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 swimming pool design

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

View our Swimming Pool design portfolio



Bespoke swimming pool architects in London | Horsley Townsedn

At Horsley & Townsend we are an experienced team of architects who provide design services for swimming pool design projects in London and surrounding areas. Our architectural services cover all aspects of bespoke swimming pool design, including detached pool buildings, basement pools and spa facilities.

Do I need an architect for my swimming pool project?

When it comes to the design of an indoor swimming pool an architect plays an essential role. We provide expertise and support throughout the design and build process, ensuring the project is as stress-free as possible and that your budget is adhered to.

One of the most important benefits of working with one of our swimming pool architects in London is that the project is considered in close detail during the planning stages. By paying close consideration to planning, we will help to ensure costs are minimised whilst avoiding stress once construction starts.

We have the expertise to assist with all aspects of your indoor swimming pool design and build project, including initial design ideas and technical drawings, planning permission, building regulations, structural and groundwater analysis, energy and insulation considerations.

Lastly, it’s also important to remember that detailed plans are an essential requirement in order to obtain accurate quotes from swimming pool builders, contractors and the other trades who will be involved in the project. We’ll work closely with you throughout, providing our expertise when liaising with contractors and on-site supervision during the construction phase.

Swimming pool design and construction

Although pool extensions or detached pool buildings are a desirable option, properties in London are often restricted in terms of exterior space available. As such, installing a basement swimming pool is becoming an increasingly popular option. Providing a superb way to increase living space whilst adding value to a property, utilising the otherwise unused space in a basement allows for the installation of a stylish pool.

If sufficient exterior space is available, there’s no doubt that a detached pool building or pool extension makes a highly sought after option. We have wide ranging expertise in the design of both pool extensions and detached buildings, alongside basement pools and spa/wellness facilities.

Get in touch with Horsley & Townsend

We are experienced swimming pool architects in London, providing a wide range of bespoke design services designed to help our clients enhance their properties.

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