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Forge House In Pictures
Posted by Corin Morton - 1 November 2015

Following our success at this year's Sussex Heritage Awards, we have commissioned some photos of our award winning project, Forge House. You can find details of the project under the 'conservation' section of the website here.


CDMS Architects Wins Frank Marshall Award
Posted by Chris Scarr - 13 October 2015

CDMS Architects has won the 2015 Frank Marshall Award for Townscape Improvement.  The award, presented by the Sevenoaks Society, is in recognition of the best improvement or contribution to the townscape of Sevenoaks over the preceding two years.

The existing 1980's office building, which is located just off the High Street in the centre of Sevenoaks was tired in appearance and needed modernising both internally and externally.  The windows were replaced, brickwork was rendered and the hung tiling was replaced with a more contemporary zinc finish.  Inside, an extensive refurbishment was undertaken and new office accommodation has been provided for the town, together with an impressive penthouse apartment on top of the existing structure.



Work Starts on Fabrica Extension
Posted by Corin Morton - 05 October 2015

Construction work has started on CDMS Architects’ project for Fabrica Gallery in central Brighton last week.  The project includes a three storey extension to house the gallery’s offices, alongside a new shopfront picture window to the Duke Street facade.  In tandem with the construction works, Fabrica is maintaining a blog for visitors to follow which will chart progress - here, in the first instalment, Laurence Hill of Fabrica interviews Corin Morton of CDMS to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities the project has faced.


CDMS Architects on Instagram
Posted by Corin Morton - 16 September 2015

CDMS Architects has just launched its Instagram account, which will feature images of our completed projects, projects in progress and some of the ideas we are developing in our studio.  We look forward to connecting with and following other people interested in all things architecture and design! Follow us at @cdmsarchitects or tag us using #cdmsarchitects



Beehive Gets Full Planning Permission in Only 6 Weeks
Posted by Mark Camillin - 16 September 2015

Demolition of the existing building will commence on 5 October 2015 and reconstruction of the sustainably designed, timber framed house immediately after.



CDMS Architects' Fabrica Project Features in Viva Magazine
Posted by Tom Wainewright - 4 September 2015

CDMS Architects’ Fabrica project is the subject of a recent feature article in Viva Brighton magazine. Journalist Chloe King interviewed Corin Morton and Tom Wainewright of CDMS Architects about the proposals for this exciting new extension to Fabrica, a gallery located in a deconsecrated church in central Brighton. You can read the online article on page 97 of the September issue here, or find out more about the project here.



The Beehive Planning Application
Posted by Mark Camillin - 5 August 2015

CDMS Architects' new south-west office has submitted a planning application for a new build timber framed contemporary house in an area of outstanding natural beauty in east Devon. The house has strong sustainable design credentials, cedar cladding, and a zinc roof.


Planning for Grade II Listed House at Cobb Terrace, Lyme Regis 
Posted by Mark Camillin - 3 August 2015

CDMS Architects - South-West office has just obtained planning and listed building approval for a double house on the listed terrace at The Cobb in Lyme Regis. This is the second project that we have worked on in this terrace. Works will commence in September to restore these coastguards cottages and reinstate some of the original features.


New Show Home
Posted by Chris Scarr - 28 July 2015

We have completed the interior fit out of a new show home in Crofton Park, London.  The house is part of a high quality eight-unit development, which CDMS Architects have designed.

The interior design combines contemporary pieces with retro 1960's styles and patterns to achieve a modern but homely feel.  At ground floor, the layout was adapted to introduce a large sliding feature walnut door which creates a flexible master suite or bedroom-bathroom-study at ground floor.  A large open plan living space has been divided in to three separate spaces with a built in picture frame shelf which links them together.  Further bedrooms and bathrooms are included at first floor and external dining and relaxing spaces have been formed within the rear garden.



CDMS Architects Wins Sussex Heritage Award
Posted by Corin Morton - 22 July 2015

CDMS Architects is thrilled to have been selected as winners of the 'Small Scale Residential' award for 2015 at this year's Sussex Heritage Awards, which recognises outstanding design throughout the region. Our award winning project saw the complete refurbishment and extension of Forge House in Storrington, a house situated in the centre of the village with a fascinating story of historical development over the years. The project featured the reinstatement of the property as as single family house, alongside an open plan extension to the rear, and replacement windows throughout.

Additionally, historic features were exposed and preserved as they were discovered, and the property was internally insulated, with great care taken to ensure compatibility with the original fabric.  The award was presented by Lord Egremont, chairman of the Sussex Heritage Trust, and accepted by Rob Meynel of CDMS Architects, Ross Murley of contractors Minton Young, and the clients.