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 UK Equestrian Architects

We are an established team of architects with expertise in the design and planning of equestrian facilities. From the design of stable blocks and horse walker stations, through to indoor riding arenas and American barns, we provide and complete equestrian design service for clients throughout the UK

Equine planning

A successful project outcome relies upon thorough planning. Here at Horsley & Townsend our equine planning services will ensure your project gets off to a great start. We’ll carry out any feasibility studies which may be required, before obtain all necessary planning permissions.


Our expertise covers the design of equine buildings and facilities in a wide range of what might be perceived as challenging areas, including National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We also have experience in working on projects in Conservation Areas and properties with Listed Building status.


Equestrian architecture and design


As architects with expertise in the design of equestrian buildings and facilities, we are passionate about delivering projects which meet the highest professional standards. We’ll work closely with you throughout: from the initial consultation and projects design phases, through to planning permission and construction.


As experienced equestrian architects in the UK, we have a wealth of equestrian building design experience with recent projects including stable buildings, lunging arenas and facilities for horse walkers. Why not get in touch to discuss how we can turn your ideas into reality?

Areas & Specialisms

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