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 services for swimming pool design in Cheshire

At Horsley & Townsend we specialise in bespoke swimming pool design in Cheshire and surrounding areas. Adding a pool to your home offers a superb way to enhance your property and lifestyle. We’ll use our expertise to create a design which complements your home, whether this is a basement swimming pool and spa, detached pool building or a specially designed extension.

Our bespoke services for swimming pool design are available throughout Cheshire and the North West. As experienced pool designers, our in-depth knowledge covers possible design considerations and constraints, such as conservation areas, listed buildings, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Specialists in swimming pool design

Over recent years we have worked on a wide range of swimming pool designed projects including a detached pool building which included a gym, and a glazed, detached pool hall situated in the grounds of a detached property. We have also recently completed work on a project to design and create a basement swimming pool, situated partly underneath an existing property, and partly underneath an existing garden.

Our approach to pool design

As bespoke swimming pool design specialists in Cheshire, we use an approach focussed upon the unique aspects of each project. Every pool project is different and this means that we always begin with an in-depth consultation meeting. An initial consultation offers the ideal opportunity to discuss your ideal and aspirations for your pool project before we talk through the options available to you.

As already stated, we have wide-ranging experience in designing pools for homes in what could be considered challenging locations, such as listed buildings, conservation areas and National Parks.

Whilst working on the design process we’ll carry out inception and feasibility studies before preparing and submitting planning applications, followed by building regulations application. We’ll follow these planning stages with the preparation of tender documents which we will submit to experienced building contractors with expertise in swimming pool construction. Once construction work is underway, we will continue to provide architect’s services during the construction phase of your project.

Areas & Specialisms

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