What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Bovis Homes supports local foodbank

Staff at a local home builders have got into the festive spirit by donating to the Basingstoke foodbank.

The team at Bovis Homes' Southern Counties region has been collecting items for the charity which is part of the Trussell Trusts network which works with around 438 foodbanks across the country.

"We've recently moved into our Basingstoke office, and we were really keen to support the local community, especially at this time of year when things can be particularly hard," says Hollie Lockhart, regional mar... more

Image for Maria's Christmas cheer at breakfast as a Bovis Homes winner

Festive celebrations started early for Maria Kelly after she won a radio competition that has ensured her Christmas is covered this year thanks to local home builder, Bovis Homes.

Maria, from Corse in Gloucestershire, has been wishing everyone a "Joyeux Noël" since she identified the phrase as a French festive greeting to land the big prize on Heart FM's morning breakfast show.

Listeners from across Gloucestershire will have heard her joyous celebrations on air after she bagged herself £1,500 of vouchers f... more

Image for Added extras are big attraction at Hampton Park for new homeowners Dan and Laura

Dan Smith and Laura Delaney are enjoying the benefits that moving into a brand-new Bovis Home are bringing - both to their lifestyles and their pockets.

The happy couple are thrilled with their property at Hampton Park on the outskirts of Littlehampton, West Sussex, especially as Bovis Homes include so much more in the purchase price.

Dan is so pleased with the build quality and customer service that he has received from Bovis Homes that it is the second property in a row that he has purchased from the nationa... more

Image for Santa takes a trip to Heyford Park as new neighbours get together for Christmas

Residents at the new Upper Heyford community, Heyford Park, gathered together to celebrate the festive season with songs, games and Christmas cheer at a special meet-your-neighbours event.

Bovis Homes hosted an afternoon of festive fun at its Heyford Park sales centre and show home in Oxfordshire, bringing the community together and providing new residents with an opportunity to get to know each other.

"Upper Heyford has a wonderful community spirit," says Sian Frater, regional marketing assistant.  "It's the perfect time of year to bring residents together - whether they're new to the Oxfordshire area or just new to Heyford Park the event provided a great chance for ev... more

Image for Winchester Village location makes perfect sense to Barrie and Becky

Barrie and Becky Dumper needed no 'persuasion' about the attractions of a new Bovis Homes development in Hampshire that pays tribute to famous local novelist Jane Austen.

The couple have purchased the only 'Walter' house type at The Green, Winchester Village, where the distinctive high-quality properties take their names from characters in the writer's world-famous novels, including 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sense and Sensibility'.

The 19th century novelist lived in Hampshire all her life and is buried at Winch... more

Image for Bovis Homes tree provides festive cheer as Apsley residents gather for Christmas carols

A new Hertfordshire neighbourhood has come together to celebrate the festive season with a fundraising carol concert around a Christmas tree donated to the community by a local home builder.

The residents at Bovis Homes' Aspen Park location in Apsley got together to sing carols with the Hemel Hempsted Brass Band, with children decorating the brightly lit Christmas tree with their own bauble creations. Some of the proceeds from the event are being given to local homeless charity DENS, with the rest going towards future community events.

Cathy Chivers from the local resident's association MEAPRA which organises the event, said: "We are very grateful to Bovis Homes for donating the tree, along with its lights and baubles, to the gateway between the Aspen and Manor estates - and it is the focal point of our fundraising and... more

Image for Unique Imelda takes a tour of Ribbans Park

Imelda Mower is a unique little girl. The ten-month-old from Great Notley, near Braintree, has a chromosome disorder so rare that it doesn't have a name.

Unfortunately, this also means that she requires expert care from Broomfield and Great Ormond Street hospitals, and specialist equipment - much of which must be funded by her parents Rachel and Mike.

As a result, the family are constantly looking to raise funds to support Imelda, and this includes calling on local businesses... more

Image for Bovis Homes brings regional HQ to Basingstoke

National house builder Bovis Homes has announced the opening of a new regional headquarters at Chineham Park, Basingstoke.

The company's recently formed Southern Counties region, which covers sites across Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Berkshire, has relocated to the Central 40 building at the business park, in a move which places it at the geographical heart of the region.

