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CDMS Architects undertakes unique projects throughout the UK, combining innovation and progressive design skills with wide practical experience and detailed construction knowledge.

Our aspiration is always to introduce imaginative and contemporary solutions that maximise the opportunities of a site or existing building, but which always responds to a client's brief.

Our aim is to produce beautiful buildings.


Sussex Heritage Awards Winners: 2010, 2012, 2015



Project sectors

  • One-off Homes
  • Refurbishment and Extensions
  • Office Base Build
  • Office Fit-out
  • Bars, Cafes & Restaurants
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Community Centres
  • Libraries
  • Housing Scheme (20+)
  • Galleries and Museums
  • Heritage & Religious Buildings
  • Public Spaces
  • Urban Design
  • Studios and Workshops
  • Student Housing
  • Housing Scheme (0-20)
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Mixed Use-developments

Specialist skills

  • Sustainable Design
  • Self-Build
  • Masterplanning

Services offered

Full architectural service, Interior design, Feasibility, Concept design, Planning application, Renders & CGIs, Technical drawings, Masterplanning


  • Minimum 100000
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Wealden Hall House

Wealden Hall House is a Grade II listed building built in the 16th century. Over time there have been a series of extensions and refurbishments constructed in the style of the era in which they were built. The scheme re-configures the internal arrangement of space into a more cohesive usable area. The new extension includes a new kitchen and family room to cater for the clients modern lifestyle.

By upgrading the existing garages at the rear of the property and linking them to the main dwelling via a frame-less glass link,...

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Fabrica Gallery

Fabrica is a contemporary visual arts gallery located in a Grade II Listed former church in the heart of Brighton. CDMS Architects was appointed to design an extension to provide additional office space within a small disused yard at the rear of the property. The site was landlocked by an adjacent goods yard, with no access available except via the building itself. The new extension is located over three floors, providing a store room at ground floor and two floors of open plan office above. The extension is designed as...

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Fir View

The design of a new build timber clad 'eco-house' in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' on the Dorset/Devon border near Lyme Regis.

The plot is a sloping forest of fir trees and established landscape with a stream at the foot of the 1 acre site. An existing 1960s concrete bungalow was demolished and replaced with a timber framed, oak clad, zinc roofed, structure with renewable energy design incorporating an air source heat pump, solar thermal panels, triple glazed windows, a whole house ventilation system, there is also an annexe building...

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Powers House

A new build, five bedroom timber clad house in East Devon. The new house, which will replace an existing dwelling on the site, has strong sustainable design credentials, including a prefabricated timber frame, solar thermal panels, and air source heat pump and underfloor heating. The design features cedar cladding and a pitched zinc roof. A projecting stone clad porch provides an entrance feature to the front elevation.

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Regency Refurbishment

This property is a three-storey Grade II listed house with basement located in a central Brighton conservation area. CDMS Architects was appointed to refurbish and reconfigure the interior of the property which included the reinstatement of original layouts and many of the building’s original features.

The ground floor includes a new centrally located open plan kitchen, featuring a central island and storage cupboards designed as wall hung joinery. The main living room is located at first floor, with the works including the formation of a new structural opening to create...

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Thakeham House

Designed for a stunning elevated site in West Sussex, this replacement dwelling takes in far reaching views of the South Downs National Park. The house contains large open plan living spaces to the ground floor together with strategically located utility and workshop hidden areas. At first floor an open plan study space leads to four bedrooms and bathrooms.

The cubic design is subtly arranged to a geometry grid which addresses the best viewsto the south west. A first floor terrace with frameless glazed balustrades maximizes the uninterrupted views, whilst...

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Upside Down House

The upside down house is a detached property in the rural village of Balcombe, West Sussex. The project involved the remodelling of the entire interior, a new extension to the front of the house and a large balcony to the rear. The roof was also re-clad, all the walls were rendered and new windows installed throughout.

The house is situated on a steep slope, appearing as a single storey dwelling from road level and double storey from the rear garden. The updated ground floor now includes a large entrance hall, kitchen,...

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Forge House

Forge House is a two-storey property featuring a half-timbered front facade. The property had undergone many uses over its history; the Clients' brief was to reinstate Forge House as a family home with any design interventions to be positive and respectful to the existing building fabric.

Elements of the original structure have been exposed and/or restored whenever discovered. A sensitive and honest architectural approach was required which offered a lifeline to the existing building whilst subtly celebrating its existing features. Additionally, the design was required to be environmentally aware and...

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Thames Townhouse

Refurbishment of a large detached Victorian town house in South London. The proposed scheme involves a significant internal reconfiguration of the ground and first floors creating a large open reception area with a new central corridor which better connects the currently disjointed spaces.

The rear of the house opens up into a bright, contemporary, open plan new extension with a kitchen, dining area and entertainment space. On the first floor a large new master suite has been created with an en-suite bathroom, large dressing room and generous bedroom.

Careful consideration has gone...