Townscape provide creative and innovative solutions for property transformations, remodels and new build bespoke homes across Yorkshire


Coronavirus Service Update -


We hope that all of our customers, colleagues and friends are all safe and well.


Townscape Architects are adhering to current government advice and all our staff are currently working from home. If you wish to make contact with a member of our team then please use the usual mobile numbers or emails and we will respond at our earliest opportunity.


For new enquiries please feel free to call the Harrogate Office line on 01423 505924 or York on 01904 217190. Your call will automatically redivert to Lorna who will be able to assist you with your enquiry.


Keep well and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Townscape Architects are RIBA chartered residential architects, with offices in Harrogate and York.

We specialise in designing life-changing homes, which includes bespoke new build houses as well as property transformations such as full house refurbishments, extensions and conversions.

Everything will be handled by your personal project manager and our team. You can rely on us to sort out planning departments and building regulations; we will help you to select fixtures and finishes; we manage your engineers and builders. We will even carry out inspections of the builders work and report back to you.

Find out how Townscape Architects can help – discover a new kind of architecture.


For you, working with an architect might be a new and daunting experience, or it might be something you have done before. Either way, choosing the right residential architect is an important decision. Not all architects are the same. We want you to be able to say you are pleased to have chosen Townscape.

This is your opportunity to create a life changing home. You might be looking for a dramatic property transformation; a new build home, a sympathetic restoration, a cosy re-design of living space, or a sleek-lined modernisation. You have a dream that you want realised.

You might have questions about planning permission, space utilisation, construction budgets, timescales, design factors; those questions all need answering. Later on, building regulations, tenders for work, on-site project management all must be taken care of. We do all that for you.

Download a brochure to find out more

Download a brochure to find out more about our services and how we work, a bit about us and the answers to those burning questions.  Discover a new kind of architecture.



You want great ideas and fantastic designs. You also want attention to detail, a professional service; a smooth and efficient project from start to finish.

You want someone you can trust; someone to guide you and advise you; someone with the right experience, who demonstrates they want the best for you. We offer a free one hour no-commitment consultation so you can see for yourself that Townscape will work for you.

We know about architecture, we know about design, we know about building projects. We know that your priority is for an architect who understands, solves and then delivers the architectural designs and completed build projects you want. That’s what we do for you. Understand, solve, deliver

Townscape Architects add the most value to the process where these is a challenge to overcome. We strive to provide the best architectural solutions in order to exceed our clients expectations.

Our key services include;

  • Feasibility Studies – To unlock the full potential of a site of building
  • Planning Applications
  • Building Regulations Applications
  • Project Tender Services
  • Contract Administration

To find out more, please email details of your project with location, contact details and site photographs to or alternatively click the link below.

Brief Us


In order to be able to make an informed decision about how to best move a project forward we offer a complementary design consultation at your home. Whether its a whole house renovation, extension or new build home one our architects or building designers will meet with you to discuss the properties potential and process to move the project forward.  This consultation will provide you with the answers that you need such as design ideas and inspiration; practical advice on build costs and the chances of obtaining planning permission; and technical information on build-ability and building regulations.


Book a Complementary Design Consultation

We are a creative and reliable RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice with offices in Harrogate and York. If you’d like to discuss a new project with us then please call one of our friendly team to book a free property design consultation at your home. 



If you are looking to buy a house in the area and need some professional advice before you make an offer then why not book  an appointment with one of our architects. For a fee of between £200 and £500 we will be able to offer you a design consultation and site visit to discuss how the property may be fine tuned to meet with your specific needs. We have a limited number of these appointments available each month so please call the office to book an appointment in advance.

The Start of a Journey …………

At Townscape we promise to be at your side throughout every step of your project. We like to keep things straightforward and this is a typical plan of how we work with you:

Townscape Viability Appraisal TM


We can help from the earliest stages of a project, even before the property is purchased. We will find out all about your aspirations for the project, your likes and dislikes, your wish list of requirements. We will discuss this with you at the project outset; all of this information is compiled into a project brief.​


Once we understand your requirements we will initiate an intense creative design process. A series of ideas, sketches and images will be prepared to show how your home may be designed or transformed. We will then meet with you to review and discuss the various layouts in further detail.​


A viability report will be prepared to​ provide you with high level project information such as an indication of build costs, site constraints, planning constraints and an indicative programme for the works. This report will assist you in deciding which of the sketch options is most appropriate for you.​

Planning Stage


When the feasibility study is complete we will work with you to​ develop a preferred option in further​ detail. During this part of the process​ you will see the designs of your new​ home starting to take shape. We will meet with you regularly to discuss and develop the design until a final​ plan is agreed.​


Using the latest software we are able​ to build a computer generated 3D model of your new home. By using virtual reality and a set of 3D glasses you will be able to take a virtual tour of your new home. This means​ that the design is fully understood and developed before construction begins​


The planning system can be a minefield.​ To ensure the best chance of success we use our knowledge, expertise and pro active approach to manage the​ planning process on your behalf. We​ will monitor the application and keep a​ close eye on progress until a decision is​ made.

Construction Stages


This involves preparing technical​ drawings and specifications that​ a builder will need to accurately price a​ project and to build from. There is a lot​ to consider but there is no need to worry​ as we will guide you through all of the​ options, from fixtures and fittings, windows​ and doors through to the finishing touches​.


Choosing the right contractor for the​ project is essential. We will tender the project to obtain competitive​ quotes on your behalf. When the quotes are received we will assist​ you in selecting the best builder for the project. We will then set up the necessary building contracts; construction can then commence.​


We will be at your side at every step through to completion. We will carry out site inspections to check that the work is carried out properly, certify payments to the contractor, and deal with the builder on your behalf. Even​ when the project is complete we will be​ on hand to deal with any problems that​ arise.​



Every property decision you have made up until now has been based around the children, catchment area of schools, jobs and commuting. Have you thought about the day that the children have fled the nest and work is a distant memory?

The priorities that you did have are now in flux. You might be more concerned about energy efficiency and running costs, worries about maintaining a property, or living in your own home for as long as possible.

This could be an exciting new adventure - your chance to design and build your own home for your retirement. Find out more below.


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