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



Specialists in swimming pool design in Surrey from Horsley Townsend

At Horsley & Townsend we have been involved with a wide range of luxury domestic swimming pool design and installation projects. Installing a swimming pool is a great way to enhance your home and lifestyle. We understand how to maximise space within a property by adding a swimming pool extension building, or installing a basement pool. In addition, our expertise also covers the design and construction of detached garden pool buildings.

Our swimming pool design service

From start to finish of each project we work closely with our clients to ensure the end result exceeds their expectations. The process begins with an initial meeting during which we’ll discuss your ideas and budget. We’ll also use time to explore any site constraints or opportunities, such as listed building or AONB status. Once the initial consultation stage is complete, we’ll develop a design brief which pays close consideration to your aspirations and requirements.


When it comes to the design options available, swimming pool installation doesn’t have to be constrained by the size of your property. Over the years we have successfully designed and built swimming pools in basements, extensions or detached buildings to complement the garden landscape. Depending on your requirements, a swimming pool and spa could be created, whilst installing a basement pool is the perfect solution for an urban property, for example.


Our experience covers the design and installation of swimming pools in a wide range of locations including National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Listed Buildings and conservation areas. Although working in such areas can prove a challenge, we have the experience required to see pre-planning application advice if appropriate, ensuring your completed pool matches our aspirations whilst sitting comfortably within your local environment.


Once the design and planning stages are complete, we will prepare building regulations drawings, coordinate quantity surveyors and other consultants. At this stage we will also seek competitive tenders from experienced pool contractors. Last and by no means least, once your swimming pool build project is underway, we will make regular site visits and inspections.

We provide services for swimming pool design throughout Surrey. If you would like to find out more or discuss your individual requirements, please get in touch.

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