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Image for Shifnal provides perfect location for retired couple

When Fran and Steve Henrywood decided to move to Shropshire to be closer to their grandchildren, they initially struggled to find the right property. But thanks to Bovis Homes' Iddeshale Gardens location in Shifnal, they soon discovered their perfect home.

Fran, a former office manager for an architecture firm, and Steve, who was an IT consultant, were living near Coventry when they first retired, but soon decided they needed a change of scenery.

"We were either going to move to Cornwall for the sea air, or to Shropshire to be close to our son and his family,"... more

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Image for House builder's boost for Milton Keynes food bank

Staff from house builder Bovis Homes have come together in support of a local charity, raising more than £285 to boost MK Food Bank's vital community work.

With the money raised, the company was able to provide a variety of essential food items to donate to the bank, including tinned vegetables, dried pasta, tea and coffee. Members of the team then paid a visit to the charity's warehouse to deliver the goods (pictured).

Bovis Homes set up its regional headquarters at offices at the Pinnacle building in the centre of Milton Keynes back in November, and this is the second time staff have raised money for the food bank, having donned an array of Christmas jumpers to raise more than £100 back in ... more

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Image for New community is breath of fresh air for Chester family

When Karen and Michael Lancaster moved onto Bovis Homes' Crown Park development in Chester, they knew they loved their new five-bedroom family home.

What came as more of a surprise was their delight at finding a ready-made community waiting for them and their two children Molly, 13, and Byron, nine.

"Living here is a pleasure," says Karen. "We moved here in June last year and everyone has been friendly. The diversity of people living here, from young families just starting out to families with school-age children and older couples with children who have grown up, makes for a really nice ... more

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Image for Playtime is now a reality for Hemel Hempstead pupils

National house builder Bovis Homes and Osborne teamed up with their supply chain partners and the local community to build a playpark for a primary school in Hemel Hempstead, which opened this week.

Two Waters Primary School is close to the site of Bovis Homes' new 325-home redevelopment of the Manor Estate in Apsley where Osborne's expert engineers are currently working on building a bridge over the busy railway line.

During the Easter Holidays, volunteers from Bovis Homes, Osborne and the local council got together to deliver the play park for th... more

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Image for A mortgage, a new house and a wedding - that's Help to Buy!

First-time buyers Charly and Mike still can't believe their new, Henfield home near Worthing is actually their own.

They never dreamed they could afford a two bedroom, terraced home at Saxons Plain - despite having a healthy deposit.

Charly, 23, who works in fashion, said: "We never thought we could buy a house so were looking at pretty run down flats in the second hand property market. These cost less, but needed money spending on them and we had already been refused a m... more

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Image for Doors open at new Cheshire location

Home seekers are invited to visit Marbury Meadows, the newest part of the Wrenbury community, to see two new stunning show homes at the location, and to find out more about the range of houses available there.

The much-anticipated Cheshire location has created a lot of interest in the local housing market and doors to its two show homes, the four-bedroom Montpellier and the five-bedroom Chester, will open on Saturday 22nd April, giving the public a chance to see the style and quality of the new homes.

"We're very excited to be able to show visitors our stunning new Marbury Meadows show homes," says Regional Marketing Manager, Carina Wilde. "With a wide variety of house types available, the properties are suitable for an array of home hunters, from first-time buyers to families looking to move up the ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes ready to deliver 74 New homes for Didcot

Bovis Homes Thames Valley region is celebrating after completing the acquisition of a 74-homes site on Hadden Hill in Didcot, Oxfordshire. 

As part of the construction of the new homes, of which 40 per cent will be allocated as affordable, Bovis Homes will contribute more than £600,000 to the local community through Section 106 and Community infrastructure Levy (CIL) contributions. 

The site, close to the local Tesco superstore, will see the formation of a new public footpath leading to the store, and improvements to a bus stop and shelter located close to the site on ... more

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Image for New regional MD takes the helm in Thames Valley

National house builder Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of James Dunne as Managing Director of its Thames Valley region.

James joins Bovis Homes after more than a decade working as Operations Director for Barratt and David Wilson Homes. In his new role, he will be tasked with overseeing a period of significant growth for the company's newest region.

With a background in technical and planning roles, a key focus of his position will be the region's build delivery programme and driving the process of taking new land acquisitions and turning them into finish... more

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Image for Triumph for Will Power with runner set to raise the roof!

A local house builder will be cheering on a Dawlish roofer this weekend, as he runs the London Marathon to raise funds for a charity close to his heart.

The aptly-named Will Power hopes to exceed the £6,000 total he raised last year for bereaved children's charity Winston's Wish by running the 26-plus miles, and Bovis Homes were delighted to sponsor him after he and his family moved to their Woodlands location in Dawlish.

