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



Residential Architects York

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Horsley Townsend are residential architects providing a range of services for clients in York. We design everything from new homes through to extensions and have expertise in working on listed buildings and in conservation areas.

Architectural design services

Our services are designed to help you transform your home. We offer a bespoke service to our clients and will work closely with you from the outset to ensure your project meets your budget and requirements. From the initial design consultation and feasibility stage, through to support with planning applications and works on site, we’re happy to have as much or as little involvement as you need.

York is a great place to live with a huge selection of attractive period properties. If you are considering altering or extending your period home in York, we have the expertise to help and have worked on a range of listed properties and buildings in conservation areas in the city. Our expertise also covers buildings in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, World Heritage Sites and National Parks.

Who we are

Horsley Townsend Architects was founded in 2001 with the aim of providing exceptional design combined with technical and professional expertise. We are a RIBA Chartered Practice and although the majority of our work is in Yorkshire, our portfolio extends as far north as Scotland and as far south as Dorset.

Areas & Specialisms

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