Team

Rob Green

Director

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.

Helen Chapman

Senior Architect, BArch(Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA

Helen graduated from The University of Nottingham and received an RIBA Regional Award for her Undergraduate Studies, which were later published in The AJ Student Showcase. In addition to accepting a placement for Aedas in their Hong Kong office, as part of her Architectural education, Helen studied at The University of Melbourne. During her Diploma Helen also acted as a studio tutor fo rFirst Year Undergraduate students.

Helen completed her professional studies at the RIBA North West whilst working for AHR (formerly Aedas). She has worked for Broadway Malyan and Shropshire practice DGA Architects where Helen is based.

Helen joined Burrell Foley Fisher in April 2014 working initially in the London office, and established the Birmingham office. During her time at the practice she has acted as Project Architect on a variety of schemes across a variety of sectors. Having been made an Associate in 2018, Helen specialises in gaining successful Planning and Listed Building Consent approvals for particularly challenging schemes across a variety of sectors. Helen is also an accredited RIBA Principal Designer, champions CDM within the practice, and undertakes the PD role on complex schemes such as: The Guildhall, York; Hall for Cornwall, Truro; and The Roundhouse, Birmingham.

Having joined Arrol Architects in the summer of 2019, Helen is currently working towards her Conservation Architect Accreditation, and is a visiting Architecture Lecturer at Birmingham School of Architecture & Design.

Helen has a active interest in mental health within the construction industry which extends to Mental Health First Aid, and involvement with the British Safety Council and the charity Mates in Mind.

Cameron Stebbing

Architectural Assistant, BArch(Hons)

Cameron joined Arrol Architects as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant this summer having graduated from the University of Lincoln, and attending a presentation given by the company regarding the Lincoln Castle scheme.

Having an interest in the English Gothic period of architecture, Cameron completed his dissertation paper on the influence existing architecture had in additions and reconstructions in the 14th century. The lead him to discover that the link between old and new is complex and varied, and it was this relationship which he wished to explore in practical education.

Cameron’s 3rd Year project proposed a relocation of the British Parliament to Birmingham, where he cited the ritual and ceremony as a central component to both the building function and society itself. This project questioned the relationship that event and ritual had to the current Palace of Westminster, where even in the 1830’s Pugin and Barry designed in features to accommodate practices and ceremonies which had been obsolete for two centuries.This project subsequently received the University of Lincoln BArch Student of the Year Award, and was nominated for both the RIBA Bronze Medal, and RIBA Regional Student Award.

Cameron has also gained professional experience working at Glancy Nicholls Architects in Birmingham,working on a variety of projects.

Sketching and drawing Architecture, particularly forms from the English Late Medieval period, is also a keen hobby of Cameron’s.