CDMS Partners

The Courtyard House
Posted by Chris Scarr - 01 May 2018

You can now see completed photos of our project in West Sussex – The Courtyard House.  Please click here.  We are looking forward to exhibiting this project along with many others at Grand Designs Live this year at the London Excel on 5th – 13th May 2018.


Planning Submitted for Bashurst Hill New Build
Posted by Nick Surtees - 25 April 2018

CDMS Architects has submitted a planning application for a new 5-bedroom dwelling and attached double garage in West Sussex. The site is a sloping plot on the outskirts of Horsham which is currently occupied by a large dwelling dating back to the 1960’s. Whilst the existing building has a certain charm, it is poorly planned internally and orientated in such a way that does not take full advantage of natural sunlight, nor its beautiful location adjacent to an Ancient Woodland. CDMS Architects was approached with a brief to provide a new home, suitable for modern living and an outdoor lifestyle.

 Our design is a contemporary response to the site and the clients’ brief. The composition and angular form breaks up the overall mass of the building, providing visual interest from key vantage points around the site. The two main blocks are positioned to provide a defined entrance sequence to the South, with sheltered living accommodation located to the North with views over the garden. These blocks are connected via a central living space, intended to be the heart of the home, that also connects the gardens to the North and the South. The central section is fully glazed at ground floor, and finished with a timber louvre screen at first floor to give the impression of a floating link. The material palette of dark blue brick and ‘board and batten’ timber cladding has been chosen to showcase the contemporary appearance of the building through contrasts of texture and colour.


ISO9001:2015 Certification
Posted by Jed Williamson - 11 April 2018

CDMS Architects has successfully been certified in the updated ISO9001:2015 standard for Quality Management following a 2 day external audit in early April. Having held an ISO9008:2008 accreditation for over 6 years CDMS Architects is proud to renew its commitment to the new standard after passing the audit with flying colours!


Planning Approval for Eastbourne Residential Development
Posted by George Gunton - 29 March 2018

CDMS Architects has recently achieved full Planning Approval for the construction of a new 10 unit residential development in central Eastbourne.

The design is a direct response to the unique challenges of the existing site, which has a major strategic sewer running through the middle of it. To avoid building over the sewer, the development has been split into two separate blocks, with the larger block divided by the central circulation core to provide a visual consistency to the development.

The planning application was approved unanimously by the Planning Committee who praised the design and its approach to the difficult site.


Planning Submitted for New Apartment Building
Posted by Oscar Sedkowski - 21 March 2018

We have submitted a full planning application for the construction of 7 new apartments in the London Borough of Bromley. The scheme has been designed around the parameters of a previous planning approval on the site, but includes an updated and more contemporary approach to the design, with additional duplex apartments. The existing trees have been retained with additional planting and landscaping together with private parking spaces for each apartment. 


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.