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 Ripon

At Horsley Townsend Architects we’ve worked on a wide variety of projects in and around Ripon.  From extensions and refurbishments to listed and residential buildings through to work on restaurants, hotels, commercial and retail units; our diverse experience allows us to bring a fresh perspective to every project.

As one of the most experienced architect practices in Ripon, our project portfolio includes work in a wide range of diverse locations, including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks, greenbelt land, urban and inner city areas.

Delivering architect services in and around Ripon

We understand that our clients want to work with creative, professional architects; Ripon customers will benefit from our many years of experience of working in Ripon and surrounding areas, which includes work on both residential and commercial buildings.

The majority of the projects we undertake are in Yorkshire, in and around Ripon, Harrogate, Ilkley, Leeds, Wetherby, Skipton and York.  Nevertheless, our extensive project portfolio extends the length and breadth of the UK, with work completed on projects in the south of England, London and Scotland.

The way we work


We believe in helping to clients to visualise what they want and to recognise what they need from their project.  This is why we begin every project with a free, no-obligation consultation as this is the best way for us to find out more about what you want and more about what you need.  We’re happy to talk through your ideas with you for any project, no matter how small.

After this initial meeting we’ll send you a written quotation so you can decide if you want to take the project further.

The way we work can be divided into four approximate areas and because flexibility is key to our architect services, we allow our clients to appoint us to work with them on just one, two or all four areas.  From the submission of a planning application and the preparation of plans through to assistance during the construction phase, we’re happy to offer as much or as little input as you need.

As professional architects in Ripon, at Horsley Townsend we’re a RIBA Chartered practice, offering clients the assurance that their project will be carried out with the highest level of skill and standards.

Areas & Specialisms

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