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



Architectural Services Harrogate

At Horsley Townsend Architects we offer our professional architect services to residential, business and retail clients in Harrogate and surrounding areas.

We believe that every project requires a fresh perspective and work closely with our clients to ensure that the end result is everything that they had hoped for.  We specialise in a range of architect services and our projects have included home extensions and refurbishments, multiple house builds, restaurants, hotels, offices, cultural buildings and retail units.


Your project


We begin every project with an initial consultation at your property as this is a great opportunity for us to find out more about what you’re looking for and to talk through possible ideas.  We don’t make a charge for this first stage; after our meeting we’ll send you a quotation so you can decide if you want to take things further.

As one of the most experienced architects in Harrogate, at Horsley Townsend we’re a Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA) chartered practice and use the standard RIBA appointments.  This simply means that we divide the way we work into approximately four stages and offer our clients the flexibility to appoint us for as many, or as few, stages as they like.

The initial stage of any project is up to the submission of a planning application which can then be followed by the submission a building regulations application.

The next stage is for us to prepare the detailed construction drawings; these can then be used by you to find the most competitively priced builder.  Once you’ve appointed a builder, they will then use the drawings to construct your project.

The last stage is for us to assist you whilst your project is in its construction phase.


Our work


The majority of our projects are in Yorkshire and we have a wide range of experience of working in Harrogate.  If you are looking for architectural services in Harrogate, our recent projects in and around the town have included an extension alteration to a Georgian country house in greenbelt land, a house build and a house extension and alteration.

Whilst most of our projects are in Yorkshire, our work has also taken us to London, the south of England, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

If you are searching for architect services in Harrogate, at Horsley Townsend we’re proud of the combination of technical and professional experience, along with imaginative design skills that we bring to each and every project.  If you would like further details of our architect services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Areas & Specialisms

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