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

We're specialist architects in equestrian design

We deliver stunning equestrian design & build projects throughout the UK. 

View our latest equestrian building project



Horsley & Townsend - specialist equestrian architects in Cheshire

At Horsley & Townsend we provide a specialist architectural design service for equestrian buildings. Designed to meet the unique requirements of our clients, this service covers a wide range of equestrian buildings including stables, horse walker bases, barns and indoor riding arenas.


We offer a client-centered approach and will work closely with you from the outset to ensure the completed project exceeds your expectations. We’ll begin by talking through your ideas and requirements in detail. In addition, we also pay close consideration to any potential design or planning constraints depending on where your project is to be located. Over the years we have completed projects in a range of locations including National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas and properties with Listed Building Status.


In addition, detailed feasibility studies may be required and if necessary we will range for surveys such as land and visual assessments, tree surveys and landscaping themes.


Our equestrian architects’ services in Cheshire also include complete project management and once full construction drawings have been completed we will submit these for tender to construction contractors with the relevant expertise. Then, once your project is underway, we will continue to provide our services through regular on-site inspections.


If you would like to discuss your project ideas and requirements, please get in touch to speak to one of our team.

Areas & Specialisms

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