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Small jobs count too!

Friday, May 21st, 2021

Working with Blandford Town Council and the Conservation Officer, we were pleased to have completed the project at the Town Hall Corn Exchange Building to replace a tired, broken and damaged roof lantern, with a new bespoke, double glazed Heritage Style roof light. Even small projects still need time and effort to get them over the line and complete to plan, time and budget. Its all in the detail.






Planning Approval for 5 Houses

Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Delighted to have obtained planning permission for 5 new detached luxury houses, on land in Ashley Heath. Working closely with Pure Town Planning consultants, this application has run for over a year, with the pandemic creating big issues with the LPA’s ability to deal with applications. But perseverance and dedication by all the team, led to the approval being issued on Friday. great end to a great week.

New Housing in Pimperne

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Planning Permission was granted earlier this year for 7 new build houses on the site of the former Post Office and neighbouring bungalow, in Pimperne, North Dorset. Simple designs, with attractive brick detailing, in a beautiful village environment. The client may be looking to sell the site on with the permission, so if anyone is interested please contact us through the website.

New Flats in Parkstone

Friday, February 26th, 2021

New development for a total of 18 flats was this week granted Outline Planning Permission, on the site of three houses in Parkstone, Poole. We worked with Pure Town Planning, and with them submitted two separate applications, thus avoiding the affordable housing threshold.

Shore Road Project Completion

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Well 2020 hasn’t really gone the way anyone envisaged, but despite the problems that lockdown created for us all, we are very pleased that in conjunction with BCP Council and Stepnell Construction, we were able to get the Shore Road project completed at the beginning of June. Exciting new, fresh beach huts and community facilities for all to enjoy! Lets hope the summer is a long hot one!

Seafront Projects in Poole

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Works at Shore Road in Sandbanks are on going. This project involves new beach huts, beach office, changing facilities, beach kiosk and other facilities and improvements. Weather is causing disruption to the programme, but completion is due by Feb 2020.

New Offices!

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Simon has moved the business into an office space in the centre of Blandford Forum. The stresses and strains of the move are now distant memories and Simon now looks forward to building on the success of the last 4 years since MDS Ltd started trading. Feel free to pop in for a coffee and a chat, see the schemes Simon is working on currently, and discuss how we may be able to help you move your own development proposals forward into reality.

Change of Address

Monday, September 8th, 2014

We have moved premises and our new postal address details are shown on the contact page. All other methods of contacting us remain as they were!

Change in Address

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Since the last update back in January we have been very fortunate to be EXTREMELY busy on many varied and interesting projects. We obtained planning permission for the new Lifeboat Station in Portishead back in May, which was FANTASTIC news for all concerned, and followed 2 years of hard work by ourselves and the Design Team. Now the RNLI have appointed us to progress with the detailed design with a view to starting on site in September 2013! Watch this space. Our other RNLI project in the Republic of Ireland at Baltimore is rapidly nearing completion with Handover due in mid July. Watch the website for photos! Last month we obtained planning permission for 5 cottages on a corner plot in Lychett Matravers, again after almost 12 months negotiation with the Local Planning Authority. This will be a fabulous development totally uplifting the character of the area. We are commencing working drawings and again this one will start on site later this year. Other planning applications have been submitted in the last couple of months for new houses on land in and around Lychett Matravers. Other projects currently on-going are; New Reception facilities to Moyles Court School in Ringwood, New Ground Keepers Store Facility in Shaftesbury, Affordable Housing Scheme in Basingstoke, New Boiler House to Moyles Court School in Ringwood, House extension in Verwood, Clerk of Works role for Sheltered Housing Scheme in Portsmouth, Feasibility Studies on land in and around Dorset and another RNLI project on their lifeboat station in Swanage!
We have also moved! Only a few miles down the road from where we were, but we are now more central to Blandford Town Centre. with easier access to all the local towns and cities, and major routes beyond. Lets hope that the healthy workload continues, and that we all get the summer sunshine for at least more than one week!

Busy Start to the Year!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The end of 2012 and beginning of 2013 have been a busy period. A planning application on behalf of the RNLI was lodged to North Somerset District Council just before Christmas, and you can see how the application progresses by going to the North Somerset planning website, and loading the reference number 13/P/0028/F. (

This is for a new lifeboat station and launch ramp, and follows at least two years of consultation, deliberation and trial runs. The due date for a decision is 22nd March, so watch this space!

We are also pressing forward with many other projects, small and large; for Residential, Educational and Office schemes, including a dental surgery and childrens nursery