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 Leeds

At Horsley Townsend Architects we are a RIBA chartered architect practice with experience of working on numerous projects in and around Leeds.  The areas we work in are often as diverse as the projects themselves, including work on Greenbelt projects, Conservation, urban and inner-city areas in Leeds.

We specialise in bringing an imaginative, fresh approach to buildings of all shapes and sizes; from simple extensions to homes, house remodelling work, multiple new builds for building developers and work on restaurants, hotels, pubs, offices, retail units and cultural buildings.


Our approach


We understand that you want the very best architectural services; Leeds clients can benefit from our many years of professional experience and as a RIBA chartered practice, the confidence that we have been trained to the highest possible standards.

We begin every project with an initial chat to talk through ideas; we don’t charge for this part of our service but will send you a written quotation detailing our costs for taking your project further.

Our architect services can be divided into around four separate stages with the first stage running up to the submission of an application for planning permission.  Stage two covers the submission of a building regulations application whilst the third is the preparation of detailed construction drawings.  Once we’ve prepared construction drawings, these can then be used to help you appoint the best builder for your project.

Last and by no means least, the fourth stage is our assistance during the building phase of your project.

Flexibility is key to our architect services in Leeds and because we use the standard RIBA appointments, our clients can appoint us for as many – or as few – stages as they wish.

Any building or remodelling project can be daunting and you’ll want the reassurance of working work with an experienced practice offering architectural services in Leeds.  Although most of our projects tend to be in Yorkshire, our extensive project portfolio has taken us down to London and the south of England and also up to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Areas & Specialisms

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