CDMS Partners


Planning Submission for Mixed Use Development
Posted by Oscar Sedkowski - 12 December 2014

CDMS has recently submitted a full planning application for a major mixed-use development in London.

Situated on a corner plot of a major intersection, the proposed development consists of an A1 Use Class unit at ground floor level and 29 new apartments over the next 4 stories. A high quality design was required to enhance the immediate area and resulted in CDMS Architects' proposal which was derived from a series of studies looking at the relationship with the surrounding buildings and streetscape. Each unit was designed to Lifetime Home standards with the proposal also providing on-site car parking for residents and commercial users.


Courtyard House Secures Planning
Posted by Rob Meynell - 9 December 2014

Planning permission has been successfully obtained for the development of a new build contemporary family home in West Sussex. The scheme comprises carefully composed living spaces arranged around a central courtyard space, evoking a sense of intimacy and protection. Key living spaces are also open-plan and double aspect with large seamless apertures; taking advantage of the mature wooded site which surrounds the building.


Another Planning Permission
Posted by Chris Scarr - 21 November 2014

CDMS Architects has secured planning permission for another mixed use scheme in South London. Our proposals include commercial space at ground floor with private secure parking, shared amenity space and a number of generously planned exclusive apartments above including two duplex penthouses. Work on site is scheduled to start in Spring 2015.


Planning Approval
Posted by Chris Scarr - 14 November 2014

We have recently obtained Planning Approval for this new development in South London. The carefully composed scheme provides much needed new homes for the City and includes high quality designed accommodation, on-site parking, and sustainable design measures.


Wealden Hall House
Posted by Chris Scarr - 22 October 2014

We have obtained full planning and listed building consent for the extension and refurbishment of this beautiful residential property in Oxted, Surrey.  Originally a Wealden Hall House built in the 16th Century, the building has been adapted over the centuries including a significant Edwardian extension.  Our proposals look to unify the house with the outbuildings and extensions, creating a large family home.  The original Hall House layout is restored including all of the original structural timber frame.  A contemporary new extension includes an open plan kitchen family area and views through a frameless corner window to the garden and beyond.  Construction works are due to commence in November 2014.

New Planning Submission
Posted by Rob Meynell - 8 October 2014

CDMS is pleased to announce that a full planning application has been submitted for a contemporary new build family home in West Sussex.

The site is surrounded by mature trees and vegetation which informs the design philosophy as the building is planned around an attractive existing Copper Beech tree, creating an intimate courtyard space. The design exploits its mature woodland surroundings with full-height glazing, private terraces and external landscaped areas around a swimming pool to the rear.


Beautiful Kitchens Magazine
Posted by Corin Morton - 29 September 2014

One of our conservation projects has been featured in Beautiful Kitchens magazine. The Grade II listed building in central Brighton was completely refurbished by CDMS Architects with works completing earlier this year, pick up a copy of the magazine to read the full article.


Planning Submission
Posted by Kathy Kutter - 2 September 2014

CDMS has recently submitted this scheme for full planning in South London. The site is located behind an existing residential dwelling with 19 garages located between two rows of houses. The proposal is for the demolition of the existing garage buildings on the site and the redevelopment of the land to provide a terrace of 4 new build three bedroom dwellings each with an integral garage, refuse store and a private garden as well as the provision for cycle storage, refuse collection and additional on-site car parking.

The proposed massing of the units sits in between the larger three storey terrace to the West and the smaller scaled two storey terraces to the East. The facades have been broken up which adds different levels of privacy and design interest within the scheme. Design solutions to address overlooking issues have been incorporated, these include screening and corner windows to the front and back of all Units. The layouts of the Units have also been designed according to Lifetime homes Criteria and to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. 

The Courtyard House
Posted by Rob Meynell - 27 August 2014

We are currently working on the design of this exciting new-build family home in West Sussex. The Clients brief calls for interesting open-plan living spaces with seamless connections to large dense and mature garden areas.

An existing Copper Beech tree has been used to form the design of the new building around, providing a courtyard and focal point.

Key spaces within the house are spread across split levels as they respond to the slope of the site.  Main living areas effortlessly spill out over landscaped gardens and sheltered external dining areas whilst a sunken internal family space looks across a swimming pool and to the woodland beyond. 

Another Project Commences on Site
Posted by Chris Scarr - 31 July 2014

Construction works have commenced this summer on another of our mixed used schemes in South London. This scheme consists of a new doctors surgery and pharmacy at ground and first floor, with 17 luxury apartments above. The ground works are almost complete, with the project scheduled for completion in summer 2015.