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 in Lancashire

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

View our latest equestrian building project



Experienced equestrian architects in Lancashire

Horsley Townsend are a team of highly experienced architects with decades of experience in working with business and residential customers throughout the UK. If you are looking for a specialist equestrian architect in Lancashire, we have successfully completed a wide range of equestrian building design projects for private and business clients. Our approach combines the practicality and functionality required in equestrian design with the bespoke elegance our clients have come to expect.

Architects specialising in equine architectural services

Our extensive portfolio of equine architectural projects ranges from state-of-the-art equestrian centres to bespoke stable complexes and luxurious equestrian extensions. Each project undertaken by our chartered equine architects is rooted in an in-depth understanding of the nuanced needs of horses and their handlers, ensuring that every design is not only visually striking but also promotes the well-being and performance of the equine residents.

Our equestrian facility design services are comprehensive, covering everything from initial conception to the final touches of construction. We navigate the intricate planning landscape with expertise, ensuring that our designs are sympathetic to the local environment – a significant consideration in Lancashire’s picturesque countryside, which often includes Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and conservation sites.

When it comes to indoor horse arena construction, as experienced equestrian architects we have worked on a number of projects. We bring to life facilities that are not only functional under all weather conditions but also designed to complement their surroundings. Our designs integrate the latest in equine facility design, including advanced ventilation systems and surface materials that provide optimum conditions for training and competition.

Excellence in equestrian architecture

Our commitment to excellence in equestrian architecture specialists extends to our equine architectural services, where we craft spaces that are both practical for daily use and tailored to the specific requirements of our clients. From the grandeur of an equestrian centre architecture to the intimacy of private stable architect designs, we ensure that our projects reflect the unique vision and aspirations of each client.

We are known for our equestrian extensions that seamlessly blend with existing structures, enhancing the functionality and value of the property. Our proficiency in equestrian design is complemented by a thorough understanding of the regional architectural character, enabling us to create spaces that are both contemporary and rooted in tradition.

At Horsley Townsend, we are dedicated to providing unrivalled equestrian architectural services that marry functional excellence with aesthetic sophistication. Our equestrian architecture projects across Lancashire are a testament to our passion for creating spaces where humans and horses can thrive together.

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