An archaeological excavation commissioned and funded by Bovis Homes in Soham has discovered that the 87 new homes currently being built at the Cambridgeshire site are not the first to have been constructed on the land.
The work, on the site of the Morris Gardens location where the housebuilder is currently building and selling a range of properties, was carried out by Archaeology South-East, who are now assessing and logging the artefacts they uncovered.
David Ivell, Technical Director at Bovis Homes, said: "By developing this land, we were able to give Archaeology South-East the opportunity to investigate the area. We're delighted that it uncovered items of interest that will help future generations to understand how the land here has changed over many centuries, from a settlement for Roman families, right through to becoming the modern new homes site we are building he... more
Over the past four years, a Chester location has been transformed from a former military training facility into an attractive and popular new part of the community.
With properties ranging from two-bedroom coach houses to five-bedroom family homes, good commuter links and easy access to Chester city centre, Crown Park has had no problem attracting buyers - and there are now only three Bovis Homes available there.
Previously the site of Saighton Camp, a war memorial is situated at the main entrance to Crown Park as a reminder of the location's history. Saighton Camp was built just before the Second World War and was mainly used as a military training facility until it finally closed in 1999. The memorial, which was designed in partnership with Huntington Parish Council and funded by Bovis Homes and its development partners, was unveiled by the Duke of Westminster on Remembrance... more
A new public park has been opened in Emmbrook, thanks to Bovis Homes. The park is a Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace, or SANG, and part of the Matthewsgreen Farm housing development which is being delivered by the company.
Bovis Homes worked in close partnership with Wokingham Borough Council to deliver the SANG, which was formally opened by Councillor Angus Ross, Wokingham Borough Council's Portfolio Holder for Environment. Local residents' groups, Wokingham Borough councillors for the Emmbrook ward and town councillors were also invited to the opening.
Cllr Ross said: "I am delighted to see another SANG or country park here. We are lucky to have to provide even more open space for our new developments within seven kilometres of Heathland. We are approaching 100 Hectares in the borough. The new area at Toutley will mature into another great outdoor facility to encourage residents to exercise, with or with... more
Having already raised hundreds of pounds for the Donna Louise Children's Hospice, a local house builder was able to finish the year on a high by donating another £1,000 to the charity with the help of a recent initiative.
Throughout the year, staff at Bovis Homes' Mercia Regional office, based in Dunston Hall Stafford, have been raising funds for the hospice on its dress-down Fridays. And now a new initiative has boosted the fund raising with Bovis Homes pledging £10 for every response they received from a recent employee engagement survey.
"This was a great opportunity for staff to provide the company with feedback as well as raise some money for our regional charity," says Mercia Marketing Manager, Carina Wilde. "These results will be reviewed and help make Bovis Homes an even better place to work. We're thrilled that 100 people completed the survey, enabling us to donate so much to such a wor... more
As the much-anticipated new town, Sherford, enters its next phase, a local independent estate agent has partnered with Bovis Homes to help home buyers discover more about the exciting properties that are becoming available there.
Located between Plymouth and the South Hams, Sherford will eventually bring a total of 5,500 news homes to the area and Lang Town and Country estate agents will now be part of its story. Developed with sustainability and community at its heart, the new town will include schools, local amenities, leisure facilities and acres of open space and woodland. Sherford has been designed as not only a place for residents to live, but also as somewhere to work, shop and socialise.
Sales and Marketing Director, Wayne Bennett, said: "We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Lang Town and Country, a great independent estate agent with excellent local knowledge and a good understanding of the area. Home seekers can now pop into one of their four offices throughout Plymouth to find out about Sherford, or visit our stunning show homes and sales centre a... more
School children helped to 'deck the halls' of the first Sherford show homes this week, visiting the landmark new community to perform a special selection of Christmas carols - including a very apt song about building a new community!
More than 50 children, parents and staff from neighbouring schools, Woodlands Park Primary, Stowford Primary and Yealmpton Primary, were invited by the Sherford Consortium for a festive celebration at the new town for the first time since it opened to the public.
The carol singers called at Sherford's first homes, to find a special guest to sing to! Performing in front of Santa Claus, members of the Sherford Consortium, parents and school staff, the children entertained their audience with a selection o... more
A home builder has donated over £1,800 to charity after a sale of its showhome furniture in a pre-Christmas event at AVM International Ltd in Cheltenham, with some of the items going to a local hospice.
Bovis Homes' Western office, which is based in Bishop's Cleeve, invited staff and members of the public to its ex-showhome furniture sale, helping to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Cancer Research UK.
With furniture ranging from desks and drawers to tables and sofas, and home accessories including ornaments, cushions and lamps for sale, the event saw more than 100 people visit and raise a whopping £1,800, to be split between the two charities. AVM International Ltd then delivered further furniture items from the showhomes to Sue Ryder Care Hospice... more
Staff at a local home builders got into the festive spirit at their new regional office in Milton Keynes, by donning Christmas jumpers and raising money for the local food bank.
The team at Bovis Homes' new Northern Home Counties region raised around £100 for the Milton Keynes Food Bank, which relies entirely on donations from local organisations and individuals.
"As we've only just moved into our Milton Keynes office, we were really keen to support a local charity and help those who are in need, and things can be especially hard for those people during this time of year," says regional Marketing Manager, ... more
After escaping the rat race, David and Wendy Nelson have finally found their dream home in Axminster thanks to a stress-busting part exchange scheme and a stylish new development in the town.
Moving across the country from their home in Gatwick, the couple had a stop-gap property in Shillingstone in Dorset, before finding out about Bovis Homes' Cloakham Lawns location.
"We had a holiday home nearby and have always loved this area - it's just stunning," says Wendy. "We wanted a change in lifestyle and there is just so much to do in and around Axminster, as well as lovely views whe... more
A local house builder has been helping neighbours get to know one another at a location in Oxfordshire by bringing them together for a Christmas party - before they've even moved into their new homes!
Bovis Homes' 'meet your neighbours Christmas party' was a huge hit with the future residents of Heyford Park The fun-filled day was packed with games and activities for the 20 children and their parents who will be moving into the location over the next couple of months. Santa also made an appearance at the event in Upper Heyford and gave out presents, helping to get the guests into the Christmas spirit!
"We had a fabulous time and loved meeting everyone! There is a nice group of people moving in and we are really looking forward to spending more time with them," says Janet Sloan, who went to the event with her five-year-old daughter Molly. "The sales advisors really went above and beyond what you'd expect - they put in so much hard work and it real... more