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



Harrogate Architects

Horsley Townsend Architects was established almost two decades ago and take great pride in offering great design combined with professional and technical expertise. Our services cover all aspects of residential, office, industrial and conversation architecture, working with clients throughout Harrogate, North Yorkshire and the UK.

Our high quality architectural services include:

New homes: our design-led cost-effective new home design service offers creative design with a realistic budget and clear fee structure. We work closely with our clients during all phases of a project; from feasibility and concept design, through to detailed design and work on site. The ideal way to create the home of your dreams, our architectural services in Harrogate provide a flexible approach to house building.

House extensions: an increasingly popular way to make the most of your home by creating additional space, building a house extension has the potential to transform the way you live. We regularly work with clients in Harrogate to design house extensions and loft conversions, creating contemporary designs or projects to complement period homes.

Office, retail and industrial architecture: we also bring our design-led approach to the design of office, retail and industrial buildings, working on a wide range of projects, including listed buildings.

Pubs, hotels and leisure: the leisure and hospitality sectors present a unique set of challenges when it comes to architectural design. We work with individual bespoke clients and commercial developers, providing a bespoke service, designed to meet the individual requirements of our clients.

Conservation and listed buildings: many of our projects have involved work on listed buildings and builds in conservation areas. We have an in depth understanding of the complex nature of conservation work and will provide sensitive solutions, designed to enhance period buildings of all ages.

If required, we work with our clients on all aspects of a project, from inception and feasibility studies, preparation and submissions of planning applications and building regulations, measured surveys, licensing drawings and more.

Each project is assigned a dedicated project manager who will work closely with you throughout, keeping you updated and providing you with the information you need. We take great pride in our attention to detail, providing high quality designed solutions to meet the individual requirements of our clients.

Areas & Specialisms

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