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



Horsley & Townsend - architects and swimming pool designers in Berkshire

We have extensive experience in swimming pool design having been involved in a wide range of pool design and installation projects. A swimming pool makes the perfect addition to your home, offering a superb way to enhance your lifestyle. At Horsley & Townsend we understand how to design and install a pool so as to make the most of the space within a property through the addition of an extension or basement conversion. Alternatively, we also have expertise in the design and construction of detached garden pool buildings.

Bespoke swimming pool design

We use a tried and tested approach to swimming pool design which starts with an in-depth consultation to ensure the end result exceeds your expectations. During this initial meeting we’ll talk through your ideas, whilst also taking the time to explore the opportunities available, or constraints such as AONB or listed building status. Once this initial consultation stage has been completed, we will create a design brief to meet your requirements and aspirations for the project.


In terms of swimming pool installation, a number of options are available so you don’t necessarily have to be constrained by your home’s footprint. At Horsley & Townsend we have designed and built basement indoor swimming pools and garden swimming pools, housed in purpose-built, detached buildings.


We have experience in the design and installation of swimming pools in a range of locations including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks, Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas. Installing a swimming pool in properties in locations such as these seems like a challenge. However, we have the expertise required to seek appropriate pre-planning advice, with the aim of ensuring your pool meets your expectations whilst also complementing your local environment.


When the design and planning stages have been finalised, we will prepare the drawings necessary for building regulations, whilst coordinating other consultants (if required) and surveyors. It is during this stage that we will also source competitive tenders from contractors with experience of installing swimming pools in Berkshire. Then, once swimming builders are on sight, we’ll carry out regular site inspections.


Contact us for information on swimming pool design in Berkshire


Installing a swimming pool is a great way to enhance your property and lifestyle. To find out more about our swimming pool design services in Berkshire, please get in touch

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