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 specialising in swimming pool design in Hampshire

We are an established architecture practice with extensive experience in designing unique swimming pools. Installing an indoor swimming pool offers a superb way to enhance your lifestyle; making the perfect addition to your home. Thanks to our wide ranging experience, we understand how to make the most of the space within a property, whether this is through a basement conversion, for example, an extension or detached pool building.

Unique swimming pool design

Thanks to our wide-ranging experience in indoor pool design, we have developed a tried and tested approach which begins with an in-depth consultation. This initial consultation is an important opportunity for us to explore your aspirations and ideas, whilst paying close consideration to the opportunities available. We’ll also discuss with you any potential constraints which may apply to your property, such as listed building status, for example. Following our initial consultation, we’ll create a project brief, designed to meet your requirements and aspirations.


When it comes to swimming pool installation, a range of options can be available. This means that you don’t necessarily have to be constrained by your home’s location or the size of its footprint. Some of our recent projects have included the design and construction of garden pool buildings, swimming pools housed in purpose-built extensions and basement pools.

Swimming pools designed in Hampshire and surrounding areas

Our expertise covers swimming pool design in a wide range of locations including Conservation Areas, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and buildings with listed status. Although swimming pool construction in areas such as these can seem like a challenge, we have experience necessary to seek appropriate advice to ensure the completed project exceeds your expectations, whilst also sitting comfortably within the surrounding environment.


Once the design and planning stages are complete, we will coordinate surveyors and other consultants who may be required. During this stage, we will source several competitive tenders from specialist swimming pool builders. Once your project is underway, we’ll carry out regular site inspections.

Areas & Specialisms

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