CDMS Partners

Planning Approval for Howth Peninsular House
Posted by George Gunton - 19 December 2017

CDMS Architects has just achieved planning approval for this exciting new build house near Dublin. Located on the Howth Peninsular, with spectacular views out to the coast and across Dublin Bay, the house has been carefully located and proportioned to avoid impeding existing protected views from adjacent pathways in what is one of the most sensitive and protected areas in Ireland.

The house is clad in a combination of timber, glass and tradition local dry stonework sourced from a quarry less than a mile from the site. The lower level of house has been designed to be evocative of the stone outcroppings found across the peninsular, with the upper level a more lightweight open timber and glass structure. This contrast in materiality helps breakup the overall mass of what is a large new build home.

We are looking forward to starting on site towards the end of 2018.


Timber Newbuild Submitted for Planning
Posted by Oscar Sedkowski - 14 December 2017

CDMS Architects has recently submitted a Full Planning Application for the demolition of an existing dwelling and proposing a new dwelling in its place.

The proposal is set out over a single storey as the existing dwelling and will feature 5no. bedrooms with a large open plan Kitchen/Living/Dining area. It will be mostly timber clad with a metal standing seam roof for the monopitch roof areas. The proposal looks to improve upon the existing bungalow by removing the stepped entrances to the front and back of the house and relocating the entrance to the side of the property so that it can be more accessible. The Kitchen/Living/Dining room area will include large aluminium framed sliding doors with glazing to take advantage of the inside/outside relationship and views to the rear garden.

The planning application is due to be determined early next year.


Planning Approval
Posted by Chris Scarr - 08 November 2017

We have obtained Planning Consent from the London Borough of Croydon for this residential development which includes a mix of 9 one and two bedroom apartments. The scheme builds on a previous approval obtained last year for three houses on the site. 

The design has been adapted to create the apartments within the envelope of the proposed houses; full storey glazed links connect the buildings to provide access to the apartments on each floor, whilst maintaining the pattern along the road. A significant landscaping scheme to the rear provides private and shared amenity space for the apartments. 

Building works are  scheduled to start in February 2018.


Palace Road London
Posted by Chris Scarr - 25 October 2017

We are pleased to be able to share some photos of our development on Palace Road in South London which completed earlier in 2017.

The scheme includes a pharmacy and doctors surgery at ground and first floors, with 21 apartments above and a detached townhouse to the rear. 

Please click here to see the photographs.


Golders Green Crematorium
Posted by Corin Morton - 14 September 2017

Construction works are underway for our project at Golders Green Crematorium, located in North London. CDMS Architects was appointed by our clients to design the refurbishment and extension of their Grade II Listed offices at the site.  Golders Green is one of the first Crematoriums in England dating from 1912, and the existing building forms part of the nucleus of original buildings constructed at that time. The buildings within the Crematorium site feature intricate brick construction including geometric motifs picked out in blue brick – drawing on this inspiration, CDMS Architects has designed a two storey extension to the existing building which references these motifs, alongside using geometric symbology to create a composition of abstract patterns which reference the wider site. The building includes a new reception space, alongside offices, meeting rooms and kitchenette facilities.

Construction is being undertaken by Morton Hale Construction, and due for completion in February 2018.


Wealden Hall House
Posted by Chris Scarr - 5 September 2017

We have completed works on this Listed family home in Surrey. The building was originally constructed as a Wealden Hall House in the 16th Century before a series of Edwardian extensions were added. The building works, completed by Woodmans Construction, have unified the house with the various extensions and outbuildings, creating a modern day family home. A new glass extension helps connect the living spaces to the garden and bring light in to the deep floor plan. For more images please click here.


Planning Application for Residential Development in Eastbourne
Posted by Kathy Kutter - 26 July 2017

CDMS Architects has submitted a Full Planning Application for a new build residential development scheme in central Eastbourne.

The proposals include 10 new residential apartments over 4 floors. The building will replace an existing run down pub and private car park and has been designed to sit cohesively with the surrounding buildings. Clad in a combination of brickwork, dark grey render and fibre cement cladding, the building is stepped to create a dynamic façade that breaks up the overall bulk of the development.

All of the apartments have access to private balconies or gardens and parking spaces have been provided for every unit to reduce the impact on the surround residential area.

The application is due to be determined in late Autumn.


Planning Application in Tulse Hill
Posted by Chris Scarr - 27 June 2017

We have submitted a Full Detailed Planning Application for a new mixed used scheme in South London. 

Our proposals include a large commercial space over the ground floor and basement levels, with 9 new residential apartments above. Replacing an existing run-down car garage and forecourt, the new scheme is 4 stories tall and clad in a light red brick to reference the original surrounding Victorian buildings, with a light grey zinc top floor which is stepped back away from the street. The apartments are generously planned with private balconies and a large shared garden at the rear. A planning decision is expected in Autumn 2017 – watch this space.


Planning Submission for Contemporary Farm House
Posted by Corin Morton - 21 June 2017

CDMS Architects has recently submitted its design for a new agricultural workers’ dwelling for detailed planning permission. The project is for a beef farmer client who has been establishing their farming business over a period of three years and is now looking to obtain consent for a permanent dwelling to support the business. The site, located in Wiltshire, sits on the edge of a valley with far reaching views to the east and west – this has influenced the cranked form of the property. The design is for a house combined with a farm office and facilities, arranged over two floors and partially submerged into the landscape. Living, dining and kitchen spaces are located on the upper entrance floor with the farm facilities, with bedrooms located on the lower floor. The house features a mono-pitched anthracite zinc roof, and is clad using a mixture of vertical western red cedar and anthracite zinc panels.


The Beginning of Works at New Park Road
Posted by Callum Graham - 23 May 2017

Works are well underway on our mixed use development in South London, as demolition is nearing completion. Planning permission was secured by CDMS Architects in late 2016 and the scheme comprises of a series of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, a mews house and two retail units at street level. We are working closely with the same team involved in our successful Palace Road project to deliver another high-end result. Expect to see more updates as the construction continues throughout the year.