What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Vistry Group signs BuildForce charter to encourage ex-military into construction

Ex-military personnel wanting to join the construction industry have received a major boost after Vistry Group signed the BuildForce Veteran Alliance Charter to support them into the industry.

The national housebuilding group – which includes Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships – is throwing its weight behind former service men and women looking to transfer their skills by working with the industry-led programme BuildForce.

This is the latest move in Vistry’s support for armed forces personnel, as the company puts in place a group of ambassadors, champions and mentors to encourage armed forces leavers and veterans to build a new career in the built environment. Vistry is backing Armed Forces Week, which starts on Monday and is an annual national celebration of ... more

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Image for First-time buyers and key workers enquire about Lichfield new-build homes location

First-time buyers and families – including key workers – are enquiring about properties at a national housebuilder’s Lichfield location in droves due to strong community and transport links.

Purchasers are using Bovis Homes’ key workers initiative or the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to buy starter and family homes at the housebuilder’s Roman Heights development, off Burton Road.

Attractions include a brand-new primary school on the location and the development being only a 10-minute walk to Lichfield Trent Valley rail station, which offers a short commute to Birmingham and is also perfect for those wanting to e... more

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Image for Vistry Group announces two senior promotions in its housebuilding operations

Vistry Group has announced two significant internal promotions within its housebuilding operations in the south of England.

Dawnet McLaughlin will take over as managing director of Vistry Southern. Dawnet joined Linden Homes – which is part of Vistry, along with Bovis Homes – five years ago, where she played a key role as commercial director in Guildford.

Dawnet replaces James Dunne who led the Southern Home Counties business successfully for two years, first as Bovis Homes and then as Vistry, before taking over the Southern business unit earlier this year. James will step do... more

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Image for Vistry Group provides boost to charity as prostate cancer named most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK

Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – has donated £5,000 to Prostate Cancer UK, as prostate cancer becomes the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK for the first time.

Covid-19 has interrupted crucial research conducted by the charity, which is why donations are essential at this time, to ensure important work continues and more lives are saved.

Tracey Pritchard, director of Fundraising and Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “I would like to thank everyone at Vistry Group for their donation to Prostate Cancer UK. Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the UK, and over 400,000 men and their families are living wi... more

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Image for National housebuilder steps in to offer vital support as Covid forces Marie Curie into emergency appeal

Vistry Group has donated £5,000 to Marie Curie, to support the charity as it launches an emergency appeal during the coronavirus pandemic.

Marie Curie relies on the generosity of others to deliver invaluable care to terminally ill patients, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, critical fundraising activities have diminished. The charity is facing a devastating loss of funds, which is why Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – committed to making this donation.

The money will go towards supporting the crucial work performed by the charity to help care for and support patients and their families through te... more

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Image for Home hunters could find dream new-build at Mindenhurst in Deepcut after plan approval

Home hunters in Surrey could find the new-build property of their dreams after a national housebuilder received the green light for more than 120 homes at Mindenhurst village in Deepcut.

Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – has had a planning application for 127 homes at Mindenhurst, off Brunswick Road, approved unanimously by Surrey Heath Borough Council's planning committee.

Work will start this summer and plans include a mix of one and two-bedroom flats, plus two, three, four and five-bedroom homes from the housebuilder's latest collection. A total of 35 per cent will be aff... more

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Image for Your dream home might be closer than you think with 12 months mortgage paid in Bovis Homes Thames Valley region

Selected locations in Bovis Homes’ Thames Valley region are offering 12 months mortgage paid to those who reserve their home*.

The incentive is available on selected plots at several developments in the region including: King’s Gate, Amesbury; Chiltern View, Chinnor; Shinfield Meadows, Shinfield; Hatchwood Mill, Winnersh; and Emmbrook Place, Wokingham.

Alix Laflin, regional marketing manager, said: “We know how difficult it can be when buying a new home; it’s not just about saving for a deposit. The list of things to buy and hidden costs seems endless. That’s why we’re offering this fantastic incentive to help make your move that li... more

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Image for If your summer holiday is on hold there is good news on the home front

Life as we know it has been put on hold in recent weeks, with the pandemic affecting work, school, socialising, finances and holiday plans.

 

In ‘normal’ times, budgeting and family commitments may mean that not everyone is able to jet off on a summer break and think abo... more

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Image for Home hunters in Shifnal can book appointments for new family show home next month

Home hunters in Shifnal looking for green open space with strong commuter links should look no further than Bovis Homes’ nearly completed family location – and a new show home is soon to be open.

Bovis Homes’ Iddeshale Gardens, off Haughton Road, and close to a national cycle route, is more than 75 per cent finished and boasts impressive three, four and five-bedroom properties from the housebuilder’s latest collection, including the five-bedroom show home.

The Birch show home can be viewed on an appointment-only basis next month and visitors will be impressed by the housebuilder’s support packages and the surrounding area – which has led to Bovis Homes colleagues moving to ... more

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Image for Customer care manager strikes up friendship with 90-year-old after weekly volunteer calls

A customer care manager in Sarisbury Green is looking forward to meeting an inspirational 90-year-old widow she has spoken with weekly during her NHS volunteering role while furloughed.

Catherine Greenham, customer care service manager at Vistry Group – which includes Linden and Bovis Homes – traded her home owner support role for calling the vulnerable during lockdown and she has been speaking to Molly, who lives on the same road.

Animal lover Molly actually ended up comforting Catherine, who was afraid her unwell 13-year-old Boxer, Beau, would have to be put down. But Beau has fully recovered, after a course of medicine, and now Catherine is planning to walk her t... more

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