About Us


Horsley Townsend Architects was established in 2001 by Bill Horsley and Guy Townsend. We combine good design with technical and professional experience.

The majority of our work is in Yorkshire, in and around Leeds, Harrogate, Ilkley, Skipton, Wetherby and York. However our residential and commercial architectural portfolio extends from as far south as Dorset &London to as far north as Glasgow and Edinburgh.


Building types

  • One off houses
  • Small extensions
  • Larger extensions
  • House refurbishment
  • House refurbishment
  • Sites for house builders or developers
  • Hotels, restaurants, pubs
  • Offices
  • Industrial units
  • Cultural buildings
  • Retail units

Conservation and 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
  • 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

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
  • Operations on site.
  • Master planning
  • Measured surveys
  • Licensing drawings

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