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 North Leeds

At Horsley Townsend Architects we are a RIBA chartered architect practice with many years of experience of working on diverse projects in the North Leeds area.  We specialise in a variety of architectural work: from complete house refurbishments and home extensions, house remodelling and the building of new houses, through to the design of retail, units, offices and cultural buildings.

We understand that undertaking any building project – no matter how small – can seem like a daunting prospect; clients living in North Leeds can relax in the knowledge that we have established our expertise by working on a diverse range of projects, including the renovation and restoration of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings, along with the design of inspiring, contemporary building solutions.

The areas we’ve worked in are as varied as the Yorkshire landscape and have included urban and conservation areas, Greenbelt land, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

We strongly believe that an innovative, fresh approach is necessary for every project and will begin by meeting you at your property to have a chat and talk through ideas.  There is no charge for this part of our services and after our first meeting we’ll send you a written quote outlining our project fees.

We divide the way that we work into four rough stages with the first stage being up to the submission of a valid planning application.  The submission of a building regulations application forms stage two, whilst stage three is the preparation of detailed construction drawings and other relevant documentation.  Once we’ve prepared construction drawings, they can be used by you to obtain quotes from builders.

The final stage is the provision of our assistance whilst your project is being constructed.

We work to the standard RIBA appointments which means that our clients have the flexibility to appoint us for just one, or as many of the stages outlined above.

Areas & Specialisms

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