James Wade

Senior Architect, MA Dip Arch, RIBA, AABC

James Wade attended St. John’s College Cambridge, graduating in 1984. After an initial spell with Arrol Architects, he joined Nicholas Hare Architects in London, becoming a Senior Architect and Team Leader with responsibility for a series of new-build education and office projects. These included four staff houses and a new boarding house for 80 pupils at Leighton Park School, Reading and two sixth-form boarding houses at Benenden School, Kent. He re-joined Arrol Architects in 1996 and brings exceptional design skills and presentational abilities. James is on the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation.

Current projects include a contemporary kitchen wing and internal alterations at the Old Rectory, Smethcott (1837); work at St. Laurence’s Church, Ludlow (Grade I) including roof and masonry repairs and proposals for future reordering works; proposals for repair and alterations at Brogyntyn Hall (Grade II*, original design by Francis Smith of Warwick); reordering works at All Saint’s Church, Claverley (Grade I).

His recent projects include work on: repairs at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Moreton Corbet (Grade I); a new timber framed drawing room and internal alterations at Ivington Park, Herefordshire (Grade II); a sustainable head quarters building for the Severn Gorge Countryside Trust; A large new country house near Oswestry (still under construction); the Trinity Centre, a new church hall and cloister adjacent to a fine Victorian church at Meole Brace, Shrewsbury; and repairs and alterations at St Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury (Grade II*) including repairs to a series of Georgian Gothic cast iron windows.

Past projects include: a new residential crescent adjacent to St Mary’s Water Lane, Shrewsbury; a new church hall on a difficult site adjacent to St Bartholomew’s Church, Penn; provision of disabled access to St Peter’s Church, Worfield, Shropshire; roof carpentry and other repairs at the Old Market Hall in Shrewsbury (16th Century, Listed Grade I, Scheduled Monument); designs for a new wing to Patshull Hall, Staffordshire (original design by James Gibbs); and many others.