Jim Roberts (architect)

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James A. Roberts (born 1922) is an English architect, known for the Rotunda in Birmingham, England,[1] from which he ran James A. Roberts Associates. He was a senior lecturer at the Birmingham School of Architecture in his younger years. Had a large architects practice in the Rotunda, a grade II listed cylindrical building, that was designed by him, located in the city centre of Birmingham He was also responsible for other structures in Birmingham's postwar regeneration including: The Ringway Centre and the former Albany Hotel. One of his most successful projects was The Belfry Hotel and Golf Centre,in Warwickshire, spiritual home of the Ryder Cup, Solihull Library and Police Station; St John's Beacon,(Radio City building) Liverpool, famous for its revolving restaurant at the top. The Mander Shopping Centre. Member of the Civic Trust Association and responsible for the conservation and restoration of notable old buildings- awarded several Civic Trust Awards, notably for restoration of C16th manor house, Madeley Court, Telford, into a prestige hotel.

He now lives in Lymington, Hampshire;

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  1. ^ Edwards, Kathryn (13 September 2007). "Sky-high future for city landmark". BBC Online. Retrieved 23 March 2011.