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



Swimming pool architects in Buckinghamshire

Horsley & Townsend is an established architecture practice with many years of experience in designing bespoke swimming pools in Buckinghamshire and throughout the UK. We specialise in the design of unique interior swimming pools designed to transform our client’s homes and lifestyles.


We provide a bespoke design services which is tailored to suit the individual requirements of each client. Whether you would like to create a pool for relaxation and leisure, a place to unwind or improve your fitness, we have the expertise to design a pool which enhances your lifestyle and property.


A range of options are often available in terms of the location of your new swimming pool. If you have sufficient space in your garden a detached pool building – why not consider adding a spa? – could provide the ideal solution. Alternatively, many of our clients choose to house a pool in an extension building or basement conversion. We can also provide a range of imaginative solutions such locating a pool inside an existing building such as a barn. Whichever option you decide to choose, we will ensure the completed project complements your home and sits comfortably within the surrounding landscape.


Architect designed bespoke swimming pools Buckinghamshire


We understand the complexities which can arise during a swimming pool build project. Acquiring planning permission and consent for swimming pool extensions or building conversions can be challenging in properties located in National Parks or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As experienced swimming pool architects in Buckinghamshire, we bring a wealth of expertise to ensure both your aspirations and regulations are met.


Every pool design project is unique, and as such, we take pride in collaborating closely with our clients to ensure that their completed project meets their expectations. Following consultation and design meetings, we will begin work on obtaining the necessary planning permissions, which may be required.


Once permissions have been obtained, we will submit tenders to experienced swimming pool builders and contractors. Finally, once the build stage is underway we will continue to provide additional support through regular inspections and on-site visits.

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