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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.


CDMS attend Turf Cutting Ceremony
Posted by Gareth Thyer - 23 June 2015

Chris Scarr and Gareth Thyer of CDMS Architects recently attended a turf-cutting ceremony for the new Seaside Apartments project for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund in Rustington.

The ceremony was led by Air Commodore Paul Hughesdon, the Director of Welfare and Policy for the RAFBF and a sizeable crowd was in attendance. Amongst those cutting the turf (and cake) were residents and staff of Princess Marina House plus serving members of the RAF and their families. Also present were representatives of Cheesmur Building Contractors who have been appointed as Main Contractor for the project.


Brighton Language College Completes
Posted by Kathy Kutter - 10 June 2015

CDMS Architects is proud to announce that works have now been completed at Brighton Language College. The project, which faces Brighton Pavilion's famous front elevation, comprised of the refurbishment of the existing double frontage listed property into a fun and vibrant language school. The project commenced on site in December 2014 and took approximately 6 months to complete, just in time for the students to start arriving for the summer!

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Home Building & Renovation Magazine
Posted by Chris Scarr - 3 June 2015

We are pleased to announce that our Fir View project is being featured in this month's edition of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine.


Grand Designs Live 2015
Posted by Chris Scarr - 1 May 2015

Following the success of last year's show, we are exhibiting again this year at Grand Designs Live 2015.  The show runs from 2nd - 10th May at the Excel in London and we are located at Stand B7 in the Grand Build Section.  We would love to see you so please come along and say hello, here's a sneak previous of our stand.


Completion of the Upside Down House
Posted by James Patterson - 23 April 2015

Our renovation of a 1950’s detached property in Balcombe, West Sussex is now complete. The finished building includes a large frameless glass balcony to the rear, a single storey extension to the front and the re-planning of the existing internal layouts, modernising the house to meet the owners requirements.

Using large glass panels and delicate timbers to soften the facade, the contemporary extension to the front has already become very popular amongst the local residents in what is a very sensitive rural setting. We wish the owners a happy future in their new home.

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Sevenoaks Penthouse
Posted by Chris Scarr - 22 April 2015

Our transformation of this existing 1980's building in Sevenoaks town centre is now complete. The first stage of the project included a complete refurbishment of the existing two floors into contemporary office accommodation together with an external re-cladding exercise. The construction of this penthouse apartment on top of the existing roof followed and the works have now completed.

The apartment boasts an impressive open plan living space with two large bedroom suites, large terrace areas and a feature timber wall which snakes through the interior space on to the external terrace. CDMS Architects attended the opening part with the Clients last month.

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Planning Approval at Masons Hill
Posted by Chris Scarr - 13 April 2015

We have successfully obtained Planning Consent for this prominent corner site in Bromley, South-East London.  The application was determined at Planning Committee and approved, subject to legal agreements.  The scheme consists of 29 residential apartments over a ground floor commercial unit.  The rear of the site includes over 20 secure parking spaces and shared amenity spaces.  Works are scheduled to commence on site in early Autumn 2015.


Gallery Gets Green Light
Posted by Tom Wainewright - 10 March 2015

CDMS Architects is pleased to announce that its proposals for a three storey extension to the Fabrica Art Gallery in central Brighton has received Planning and Listed Building Consent, in addition to Arts Council funding for the project. The Gallery, housed within a Grade II listed deconsecrated church, will benefit from much needed office space within the contemporary extension, ensuring the economic viability of the organisation within their current building. Work is due to start on site in November, with completion due to coincide with the Gallery’s 20th anniversary celebrations in 2016.


Construction Commences on Brighton Language College
Posted by Kathy Kutter - 16 February 2015

CDMS Architects are pleased to announce that construction has commenced on Brighton language College. The project comprises of the refurbishment of an existing property on the Old Steine into a fun and vibrant Language School. Works are steadily progressing and are due to complete towards the end of May.