What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Former Royal Engineer Roger thrilled to be finalist in national ex-forces awards

A former Royal Engineer who works at a Bishop’s Cleeve-based housebuilder says he is “absolutely delighted” to be announced as a finalist in a major ex-forces awards.

Roger Morton, performance director at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group which has regional headquarters at Cleeve Hall – has been shortlisted in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, out of more than 500 nominees.

Roger, from Leckhampton, is in the running for the Military Values in Business Award, which recognises a former serviceman or woman who has created successful business results by applying military virtues to their role. He joins two other Vistry Group employees who have also been shortlist... more

Image for Ex-Royal Marine so passionate about new career in the housebuilding industry – he buys a new-build!

An ex-Royal Marine has praised a national housebuilder for the job opportunities it offers to ex- military personnel – and he has even bought a new-build home!

Tom, who served in the Marines for six years, started his role as a trainee assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Blackmore Meadows location in Stalbridge six months ago.

Speaking about his job and the housebuilding sector, Tom said: “I absolutely love my new role at Bovis Homes, I honestly wish I’d come into the construction i... more

Image for Thatch of the Day-Brand-new Wells home is a first for national housebuilder

View our video: A national housebuilder’s innovative scheme to put thatched roofs on selected new-build homes has reached a key milestone at Wells where the first property has been completed.

Somerset-based Nigel Bunce spent four weeks thatching the four-bedroom Chestnut property - part of Bovis Homes’ new housing collection - at the housebuilder’s Priory Fields location, on Wookey Hole Road.

Jade Olds, sales advisor at Priory Fields, said: “The thatched roof really adds to Priory Fields’ character and it looks a lovely, stand-out property. We've had some great feedback from home buyers and current ... more

Image for Essington first-timers move out of parents’ homes and into new-build with perfect kitchen

A young couple in Essington, who share a love for cooking, have moved out of their parents’ places and into their first home thanks to a Government initiative.

First-time buyers Sam Davies, 30 and Lucy Radford, 25, moved into a three-bedroom, semi-detached property at Bovis Homes’ The Steadings location, off Hobnock Road.

The cooking enthusiasts - who attended a Bovis Homes open event complete with a stilt walker for entertainment - are delighted to have their own kitchen to e... more

Image for Unwrapped Home officially opened by housebuilder and Wokingham councillors

Bovis Homes’ groundbreaking new ‘Unwrapped Home’ in Wokingham has been officially opened during a VIP visit from local councillors.

The home, at Emmbrook Place in Wokingham, takes the visitor through the different stages of its construction - from bricklaying in one room, to roof and floor beams in another, to the completed show bedroom with information boards in each room displaying the intricacies of the development stages.

The Unwrapped Home will be open to the public, but also used as a training tool for Bovis Homes - part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - apprentices an... more

Image for Housebuilding trio in running for major awards celebrating veterans making it big in business

Three colleagues at a national housebuilder are award finalists in one of the world’s largest celebrations of military veterans in business.

Roger Morton, Alan Gilfillan and Rob Tarn at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - have been shortlisted in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, out of more than 500 nominees.

The trio’s achievement comes after Bovis Homes became the first dedicated housebuilder in the industry to receive the Government’s Defence Employee Recognition Sc... more

Image for Land director at national housebuilder to discuss south coast growth at Brighton event

A land director at a national housebuilder near Brighton will debate development and growth on the south coast – including £20billion worth of projects - at a special event next week.

Matt Charnock, strategic development director at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – will talk at the South Coast Development Conference, in Brighton.

Matt will be part of a panel of some of the region’s biggest names in business, politics and government, who will highlight future economic growth, including housebuilding, at the session, at Hilton Metropol... more

Image for Bovis Homes building for the future at Stanton Cross with new appointment

Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of Lee Barrett as divisional operations director responsible for the Stanton Cross development in Northamptonshire.

Lee brings a wealth of experience in the property sector, with more than 25 years in the industry, joining Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - from Urban & Civic where he was project director. Other roles have included director positions at Catesby Property Group, David Wilson Homes and Balfour Beatty Construction.

Bovis Homes completed the acquisition of Galliford Try’s Linden Homes and Partnerships & Regeneration businesses last year, with the house builder assuming a new corporate name as part of the deal. The company’s businesses will operate under Vistry Group, while maintaining both the Bovis Homes and Linden Ho... more

Image for New HBF boss praises housebuilder’s Unwrapped Home on visit to unique new-build

View our video: A new Home Builders Federation chief has praised a national housebuilder’s industry-leading construction project, which opens the door to learning about the building process.

Neil Jefferson, managing director of the HBF, made the comments after visiting Bovis Homes’ Unwrapped Home, which features exposed walls, ceilings and pipework, to reveal just what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in a new-build property.

The three-bedroom house in Wokingham has been built for the benefit of home buyers, colleagues, apprentices and contractors, as well as for schools and colleges for educa... more

Image for Housebuilder launches industry-first hedgehog campaign to protect creatures under threat

View our video: A national housebuilder has joined forces with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and launched a trailblazing campaign to protect hedgehogs and other creatures under threat at locations across the country.

In an industry-first initiative, Bovis Homes, part of the newly-formed Vistry Group, will install hedgehog highways to its existing developments and all future sites wherever possible, as part of a campaign that will also help other small mammals, birds, frogs and insects.

The housebuilder has also donated £5,000 to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and teamed up with national project Hedgehog Street to further supp... more

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