CDMS Partners

Peninsular House, Dublin
Posted by George Gunton - 5 January 2015

CDMS Architects has been appointed to design a new build contemporary family home on the Howth Peninsular, near Dublin.

The hillside site has spectacular multi aspect views overlooking Dublin Bay and the Irish Sea. The project involves the demolition of an existing 1960s bungalow and moving the accommodation higher on the site to ensure the new spaces take maximum advantage of the views.

The concept for this design is driven by views, and the design is a product of the house’s immediate environment. The building layout and form has been generated entirely by the angle of views out across Dublin Bay, to Gleneagry and towards Baily Lighthouse from the ideal vantage point on the site.


Fabrica Gallery
Posted by Tom Wainewright - 23 December 2014

CDMS Architects has submitted proposals for a contemporary addition to the Fabrica Gallery in central Brighton for Listed Building Consent. This refined modernist box will provide much needed office space for the organisation, and provide an elegant addition to the historic fabric of this Grade II listed former church.


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.