CDMS Partners

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.

Embassy Court Tour
Posted by Jed Williamson - 18 October 2012

CDMS Architects took a guided tour of Embassy Court this week, an apartment building on Brighton seafront designed by Wells Coates in the 1930’s.  The tour included full access to the building including a dramatic walk along the roof top terrace, with stunning vistas across Brighton & Hove seafront.


Office Refurbishment
Posted by Rob Meynell - 15 October 2012

Detailed design work has commenced on our latest commercial fit-out project, with construction works due to start in the coming weeks.

Another Completed Project
Posted by Chris Scarr - 8 October 2012

We have recently completed the restoration and refurbishment works to a beautiful listed building in Lewes, East Sussex.  Have a look through some of the photographs by clicking here to take you to the project page.

Completed Project
Posted by Andrew Watson - 1 October 2012

One of our residential refurbishment projects has recently completed, which included a radical transformation of a rundown Victorian property in central Brighton. The project is now featured in the residential section of our projects section, please click here.

Fine Sussex Article
Posted by Corin Morton - 17 September 2012

CDMS Architects feature in this month’s Fine Sussex magazine.  A full feature including an interview with Chris and Corin can be read on page 102, please click here to link to the online article.

New Positions Available
Posted by Jed Williamson - 20 August 2012

We are currently seeking talented and motivated RIBA Part I and II Architectural Assistants to join our team to work on a diverse range of projects both in the UK and internationally.

You should be a talented designer, available immediately, with an excellent eye for presentation and detail, as well as construction knowledge. AutoCAD skills essential, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suite and freehand drawing is desirable.

Applicants should email their CV, examples of both creative and technical work to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.