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Bovis Homes has announced that the latest phase of its exclusive development at Winchester Village will launch this weekend

The opening of The Green @ Winchester Village' is the latest milestone for the location on Romsey Road, with 37 four, five and six-bedroom properties brought to the market with a premium specification and located close to the village green at the centre of the development. It forms part of a wider scheme that

will bring 200 new homes, including affordable housing, to the area by 2018.

Mary McHutchison, Sales Director for Bovis Homes' Southern Region, said: "We're very excited to see this latest phase of our work in Winchester coming to fruition. The development has been very popular so far and brought much needed new homes to the local market. We've put a real focus on families at The Green with larger homes close to public open space. It's the ideal place to bring up children."

The Green @ Winchester Village will be officially launched to the public on Saturday, 24 September, with a special offer for those who work in London but are put off by the capital's property prices.,.

Bovis Homes is offering any purchasers who reserve during launch weekend a fully paid 12 month season ticket for travel to London Waterloo when they move into ... more


Help to Buy double seals an Axminster dream

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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First-time buyers Rachel Nokes and David Tozer had their eye on Bovis Homes' Cloakham Lawns development in Axminster as soon as work began there - and with the help of two Government purchase assistance schemes they are now living their dream in the Devon town.

"We'd been following the development since the building work first started, but we weren't in a position to buy anything initially," says Rachel, who works as a primary school teacher in Weymouth.

"One day, we drove past to see what it was looking like and noticed that there were two-bedroom houses going up, which hadn't been there before. We came and spoke to Sarah in the sales office, and after that it all happened very quickly. We came down on a Saturday and then on the Sunday we came back and put a reservation down because we knew that this was where we wan... more


New apprentices sign up with Bovis Homes

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Bovis Homes has welcomed 24 new apprentices to work on its sites across the country, helping to meet the increasing demand for more skilled labour in the construction industry.

The new recruits, who were selected from over 60 applicants, have started apprenticeships in carpentry, bricklaying and plumbing, and will be learning practical skills out on site, as well as attending college to further develop their knowledge. 

Based at a site for three to four years, the apprentices, aged between 16 and 22 years old, will learn all about the construction industry and see how a building site develops into a brand new part of a community. They will be situated across the country in locations including Bristol, Nottingham, Reading and Ch... more


Home seller becomes a home buyer

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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After selling homes for more than 25 years, Carole Pallister decided to take the plunge and buy a brand new house with her husband to rent out.

Sales Advisor, Carole, has worked with Bovis Homes for nearly seven years and said she wishes she'd invested in property sooner.

"It makes complete sense to buy a home to rent out and now we are finally doing it, I just don't know why we didn't do it soone... more

Image for Bovis Homes granted consent for 1,000 homes in Northampton.

Bovis Homes has been granted outline planning consent for 1,000 dwellings in Collingtree, Northampton.

The proposals include the 1,000 new homes together with a new primary school, mixed use local centre, village hall and strategic highway improvements. The development, located next to Collingtree Park Golf Club, has been promoted by Bovis Homes' strategic land teams since identifying its potential as a sustainable urban extension of Northampton more than 10 years ago.

Work is now under way to design a detailed layout for a reserved matters planning application for phase one of ... more

Image for Bovis Homes strengthens links with Armed Forces

Leading national housebuilder Bovis Homes has strengthened its links with the UK military in a special event in conjunction with Exeter Rugby on Sunday.

The Bovis Homes Armed Forces Day event, held at Exeter Rugby Club's Sandy Park stadium, was arranged to celebrate Bovis Homes' and Exeter Chiefs' signing of the Armed Forces Covenant during the half-time interval of their Premiership match with Saracens.

The event was also attended by senior military personnel including Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer, President of the Army Rugby Union, and representatives of the Invi... more


Career success for former apprentice Jack

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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An award-winning former Bovis Homes apprentice has worked his way up through the ranks in only two years to become site manager at a development in Bristol.

Jack Baber started his plumbing apprenticeship at 17-years old, and since completing the course in 2014, has now been promoted to site manager at the Charlton Hayes development.

This new position will see him take responsibility for the day-to-day operations at the next phase of the site and area build manager, Dave Russell, is confident that Jack's abilities will see him excel ... more

Image for Sherford archaeology open day to reveal newly discovered ancient artefacts

Bovis Homes and the other home builders within the Sherford Consortium are inviting the public to learn more about the history unearthed at Sherford at its latest Archaeology Open Day taking place on 24 September, from 10am - 4pm. An array of significant new discoveries will be on display.

The public will be able to find out more about the history of prehistoric Devon communities from a selection of professional archaeologists and local archaeology experts. They will also be able to see some of the ancient artefacts discovered at Sherford and dig for their own historic treasures by taking part in mini-sandpit excavations.

Led by Wessex Archaeology and AECOM, archaeological investigations have been taking place across Sherford since last year, with geophysical surveys revealing the landscape is rich in history spanning thousands of years. Notable recent findings includes flintwork dating back to 8500-4000 BC, indicating that hunters and gatherers thrived in the area long before the first commu... more

Image for Tom learns construction ropes at new homes site in Milton Keynes

A local youngster has been getting a taste of what it's like to work on a live construction site thanks to a partnership between a charity and a national house builder.

Tom Sweet,18, from Milton Keynes has been taking part in Get into Construction, an initiative run by youth charity The Prince's Trust in partnership with construction firms. As part of the programme, Tom has been spending time working alongside the construction team at Whitehouse Park, a new homes development being delivered by leading national house builder Bovis Homes.

As part of his two-week placement at Whitehouse Park, Tom has been working alongside the site team, led by site manager Dean Coton, and has been involved in a number of building tasks, including carpentry, plumbing a... more


Rob enjoying switch to the home front

Thursday, September 8, 2016

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In recognition of Reserves Day (8 September), we're looking back at some of the people who've joined us from the Armed Forces, the skills they've learnt and what they've brought to the company.

Former RAF Regiment Gunner and Military Guard, Rob Tarn, is one of those enjoying a career switch, having first joined Bovis Homes as an assistant site manager in 2014.

Rob joined the RAF Regiment in 2004 and spent the majority of his time there in the Queens Colour Squadron, serving on operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and providing protection to ground troops and deterring enemy movement or ... more

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