About Horsley Townsend Architects

Horsley Townsend Architects was established in 2001 by Bill Horsley and Guy Townsend and we are now in our 21st year. The majority of our work is in Yorkshire and the North of England. However our portfolio includes work in Dorset, Kent, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Republic of Ireland.

Our services

Building types

New top end houses

Refurbishment, alterations and extensions to large houses

Specialist architects in swimming pool design

Equestrian facilities, stables, horse stalls, lunging arenas and horse walkers

Hotels, restaurants, pubs

Offices, industrial units and other commercial projects

Cultural buildings

Conservation & designated areas

Grade 1 listed buildings

Grade 2* listed buildings

Grade 2 listed buildings

Buildings or development sites in green belt

Buildings or development sites in open countryside

Buildings or development sites in conservation areas World heritage sites

Buildings or development sites in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Buildings or development sites in national parks

Services offered

Inception and feasibility studies

Preparation and submission of planning applications

Preparation and submission of building regulations applications

Preparation of tender documents and obtaining tenders from building contractors

Architect’s services during the construction phase of a project



Architects in Harrogate

At Horsley Townsend we offer a range of high quality architectural services in Harrogate and North Yorkshire. We apply an unparalleled attention to detail and are committed to working closely with our clients on projects from loft conversions and house extensions, through to commercial buildings and new houses.

Architects services in Harrogate

Flexibility is at the heart of everything we do; both in terms of what you need through to our approach to your individual project. We have worked on a diverse range of projects in Harrogate and surrounding areas and understand the challenges of working in Conservation Areas of which there are many in North Yorkshire. We also have broad experience of working with listed buildings, development in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and buildings or projects in National Parks.

Our services cover all stages of a project; from planning applications and feasibility studies, through to master planning, measured surveys and operations on site.

Our approach to architecture

Our projects always begin with an in-depth discussion; giving you the opportunity to talk through your ideas and the range of options available to you. We’ll work closely with you to decide what type of build would be best for you, whether the project is viable and if it can be completed within budget. We believe that building a close working relationship is as important as the project itself and each build is assigned a dedicated project manager who will be on hand to provide you with the information and guidance you need at every stage.

We have designed our services to be adaptable to suit the individual requirements of each client and whether you’d like to work with us on a few areas of your project or throughout, we’re always happy to help.

Our building and architectural projects

Our architects in Harrogate have worked on projects of all shapes and sizes, from small extensions and one off houses, through conservation work, offices and new homes, and retail buildings.

Areas & Specialisms

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