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 in Yorkshire and throughout the UK. 

View our Swimming Pool design portfolio



Horsley Townsend Architects - specialising in swimming pool design in North Yorkshire

At Horsley Townsend we have wide ranging expertise in the design of swimming pool installations for residential properties. Not only is adding a pool to your home the perfect way to add value to your home, it will also enhance your lifestyle. We’ll utilise our expertise to maximise space within your property, whether this is through the addition of a swimming pool extension, basement pool or detached pool building.

Swimming pool designers in North Yorkshire

We understand that every project is unique and as such will closely with you to ensure the end result exceeds your expectations. From initial design ideas and conception, through to the completion of your project, we’ll use our expertise to create a design which complements and maximises the potential of your home.

Our design process starts with an initial meeting during which we’ll talk through your ideas, budget and any possible site constraints or opportunities. Over the years we have worked on numerous projects on what might be considered challenging locations, such as Listed Buildings, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We’ll use our expertise to seek pre-planning advice if required, with the aim of finding design solutions which complement your surrounding landscape.

When it comes to possible pool design options, it’s worth bearing in mind that a pool installation project doesn’t necessarily have to be limited by the size of your property. A range of possible design options could be available, including a detached pool building, extension or basement pool. Furthermore and if space allows, why not consider a pool and spa?

Once we have completed the initial consultation and design phases of your project, we will prepare the drawings required for building regulations, whilst working with any other consultants whose expertise may be required, such as surveyors. The next step is for us to seek competitive tenders from experienced swimming pool contractors. Last and by no means least, we will continue to provide support and expertise throughout the build stage of your project, carrying out regular site visits and inspections as required.

Areas & Specialisms

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