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 in equestrian architecture

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

View our latest equestrian architecture project



Equestrian architecture from Horsley Townsend

We are an established architectural practice with expertise in working with clients throughout the UK on a range of equestrian architecture design projects. Our services cover everything from the design of stable blocks and horse riding indoor arenas to bases for horse walkers and horse barns.

We offer a client-centered approach and as such will work closely with you throughout the design process to ensure the completed project exceeds your expectations. We’ll discuss your requirements in detail with the aim of finding out as much as we can about your ideas and hopes for the project. We have the expertise to create a range of imaginative design solutions to meet the requirements of equestrian business and individual clients.

Once initial discussions have taken place we will prepare the basic drawings required to both planning and building regulations applications. Thanks to our wide ranging expertise in the design of equestrian facilities, we have completed projects in potentially challenging locations such as National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conservation Areas and Listed Buildings.

Detailed feasibility studies are often required for equestrian design and construction projects. We’ll use our expertise to arrange of any surveys which might be required such as land and visual impact assessments, tree surveys and landscaping themes.

Our design services also include complete project management and once full construction drawings have been completed, we will contact and submit tenders to reputable, experienced building contractors. Then, once the build stage of your project is underway, we will continue to provide support through regular on site inspections and visits.

We provide specialist equestrian architecture services throughout the UK. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch to talk through your individual requirements.

Areas & Specialisms

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