Charles Marks Limited

Property Development & Renovation

The exceptional, bespoke projects achieved by CML are due to the craftsmanship and specialised expertise of the valued professional teams and companies we have worked with over the last 20 years.
Each project offered unique challenges. For example:

  • Trinity Heights 167/169 West St, Fareham, where the original steel structure had to be exposed and a new steel framework added to the existing building to create an extra floor of eight luxury apartments. This work was undertaken at height and whilst the shops and church remained operative.
  • Warner House and Portsdown House were offices converted to residential apartments with a detailed build design relevant to sound transmission.
  • Meon Down Barn and Whistlejacket Barn, agriculture buildings which had change of use to residential homes. They required structural and thermal improvements while remaining sympathetic to the rural charm.
  • Willow Tree Lodge is a purpose built care home offering the latest in technology. We installed fire detection with smoke and heat sensors supported by an isolated sprinkler system, intelligent lighting system activated by movement and a nurse call system monitoring needs at varying levels. Renewable energy was provided using solar power with a ‘Feed in Tariff’ scheme for surplus.

  • These projects were concluded successfully and to a high standard by working with trusted companies and contractors that have the ability to be creative in their areas of expertise.

    A History of CML

    Princess House – 1997

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    Kings Terrace, Southsea

    21,032 sqft (1,954 sq m) Class B1 Office. Property built 1950`s over 5 floors.
    Redevelopment to 10 exceptional large unique loft style residential apartments.

    Egmont Mews – 1998/1999

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    Rumbolds Hill, Midhurst.

    Redevelopment of listed Coaching Inn and stables (circa 1800`s) into 8 character Cottages.

    WhistleJacket Barn – 2000

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    North Lane, South Harting

    An agricultural barn conversion to a 3 bedroom house. Restored with locally sourced stone.

    Trevallon – 2000-2001

    19/19a Queens Crescent, Southsea

    1930`s building converted from a Nursing Home to 2 x 4 bedroom contemporary houses.

    Meon Down Barn – 2001-2002

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    Soberton, Meon Valley

    Conversion of a brick and flint fronted agricultural barn to a 4 bedroom house. All wood work completed in solid oak. Construction of Minstrel gallery, brick chimney/ Inglenook fireplace , vaulted ceilings and exposed beams.

    Ports down House – 2003

    Conversion of first and second floor offices, constructing a new third floor to create 12 exceptional large residential apartments.

    Warner House – 2004

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    Development of first and second floor offices to provide 10 x one bedroom apartments in the centre of Havant. In addition a new build of 4 apartments constructed to the rear of the property.

    Yardley Road – 2005

    Mews development of 4 contemporary new build houses.

    Trinity Heights – 2006/2007

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    Development of shops on ground floor. Refurbishment of first floor for Fareham Community Church. Construction of a new second floor to build 8 apartments, all with private terraces. 1960`s building of steel framework wrapped in concrete .

    The Jubilee Tavern – 2008

    A Grade II listed Georgian property dating from 1809. Converted from a public house to restaurant on the ground floor and student accommodation first and second floors.


    Kiln Lodge Care Home – 2009/2010

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    Refurbishment of 24 person Care Home for the elderly whilst remaining fully operational.

    Willow Tree Lodge Care Home – 2011/2013

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    A purpose-built ‘state of the art’ care home for 30 residents – intelligent lighting systems, isolated sprinkler technology, fire detection with smoke and heat sensors, eight person lift. Designed and constructed for specific resident needs. Sustainable systems to qualify to BREEAM parameters.

    Former Post Office Cottages – 2014

    Two new build 3 bedroom semi-detached houses. Each house is 1300sqft, designed with kitchen living area having views overlooking garden. Zoned heating, central hub for computer wifi /sound systems and fully fitted kitchen with utility area. NHBC registered.

    Inglis Road – 2015

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    Started 2015 – 22 Inglis Road, Southsea. 2 x 3 bedroom semi detached houses with stone façade.

    33 Lavant Street – 2016

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    Started 2016 – 33 Lavant Street, Petersfield.

    14/14a Chapel Street – 2017

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    Started 2017 – 14/14a Chapel Street - Conversion to two shops, two apartments and a cottage.