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St Stephens Hall Sketch
Posted by Corin Morton - 25 January 2013

One of our new staff members recently produced this lovely drawing of one of our completed projects. First Base Day Centre is a Grade II* Listed former church in central Brighton, you can see the finished photos here. We hope that Jonathan will continue making these fantastic sketches, great work!


A Busy Start to 2013
Posted by Jed Williamson - 17 January 2013

We have enjoyed a very busy start to 2013, with work commencing on a number of exciting new projects both in the UK and internationally. CDMS Architects would also like to welcome four new talented members of staff; Jonathan, Manuel, Michelle and Walid to the team.


CDMS Partners Christmas Trip 2012
Posted by Jed Williamson - 14 December 2012

CDMS Architects has a long standing Christmas tradition dating back to 2005, we take all of our staff to a city or place that we think will inspire our designs – previous destinations have included Marakech, Budapest, Valencia, Berlin, and Malaga, the aim is to recharge our batteries and blow out the cobwebs.

This year the visit was to Dublin for the weekend of the 15th December, we visited all of the key architectural sites in Dublin and sampled some of the local produce. 


Office Fit-Out, Central London
Posted by Liam Denny - 13 December 2012

CDMS Architects has completed a 3,500sq ft head office fit out for a leading Internet sportswear company in the West End of London. The project created a large open plan office floor with separate directors' and finance offices, two meeting rooms, a cafe style breakout area and display showroom. CDMS Architects provided architectural and interior design services and liaised with all parties including landlords and agents, furniture and IT solution suppliers and contractors. The project was fast track from design to completion with a phased occupancy allowing the client to move in two weeks after lease signing whilst the remainder of the fit out was completed.


Technology City Masterplan, Riyadh
Posted by Mark Camillin - 12 December 2012

We are currently designing a large central area of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as part of a large new masterplan including residential, offices and hotel. This is a very important project in Riyadh and incorporates the latest technologies and building systems alongside sustainable design requirements. The project consists of a 235 hectare site divided into three distinct zones, adjacent to some of the largest developments in the Kingdom, it will contain high-end gated residential communities with civic buildings, schools and amenities.


Brighton Pool House
Posted by Chris Scarr - 29 November 2012

Works on site are scheduled to complete in late 2012 on CDMS Architects new pool house building in Brighton.  The building comprises of an indoor heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, changing and shower facilities, a fully open pitch roof with uniquely designed concealed lighting throughout.  Expect to see the completed photographs on the website in early January 2013.

Student Accommodation Refurbishment
Posted by Liam Croft - 27 November 2012

We have recently been appointed on an exciting new student accommodation refurbishment project in central London.  The scheme consists of the full refurbishment and strategic re-planning of an existing six-storey building to provide bright and modern spaces for student living.

With nearly fifty flats arranged in clusters of three to four bedrooms sharing common areas, and thirty stand-alone studio units, the finished scheme will provide bedrooms for over 210 students.  Design work has commenced to allow all works to be completed on site for the 2013 Autumn semester.

Grade II Listed - Coastguards Cottage
Posted by Mark Camillin - 16 November 2012

This Grade II Listed cottage in the heart of Lyme Regis and overlooking the famous Cobb has almost completed its extension and restoration by CDMS Architects. The cottage was originally built in 1865 and had lost many of its original features, we were asked to restore and refurbish the cottage as well as removing an illegal extension and building a new rear extension with courtyard.

CDMS Architects obtained Planning and Listed Buildings permission in March 2012, building works started in June 2012 and are due to complete in early December 2012.


Rural Sussex Property - Listed Building Consent
Posted by Corin Morton - 12 November 2012

CDMS Architects has recently achieved Listed Building Consent for the refurbishment and extension of a Grade II Listed property set within the South Downs National Park.  Located at the foot of the Downs and set within a secluded site, this Sussex flint and brick house had undergone a series of adjustments and extensions since it was first constructed in the 17th Century. 

The existing property lacked natural light, and did not link well with the surround gardens which featured formal lawns, gravel driveway, culvert stream and linear water feature.  CDMS Architects was tasked with remodeling the internal ground floor layout to create open plan kitchen and dining spaces, alongside reinstatement of primary rooms including original features such as fireplaces and oak paneling.  An existing 1970s extension was redesigned to include folding/sliding doors set within a flint and brick façade to match the main house, and new steel framed windows set within brick detailed reveals.

The main addition to the property is a lightweight glazed extension with double pitched roof, steel frame and sliding folding doors.  This new extension creates a new family space which links together the ground floor, and opens up views to the south across the landscape and towards the South Downs.

On the upper floors, new bedroom layouts were agreed, including a master bedroom leading on an ensuite, and a new internal timber and glass bridge which links previously divided bedrooms within the various roof spaces.

Fabrica Gallery Extension
Posted by Liam Croft - 30 October 2012

CDMS Architects have recently been working closely with Brighton’s Fabrica Gallery on a bid for Arts Council funding for an exciting new extension to their premises.

Located in the Grade II listed Old Holy Trinity Church in the heart of the Old Town, we have composed a three-storey extension tucked into a corner of the existing building.

Half hidden behind a retained Sussex flint wall, the extension more than doubles their administrative space.  Stepping respectfully away from the existing building, it creates new views of the existing stained glass windows, creating a hidden gem in this forgotten corner.