CDMS Partners


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.

Construction Continues in South London
Posted by Rob Meynell - 21 July 2014

CDMS Architects are pleased to announce that construction works are well underway on site at Wavertree Court for a new build Residential scheme in South London for a developer client. Work is progressing at pace and we are very excited to see the steel frames be completed within this sensitive mews site.

The scheme comprises six large houses and an apartment block.  All will be clad in a mixture of brick, render and zinc and boast large glazed areas to allow interior spaces to be illuminated with natural light. Construction is due to be completed by Christmas 2014.

More details and images here.


Sussex Heritage Awards
Posted by Chris Scarr - 09 July 2014

CDMS Architects were Highly Commended for their ‘Regency Refurbishment’ project at this year’s Sussex Heritage Awards. These annual awards are given out to built projects which add to the architectural heritage of Sussex - our project was nominated in the Small Scale Residential category and the event was attended by Corin Morton of CDMS Architects, our clients Andrew & Julia Collin, and the contractors Woodmans Construction. 

The judges described the project as “a thoughtful and well considered restoration of this Grade 2 Listed villa built circa 1853, to a single family residence; involving detailed discussions for listed building purposes without compromise to the building’s original integrity, and yet accommodating the client’s contemporary requirements. A number of the original architectural features have been restored and enhanced, in particular the York and Portland stone flooring and staircase.” .

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Construction Commences in Balcombe
Posted by James Patterson - 7 July 2014

CDMS Architects are pleased to announce that construction has commenced on a residential extension and alteration to a striking new project in Balcombe, West Sussex. The works are moving along quickly and we are excited to see the completed product in mid-November this year. For further information please take a look at

Fir View - Construction Complete!
Posted by Corin Morton - 20 June 2014

Works have completed on the construction of Fir View, a timber framed holiday home set within stunning countryside near Lyme Regis on the Dorset/Devon border. The building has now been furnished and the last touches are being made to complete the external works, following which the property will be ready to occupy. You can see more about the project at