About Horsley Townsend Architects

Horsley Townsend is an established RIBA architecture practice with many years of experience in a wide range of residential and commercial projects, including swimming pool design. We are based in North Yorkshire and work with clients throughout the UK, providing them with specialist services designed to transform their homes or business premises.

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



Specialist swimming pool architects in Northumbria

Choosing the perfect swimming pool design for your home is no small decision. At Horsley Townsend, we understand the intricacies and beauty that lie behind each unique pool project. As leading swimming pool architects in Northumbria, we’ve crafted bespoke swimming experiences that transform homes into personal retreats.


Every homeowner has a vision. Our role? To bring that vision to life with precision and flair. We specialise in the architectural design of bespoke swimming pools, tailored to the unique tastes and requirements of our clients. Whether it’s an expansive luxury swimming pool design or a compact solution for smaller spaces, we have the expertise to make your dream a reality.


Designing a swimming pool for your home is different from crafting a commercial pool. We take into account the surrounding architecture, the landscape, and most importantly, your lifestyle. Our home swimming pool designs are not just about aesthetics; they’re about creating a space you’ll love using for many years to come.


Our approach is holistic. As architects specialising in swimming pools, we understand the need to integrate the pool seamlessly with its environment. This means considering the landscape, the home’s architecture, and even the specific region’s climate. In Northumbria, where conditions can be varied, this insight is invaluable.


Navigating the complexities of designing and constructing swimming pools in areas with unique geographical or historical designations demands a special set of skills and expertise. At Horsley Townsend, our extensive experience stretches beyond mere architectural mastery. We’ve successfully undertaken projects in some of the UK’s most sensitive regions, including National Parks, conservation areas, and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our designs for these areas are informed by a deep respect for the natural and historical heritage of the sites, ensuring that every project we deliver not only stands out but also blends harmoniously with its surroundings.

Equally, buildings with Listed Building status come with their own unique set of challenges and regulatory considerations. We understand the responsibility that comes with working on these heritage-rich structures. We have been entrusted with several such projects, where we’ve meticulously preserved the historical integrity of the buildings while introducing thoughtful and sympathetic contemporary touches. With each project, we reaffirm our commitment to maintaining the historical narrative of such structures, all while meeting the contemporary needs of our clients.

At Horsley Townsend, we’ll use our expertise in swimming pool design to enhance your home and bring your dreams to life. Entrust us with your project, and experience the transformation that only we can provide. Contact us today for a consultation.

Areas & Specialisms

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