Will and his wife, Erica, were in desperate need of a bigger house when their household grew from four to seven after fostering three children who had lost their mum, a close friend of the Powers. The family found the ideal home at Woodlands, which was close to their crowded three-bedroom, semi-detached house, and when Bovis Homes heard about his fund-raising efforts, they offered... more

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Image for Hands on history lesson: Sherford Archaeologists visit Plymouth Primary School

Children from Plymouth primary school, Goosewell Academy, had the opportunity to get hands on with history during a visit from Sherford archaeologists. Sharing details about just some of the exciting discoveries made during the construction of the new Devon community, over 150 children got to take a close look at some exciting ancient artefacts found by the expert team.

Led by Wessex Archaeology, the team responsible for uncovering Sherford's history on behalf of the Sherford Consortium, the children had exclusive access to prehistoric artefacts, as well as finding out what it is like to take part in an archaeological dig. This included looking at just some of the tools and equipment needed to unearth precious clues to help learn about the lives of historic communities. 

Studying the Stone Age as part of their school curriculum, both year three and six students were provided with an introduction to archaeology, as well as learning about how prehistoric communities lived and worked at Sherford thousand... more

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Image for Bovis Homes appoints new regional managing director

Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of Steve Jones as the new Managing Director of its Southern region.

Steve joins Bovis Homes with a wealth of senior management experience in the construction industry, having spent more than 30 years at house builders including Crest Nicholson, St James Homes and Bellway. Most recently he served as a regional managing director for Churchill Retirement Living.

In his new role Steve will focus on furthering the region's recent process of change and implementing new customer ser... more

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Image for Approval secured for 89 new homes in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

National house builder Bovis Homes has announced that it has received approval for 89 new homes at Farindgon in Oxfordshire. 

The Fernham Fields site, to the south of the town, was purchased by the company in autumn 2016 with a reserved matters application submitted shortly afterwards. Approval of this was confirmed by Vale of White Horse District Council, with the site forming part of the council's local plan. 

The agreement will also see Bovis Homes contribute more than £2 million to the local community for facilities including highways improvements, public transport and leisure f... more

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Image for New homes on the way in Wellington

n a site in Wellington, Shorpshire.

The company's Mercia region has successfully completed the purchase of land off Haygate Road to the south west of the town in a joint acquisition with regional house builder Anwyl Homes.

The site, currently has an Outline Planning Permission for 290 new homes and associated infrastructure. The Reserved Matters are expected to be completed in the Autumn of this year.

Bovis Homes will be delivering approximately 65% of the new homes on the development, with the final apportionment to be agreed with Anwyl Homes upon receiving Reserved Matters Consent. 

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Image for Egg-cellent surprises for home seekers

Families visiting Bovis Homes' Cheshire, Stafford and Shropshire locations will get more than they egg-spected this weekend as the house builder hosts a variety of Easter egg hunts around its show homes.

And that's not the only treat on offer - as buyers will also get the chance to save thousands of pounds if they reserve a brand new home over the Easter weekend!

The event will provide entertainment for families as they tour the show homes, with clues hidden in each room, giving visitors the chance to win some chocolaty prizes. In addition to this, those who reserve a home on the Saturday or Sunday could have their stamp duty paid for by Bovis Homes, and have the flooring incl... more

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Image for Former WRAF member on cloud nine thanks to Bovis Homes

The redevelopment of the former RAF base at Upper Rissington by Bovis Homes has put Gloucester mum Cecilia Collier on cloud nine - after a chance conversation with her designer son.

Her son Rich Devine, a 3D Visualiser at Bovis Homes' Graphic Design Department mentioned to his mum how he was helping prepare a brochure for the Officers' Collection of new Bovis Homes at Upper Rissington, a former RAF base in the Cotswolds.

She then dropped the bombshell - that she was a respected member of the Women's Royal Air Force working at that very same air base near... more

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Image for Housing is a hit with Malpas students

A local home builder spread the word about job opportunities in the construction industry at a recent careers fair at Bishop Heber High School in Malpas.

Representatives from Bovis Homes attended the evening event at the Cheshire school and spoke to Year 9, 10, 11 and sixth form students about the range of jobs available within the industry. With roles in areas such as in finance, build technology, engineering, sales, marketing and design, there was a high amount of interest from students.

"We were delighted to have the chance to talk to youngsters about the housing industry and it was a really enjoyable and rewarding event," says Stewart Ball, Architectural Designer at Bovis Homes. "We were busy chatting to parents and students all evening - offering advice about working in the housing sector and sharing our experiences. There were many questions about our apprenticeship scheme, in a career in trades such as brick laying, carpentry and plumbing, as well as in other areas such as surveying ... more

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Image for Mayor visits Bedford's newest school

Bedford's Mayor, Dave Hodgson, met with developers, councillors and teachers to celebrate the town's newest school as it nears completion.

The Great Ouse Primary Academy is scheduled to open in September 2017 and will cater for 420 pupils and further enhance the new part of the Bedford community, known as Kings Field.

Christopher Tompkins, Associate Engineering Director at Bovis Homes, which is the lead developer in the project, said: "The Great Ouse Primary Academy is sure to heighten the fantastic community spirit that is already plentiful at Kings Field and is part of over £8million worth of investment into ... more

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