With plans to build approximately 650 homes in 2018, the new offices will serve as home to Bovis Homes' various teams who support its construction sites, including technical, commercial and marketing and customer ca... more

Image for A day in the life of site manager Dave White

Dave White is site manager at Bovis Homes' Furlong Rise location in Cheltenham.

Born and bred in Gloucester, he is married to Marie and they have two children - Ava and Thea.

Here, Dave provides an insight into a typical day on site bui... more

Image for Coopers Edge celebrates Christmas in style with Santa and friends

Coopers Edge is full of festive cheer after Bovis Homes brought the community together for a Christmas event which saw residents meet Santa and his reindeer.

Over 200 people paid Santa a visit at Bovis Homes' Coopers Edge sales centre in Brockworth. As well as having the opportunity to meet two real-life reindeer, there was a barn owl, gifts for children and a hot chocolate van.

"It was lovely to be able to bring the neighbourhood together - especially at this time of year," says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. "There's a real community spirit at our Coopers Edge locations, and it has been fantastic to see it gradually grow over time as the a... more

Image for Arminder gets in step to create attractive places to live for new home buyers

Bovis Homes landscape architect Arminder Uppal always enjoys an opportunity to show her creative side - inside and outside of the workplace.

By day, she designs parks, playgrounds and gardens to provide attractive outside environments for new home buyers at Bovis Homes locations across the West Midlands.

In the evening, she teaches bhangra - a traditional Indian dance originating from Punjab - to enthusiastic pupils aged from three upwards at her local community centre i... more

Image for Bovis Homes Northern Home Counties HQ moves to new home

Bovis Homes has announced the opening of a new regional headquarters in Milton Keynes.

Staff from the company's Northern Home Counties region are now settling into their new work space at St Anne's House at Caldecotte Lake Business Park, to the south of the town.  The offices will be home to around 70 staff, and the opening comes 12 months after the region was launched as part of a business restructure. 

"We're delighted to be settled into our permanent new home at St Anne's House," said Northern Home Counties director Michae... more

Image for Asem's grand designs are set to benefit new home buyers

Bovis Homes architectural designer Asem Al Bunni, who recently brought history to life by creating a stunning virtual tour of one of Britain's lost landmarks, is now turning his attention to an innovative project to help new home buyers design their dream property.

Liaising closely with archaeologists and historians, Asem used computer software to produce a high-quality CGI fly-through animation of the 15th Century Greyfriars Priory in Leicester, featuring the original tomb of Richard III.

He played a lead role in researching, designing and building the Greyfriars animation, which is now housed at the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, as part of the Digital Building Heritage Group managed by Dr Douglas Cawthorne at De Mont... more

Image for Home builder helps to spread Christmas cheer by collecting special shoe boxes

A local home builder is helping to spread the festive joy this Christmas and has collected hundreds of shoe boxes to support this year's Operation Christmas Child.

Bovis Homes' Ottery St Mary, Sherford, Teignmouth and Somerton locations encouraged staff, residents and new buyers to fill a shoe box with gifts to send to needy children around the world in aid of the Samaritan's Purse annual collection.

"We were overwhelmed with the number of shoe boxes we received," says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. "We sent out emails and spoke to residents to let people know that the sales centres would be collecting them, and we're thrilled with the respo... more

Image for Festive fun as Bovis Homes supports Rudolph Run

Ipswich's annual Rudolph Run has returned this December and a local house builder is excited to be sponsoring the final leg of the journey at the end of the month.

Bovis Homes has given a donation towards the festive event, which is organised by the Ipswich Round Table and sees Santa visiting neighbourhoods spreading Christmas cheer on his Rudolph sleigh throughout December. The house builder has sponsored the route through the California area of the town.

"It's a such a fantastic tradition in Ipswich and we are very proud to be a part of it this year," says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. "It's a great way to bring the community together, get residents into the festive spirit and help to raise money for a go... more

Image for Santa and his reindeer visit Gloucestershire neighbourhood

A new Gloucestershire community will be getting into the festive spirit this weekend as home seekers, residents and locals are invited to visit Bovis Homes' sales centre for some Christmas treats!

