Harold C Robinson BEng PhD CEng MICE


A civil and structural engineer by training, Dr Robinson has worked in the property industry since 1966 when he joined the family firm – J Robinson & Son. The company was later to become the Robinson Design Group, a multi-disciplinary professional building design company.

Dr Robinson moved his focus to property development in the 1980s to set up Revival Properties. Revival’s core business was the assembly of large out of town retail sites, the obtaining of planning permission and the construction of superstores. In the late 1990s, Dr Robinson established a further two property development companies – Magellan Estates and Robinson Developments, to undertake commercial and residential developments in the Yorkshire area.

Dr Robinson is past president of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce (2009-2011); founder of the Bradford Property Forum (est. 2006); former director of the Bradford Financial Services Initiative; founder and former committee member of the Bradford Professional Network; member and past president of the Bradford Society of Architects and Surveyors; committee member and Honorary Architect of the Airedale Agricultural Society.

James Robinson


James Robinson is an experienced property professional who has worked in the industry for over 25 years. Having originally trained as an architectural technician, he now specialises in project and business management. He holds responsibility for site identification, and gets involved in the early stages of projects.

In addition to his role at Robinson Developments, James is also a director of Riverside Design Studio, a multi-disciplinary team of architects and structural engineers working for private and public sector clients on projects nationwide; and a director of Magellan Estates, a commercial property development company specialising in food retail and city centre regeneration.

James originally joined the family firm, Robinson Architects, in 1987 as an architectural technician. In 1999 he became a founder director of Robinson Design Group. He was appointed Chairman of the Group in 2004, with responsibility for strategy, building management, IT and corporate sustainability.

John H Robinson BSc


John Robinson graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Urban Land Economics. He went on to work for leading property consultancy, Knight Frank, in the residential development department. He joined the family firm, Magellan Estates in 2005 as a director of sales and marketing.

John has worked with Robinson Developments since 2010. He holds responsibility for valuation and land search. He is also involved in the project management of residential schemes, and for overseeing the company’s investment management services.

With a wealth of experience working on various residential developments, John has acquired a sound knowledge and clear understanding of the new homes market. He is well versed in site management, buying, inspections and completions. He was also involved in the Bradford Channel project – a joint venture partnership to develop a mixed-use scheme in the heart of Bradford.