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Image for Couple swap city living for home in Bursledon

Lindsay and Scott Graham's move to Bovis Homes' Hamble View development on the outskirts of Southampton has an Escape to the Country feel about it.

The couple and their two miniature schnauzers, Mylo and Dexter, have swapped city-centre living for a more rural lifestyle in the village of Bursledon, on the banks of the River Hamble - and they love it.

"We've only moved six miles but it is just far enough to give us a rural feel in nice surroundings," says Lindsay. "We've found so many lovely walks and it's great to have so much choice of where to go along the river and to lots of different parks. It... more

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Bovis Homes helping to build careers

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Students at Idsall High School have been finding out more about career opportunities in the construction industry from one of the UK's leading house builders at a recent careers fair.

Bovis Homes employees spoke to Year nine students at the school in Shifnal about the variety of careers within the housing industry, ranging from finance, build technology and engineering to sales, marketing and design.

The event aimed to help students find out more about the diverse range of jobs available and discover what employers may look for in suitable applicants. Later this year, the 13 and 14-year-olds will be taking their first steps towards their career paths, as they select the subjects they would like to take ... more

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Image for Kingsmere creates sustainable travel solutions to keep Bicester moving

In January, Transport Minister Andrew Jones, announced £64m will go towards encouraging people to cycle and walk, supporting local projects over the next three years.  It forms part of a wider government package of more than £300m to boost walking and cycling during the current parliament.  Residents at Kingsmere in Bicester are ahead of the game as Countryside Properties (Bicester) Ltd has already taken several steps towards ensuring that the development is well-connected for sustainable travel options.

Two railway stations within walking distance of Kingsmere ensure that getting to London, Oxford or Birmingham is easy.  A huge network of newly created cycle ways in and around Kingsmere and Bicester town centre also mean that those looking to leave their cars at home can do so in safety.  There are also two bus services which serve the site, taking residents to Bicester Town centre and the heart of Oxford. 

Significant improvements have been made to the bus services and new train services to Bicester Village Station and Bicester North Railway Station has made the town more connected than ever. Now that these are largely complete, new travel information is being provided to all Kingsmere residents, who can also take advantage of free trial bus and rail tickets from partners Stagecoach and Ch... more

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Image for It's a home win for local house builder and Cheltenham Town

Visitors to Cheltenham Town FC may have noticed a new addition to the home end at Whaddon Road.

Local house builder Bovis Homes, who have a history of supporting local communities, is now a proud sponsor of Cheltenham Town FC, and the stands at the League Two football club have welcomed two new striking boards.

Regional Marketing and Sales Director, Nicola Goldsmith, said: "We're thrilled that we've had the opportunity to support the football club. It's great to be involved with local groups and clubs, such as Cheltenham Town FC, which are such an integral part of ... more

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Six huge bridge beams were lifted into place above the railway line at Stanton Cross in Wellingborough over the weekend of 25-26 February.

The below time-lapse video was taken over a 48-hour period. It demonstrates the staggering scale of the bridge, which is just a few metres from Wellingborough railway station, to the east of the town.

The six bridge beams are each a massive 41m long and weigh over 30T apiece. In total the bridge beams weigh more than 14 doub... more

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Wrong turn leads to right house

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Patricia Rodrigues and Ricardo Goncalves have lived all over the world, but the care and attention they received from an Oxfordshire home builder was above and beyond anything they had previously experienced.

After moving to the UK from Portugal, the couple were looking for a new home to bring up their two children, Salvador (9) and Martin (2), and after taking a wrong turn whilst visiting Wantage, they ended up at Bovis Homes' Letcombe Fields location.

"We turned right, then left and then we saw Bovis Homes. It looked like a nice site in a good location so we scheduled a visit with the sales advisor, Gary, for the following weekend,&quo... more

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Image for Expanding Blaxills are part of the Bovis family!

Simon and Louise Blaxill are well acquainted with Bovis Homes, having first purchased a new home from the company in Romsey, Hampshire in 2013.

But as their family expanded, with two-year old daughter Lilly set to be joined by a baby sibling in time for Christmas 2016, they decided to move to another, bigger Bovis Home.

"We bought a three-bed Southwold at Bovis Homes' Abbotswood location almost four years ago, but with a growing family, we wanted more living space," explains Louise. "The great service we received and the ease of moving into a new build first time around made buying another new home a very at... more

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New home is pretty as a picture for Nicole

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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As well as gaining a new home, 10-year-old Nicole Collins also managed to find two new pals when she and her parents moved to Whitehouse Park in Milton Keynes.

Nicole, mum Mariola and dad Jason, previously lived in nearby Two Mile Ash and watched the creation of this new part of the community with interest. With the family welcoming a new addition later this year, the new homes arrived at a great time for the Collins family, as they were looking for a home which would provide more space for Nicole and their new baby boy. They decided to find out more about the new homes and upsize their two-bedroom house.

They first met Bovis Homes' sales advisors, Sharon Eddy and Hazel Clarke, when they visited the sales centre and had a look aroun... more

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Crunch time for award-winning Jenny!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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Chocolate crunch with pink custard is the dish Jenny Arnold credits for helping her get the job of feeding staff at Bovis Homes' Bishop's Cleeve office, and nearly 20 years later the pudding is still on the menu and as popular as ever!

Catering Manager Jenny, who lives in Twyning near Tewkesbury has not had a single day off sick since joining the company in 1999 - and has been recognised for her dedication to the job with a Lifetime Achievement award from the home builder's Western region.

"Everyone at the regional office knows Jenny," says her line manager Alison White. "She has an incredible memory and remembers everyone's names, which is great for new starters as it makes them feel very... more

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Image for New homes expert sticks with Bovis in Shifnal

As someone who sold new houses as a career, Charlotte Wright was an expert in helping people find their dream home, but last year decided it was time she found her own with partner Alex Mather.

The couple, who were renting in Solihull, had both moved around a lot over the years and were keen to buy a home which would set them up for the future. Charlotte, a sales advisor for Bovis Homes, and Alex, a store manager, didn't want the hassle of doing-up a house, so had their eyes set on a new-build home.

"We didn't want to be decorating and doing DIY on our days off - we wanted somewhere we could call home straight away," ... more

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