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 building design

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

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Specialist equestrian architects in Oxfordshire

At Horsley & Townsend we are an established architecture practice with many years of experience in designing a wide range of equestrian buildings. Whether you’re looking for a base for horse walkers, stables, a horse-riding arena, we have the expertise to ensure your project meets your budget and requirements.

Our specialist equestrian architecture services are available throughout Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds, providing a range of creative design solutions, designed to meet the unique requirements of business and private clients.

Architects experienced in equestrian building design

Our approach to each equestrian building design project begins with an in-depth consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss your requirements and aspirations for your project and gives us a starting point from which to base our initial designs. Once initial discussions have taken place and you’re happy with our design ideas, we’ll start work on preparing the basic designs required for planning applications and building regulations.

By their very nature, equestrian buildings are usually sited in rural areas and we have expertise in creating designs for projects in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks, Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings. Thanks to our expertise in equestrian architecture in Oxfordshire, we have the experience required to overcome any potential design constraints to achieve an end result that meets your aspirations.

Our equestrian building design experience covers everything from stable blocks and horse walker bases, through to horse riding areas. If you would like to find out more about our services for equestrian architecture in Oxfordshire, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Areas & Specialisms

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