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



Specialist equestrian architectural services in Sussex

At Horsley & Townsend we are an established architecture practice with wide ranging experience in the design of equestrian buildings in Sussex and throughout the South East of England. Our expertise covers the design of a wide range of bespoke equine building projects including horse riding arenas, stable blocks, bases for horse walkers and more.

We offer a highly personalised approach to equestrian building design and work closely with our clients to ensure the completed project exceeds their requirements. Our process begins with an in-depth meeting which is an important opportunity for us to find out as much as we can about the project and any potential design restrictions.

Over the years we have successfully completed projects in what might be perceived as challenging locations such as National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Conservation Areas. In addition, we have also undertaken architectural design projects on a number of Listed Buildings.

It’s important to bear in mind that equestrian design and construction projects often require detailed feasibility studies such as tree surveys, landscaping schemes, land and visual impact assessments. We are able to arrange any surveys which may be required to get your project underway and will work closely with you throughout to ensure a successful conclusion.

Contact us to discuss your requirements

We have many years of experience in providing a wide range of building services including equestrian architectural services in Sussex. If you would like to find out more or discuss your project ideas, please get in touch with our team.


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