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 in Surrey

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

View our Swimming Pool design portfolio



Horsley & Townsend - experienced swimming pool architects in Surrey

An indoor swimming pool makes a wonderful addition to your home, offering the perfect place in which to relax, unwind and improve your fitness. It can be difficult to know where to start with this type of project thanks to the range of options available.

At Horsley & Townsend we are experienced swimming pool architects and design specialists, with wide-ranging expertise in this area. We have created beautiful indoor pools including basement pools, indoor pool extension buildings and detached pools buildings.

Our approach to swimming pool design

There are many things to consider when designing and planning an indoor swimming pool, however attention to detail is perhaps the most important. We’ll work closely with you from start to finish to ensure you achieve maximum benefit from your completed pool project and will help you consider in details the options available to you; whether this is a stand alone pool house, a swimming pool extension to your property of a basement pool.

We’ll guide you through the advantages and disadvantages of each type of approach to swimming pool construction, whilst also taking into consideration local planning constraints and environmental factors. For example, you might want to think about whether swimming will become part of your daily routine and whether access to a pool house could be a problem during the winter. If this is the case, a pool extension connected to your home might be a more practical option.

If external space is limited or you don’t want to encroach into your garden landscape, a basement pool can prove to be the perfect option. Over recent years we have successfully completed a number of number of basement pool projects, designed to make maximum use of the space available.

Do I need an architect to design my swimming pool?

The short answer to this questions is yes! Architectural plans are required by swimming pool builders and pool contractors who will find it impossible to provide accurate costings without them. In addition, we will provide our guidance and expertise throughout the planning feasibility stages as this can prove particularly challenging for projects in National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Listed Buildings. We’ll use our experience to help you navigate through the pool design and construction process, ensuring your complete swimming pool projects exceeds your expectations and is completed within your budget.

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