The house builder's new Coopers Edge location is hosting a Christmas event on Saturday 9th December which will see a visit from Santa as well as two of his reindeer!

Children will receive a gift from Santa and will also have the opportunity to meet the reindeer between 10am and 2pm and have their p... more

Image for Site manager Scott building a new life in Cornwall

Multi-award-winning house builder Scott Lawson is delighted to be using his skills and experience to deliver much-needed new homes for Cornwall, having recently moved to the area from the North West.

Scott and his family - wife Zoe and daughter Nancy, five - have settled easily into life in Wadebridge in the north of the county after Bovis Homes appointed him to manage its Ocean Rise location on the outskirts of Hayle, near St Ives.

The move to the South West follows Scott's achievement in winning a number of accolades while in charge of building brand-new homes at Bovis Homes locations in and aroun... more

Image for Emma is relishing exciting new  role with Bovis Homes

Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of Emma Smith as its new South West regional sales and marketing director.

Emma, who has worked for the national house builder for more than three years, has been promoted from her former position as area sales manager.

Based at the South West regional office in Exeter, Emma joined Bovis Homes in July 2014 after spending six years at Barratt Homes as are... more

Image for Bovis Homes backs contractors with latest health and safety training

Bovis Homes has underlined its ongoing commitment to ensuring the highest levels of safety on site by running a series of CITB-accredited training courses for contractors.

Completion of the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS), delivered at the national house builder's seven regional centres, will qualify successful candidates for CITB certification.

The courses provide line managers, team leaders, supervisors and foremen with an understanding of their legal duties to better contribute to the instruction, supervision and monitoring of tasks and activities to ensure... more

Image for Cheshire youngsters look the part thanks to boost from house builder

A Cheshire youth football team is hoping that some smart new kit will bring the players luck on the field, after receiving a sponsorship boost from a local house builder.

Middlewich Town under 13's are looking the part with new black and red training jackets thanks to Bovis Homes, which gave a £400 donation to the club.

"The team look great in their new coats - they really look the part," says regional marketing manager, Carina Wilde. "We're delighted to sponsor the football squad and give them a boost! Football clubs such as Middlewich Town are an important part of any community, encouraging kids to get out, play sport and be ... more

Image for Customer service at the core of Bovis Homes' new training package

Bespoke staff training and support from Bovis Homes is giving Nicola Sanders the skills and knowledge she needs to deliver a top-class service for house-buying customers.

As customer liaison manager for the Northern Homes Counties region, Nicola is part of the specialist team taking home buyers through the various stages of the customer journey.

She was delighted with the ideas and insight that she gained from the new training courses managed by the Bovis Homes Learning and Development team at their Training Cen... more

Image for Early Christmas surprise for first-time buyers

Christmas has come early for first-time house buyers Ryan Doig and Kat Lewns, who will be moving into their new Bristol home during the festive season while also celebrating winning a holiday prize draw!

So it's a double celebration for the couple, who are moving to Bovis Homes' Apseley Park location in December after entering the house builder's holiday heat wave competition and bagging a £500 holiday voucher.

"We had completely forgotten that we had entered!" says Kat. "We never win anything, so we didn't expect to win this time. It was such a surprise - a good... more

Image for Final buyers will benefit big-time as popular Exminster location nears completion

A popular Exminster location, which has welcomed many new residents over the last couple of years, is now nearing completion - and home seekers need to act fast to secure their dream home there.

Bovis Homes' Courtenay Grange has only one new home available to buy, and to celebrate the completion of the development, the house builder is offering the final purchasers some great extras.

"We're very proud of our Courtenay Grange location," says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. "A real sense of community has grown here and once the final home has been sold, it will complete th... more

Image for Help to Buy allows Megan and Ian to purchase their forever Devon home

Megan Armstrong says her family's dreams have come true with the support of Bovis Homes and the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme.

Megan, a child care assessor, and her partner Ian, a scaffolder, are delighted to have purchased a brand new Salisbury house type at Williams Gate in Bovey Tracey, Devon.

Megan, mum of five-year-old Daisy, said the Bovis Homes sales team at Williams Gate had made the process of successfully applying to the Help to Buy scheme easy to follo... more