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



Equestrian planning specialists and equine architecture services

At Horsley & Townsend we are architects with wide ranging expertise in all aspects of equestrian planning and architecture. Our experience covers the commercial and private equestrian sectors, giving us an in-depth understanding of the practicalities and challenges of planning, designing and construction equestrian buildings and facilities.

Planning permission is required for the majority of equestrian buildings and facilities. As such, we are able to provide guidance and expertise when obtaining planning permission for a wide range of equestrian properties including livery yards, open air or indoor arenas, stable yards, horse walker facilities and more.

Our equine planning solutions cover all stages of the planning process, from site appraisals and feasibility studies, through to project planning and development. Our experienced planning consultants work closely with planning authorities, ensuring that the applications we make are of the highest standards.

A bespoke approach to equestrian building design

We are also experts in equestrian property design and have a proven track record of successfully completing a wide range of equine related projects. This means that we are able to offer a complete planning and design solution to take you from planning and project design, through to construction and completion.

The equine architecture services we offer include construction drawings, tender packages and on-site inspection services. Our services are available to both provide and commercial clients, providing a fuss-free approach to the design, planning and construction off all types of equestrian buildings and facilities.

Please get in touch to find out more about our equestrian property planning and design services.

Areas & Specialisms

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