Roman Villa, Shropshire

In the Spring of 2010 Genesis Town Planning secured planning permission on behalf of Darlow Smithson Productions to build an authentic Roman ‘Villa urbana’ – a high status town house – on the site of the fourth largest Roman city in Britain, at Wroxeter in Shropshire. With planning permission subsequently granted in a record 4 weeks by Shropshire Council, the construction of the villa featured in a Channel 4 production ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’ where six ordinary builders try to reconstruct building an authentic Roman Villa using only tools available to the Romans. The programme was featured over 6 weeks in 2011.