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Image for Warwick location is top for health and safety

A new location in Warwick has been recognised for its high standards of health and safety and has beaten over 100 sites across the country to win a national award.

Bovis Homes' Warwick Gates in Heathcote won the Health and Safety accolade in the home builder's annual awards, with praise given for strong leadership, great team work and outstanding resourcing.

"The standards of the site were exemplary," says Roger Morton, Head of Talent at Bovis Homes. "There's great innovation, with new ideas tried and tested, and the engagement with the sub-contractors is superb.&q... more

Image for How to make the most of your spare room

When you're looking around your new home for the first time, the possibilities seem endless when it comes to the spare room, and the extra space suddenly feels like something that you and your family can't live without. But all too often, the spare room becomes neglected and is merely used for storage, or turned into a functional, but bland, office space or spare bedroom.

It's easier than you think to transform a spare room into an exciting space that will benefit the whole family, and it doesn't need to cost the earth. We've put together some exciting options to suit a variety of lifestyles, families and homes, and included top tips for choosing lighting, colour schemes and furnishings to help you maximise the potential of your extra space.

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Bovis Homes will be investing more than £20 million into the local community after receiving outline planning consent for the largest single development ever approved by Teignbridge District Council.

The leading housebuilder has also pledged to work closely with local residents and organisations as it starts to deliver the 1,350- homes and associated infrastructure on land between Matford and Exminster.

The milestone has been reached after several years of close collaboration between Bovis Homes, the Parish, District and County Councils, national and local organisations and members of the public, to ensure the plans will create a sustainable new part of... more

Image for Retired couple settle at location they helped to plan

When Philippa Slatter considered downsizing in retirement with her husband, Howard, it brought her to a location that she had helped to plan more than a decade ago.

Philippa, formerly a nurse and local city councillor, and Howard, who was a teacher at a local school, have lived in Trumpington since 1980, having brought up their three daughters in the village. But when they realised they needed a more manageable home, they decided a move was in order.

"We had thought vaguely of downsizing, but liked a big garden and being able to have people to stay," Phi... more

Image for New play area for award-winning location

Playtime just got better for youngsters at an award-winning location in Stafford with a new play area opening its gates to members of the public.

Bovis Homes has delivered the new facilities at St George's Park, which was recently awarded the Best Homebuilder Development Central England prize in Zoopla's Buyers' Choice Homebuilder Awards.

The park includes a variety of play equipment for a range of ages, and is situated next to restored open parkland, providing residents with footpaths and outdoor recreational space... more

Image for New homes construction set to commence at Bishop's Stortford North

A consortium of leading house builders and developers has exchanged contracts on land in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. 

The Bishop's Stortford North consortium, consisting of Taylor Wimpey, Bovis Homes, Kier Living, Persimmon Homes and The Fairfield Partnership had previously gained planning permission for a total of 2,200 new homes to be built at the site. 

A consortium spokesperson said: "The consortium is delighted to have exchanged contracts with the land owners on the purchase of this land and plans to start work on site in the ne... more

Image for New Homes offer opportunity to uncover historic finds at Soham site

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

Image for Chester military site's transformation almost complete

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

Image for New public park opens in Emmbrook

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