What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Transformation at Chipping Ongar

A transformation is taking place in a corner of Chipping Ongar – and local people are being invited to find out more.

Bovis Homes is opening its sales cabin at Livingstone Gardens, a new location bringing a range of three to five-bedroom properties to the Essex market town on Saturday 3 March. The site, which was previously part of Fyfield Business Park, is being transformed into a brand-new part of the community which will provide much-needed new homes to the area.

“There's a lot going on at our Chipping Ongar location,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “As well as bringing new homes to the area, we're building new recreational facilities at the site, including astro turf and grass football pitches, for the whole community to use. We're also creating a car park for the businesses and organisations at the nearby... more

Image for Local home builder and charity join forces to help fight cancer

An Exeter-based organisation has been selected by Bovis Homes' South West regional staff as their charity for 2018, as they look to raise more money than ever before for a cause close to their hearts.

Staff at the housebuilder's Exeter office have decided to raise funds for FORCE Cancer Charity, a local organisation which is currently supporting a Bovis Homes colleague who has been diagnosed with the disease.

“We regularly raise funds for charities and local organisations, with cake sales, dress down days and raffles,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “This year we are dedicated to raising as much as possible for FORCE and we've already got a number of events plann... more

Image for New home owners Zenzo and Tania praise customer-focused team at Ipswich location

Suffolk housebuyers Zenzo and Tania Mpofu have been delighted with the continuing support provided by Bovis Homes after purchasing and moving into their first brand-new home.

The couple said that the friendly and knowledgeable sales team at the Ribbans Park location near Ipswich have supported them at every step on their home-buying journey, offering expertise and key information about purchase assistance schemes such the 'Help to Buy – Equity Loan'.

Zenzo and Tania are now among the thousands of buyers who have been assisted by 'Help to Buy' since it was launched by the Gov... more

Image for Northwich boathouse is a stroke closer thanks to Bovis Homes

A Cheshire rowing club has received a cash boost from local house-builder Bovis Homes, helping it move closer to reaching its funding target for a new boathouse.

Northwich Rowing Club started demolishing its old boathouse, which is over 100 years old, last autumn, but discovered that the ground was unstable and additional funds would be needed to complete the project.

“When we heard about the club's problem, we were keen to support the appeal,” says regional marketing assistant, Rachel Skelton. “Securing the funds for the boathouse initially must have been no easy feat, and to then have this unexpected cost adds to... more

Image for New figures reveal progress made in creation of Sherford

New figures have revealed the tremendous progress made in the construction of Sherford the new Devon community, in just two years. Since construction began in 2016, over 120 homes have already been completed and another 150 are in progress. Sherford is already a thriving new community with over 89 residents now living at the town and more poised to move in.

Emma Smith, Sales and Marketing Director, Sherford Consortium – the partnership of homebuilders responsible for the new community, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – said: “As a town set to be home to over 12,000 people, the work and manpower which has already taken place to create Sherford in two years is fantastic. This goes beyond the construction of the homes, as it includes the extensive planning and infrastructure required to ensure Sherford is a high quality, sustainable new communi... more

Image for Unique show home launches at Shinfield location

A local house-builder has launched a new show home at its Shinfield location and is inviting Berkshire home hunters to visit and find out more about this new part of the community.

Bovis Homes has opened the doors to the two-bedroomshow home at Shinfield Meadows, which joins the five-bedroom Chester and two-bedroom Southwold in providing members of the public with the opportunity to see the style and quality of the homes available at the location.

“We're really excited for visitors to see our new show home,” says Hollie Lockhart, regional marketing manager. “This is the first Amberley house type design which has been used as a show home by Bovis Homes, and we're proud to have it here at Shi... more

Image for Home seekers get chance to find out more about the new part of the Ifield community

Home seekers in West Sussex now have the opportunity to find out more about the properties at a highly-anticipated new part of the Ifield community, as Bovis Homes launches 'The Maples'.

The house-builder has just opened a sales cabin at the location, giving visitors the chance to find out more about the range of three, four and five-bedroom properties available.

“There's been such a lot of interest in The Maples,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “We're keen to give local people the chance to pop in to see us and ask about the homes. They can see the range of house types available, see the site layout, pick up a brochure and can now reserve ... more

Image for New homes, new award and a new baby - Gary celebrates a successful month at Sherborne

It has been an eventful month for site manager Gary French at Bovis Homes' Mildenhall development in Sherborne.

Shortly after celebrating the successful launch of the new homes location, he and his team learnt that they had won a national award recognising the site's high standards of health and safety.

And the celebrations didn't end there for Gary, who had also welcomed his new son Finley into the world j... more

Image for New homes specialist Jo walks the talk at new Devon neighbourhood

Sales advisor Jo Stairmand has put her money where her mouth is after spending many months finding dream Bovis Homes properties for house hunters in the South West.

She has been so impressed with the location and the quality of homes at The Landings, close to Braunton on the North Devon coast, that she is now the proud owner of a two-bedroom 'Amberley' house type there!

“I think it certainly inspires confidence in the quality of the home that customers are looking to purchase when they know that I have already bought one and moved in... more

Image for Housing a hit with Gloucestershire students

Pittville School students were given an insight into the construction industry when they were invited to tour a local new homes development and learn about apprenticeships and other opportunities within the sector.

The group of 16-year-olds, who are all considering an apprenticeship within building, were welcomed to Bovis Homes' Furlong Rise location in Prestbury, and given the opportunity to meet workers there, ask questions and find out about working within the industry.

“This was a terrific chance for the students to see what happens out on a building site and learn more about apprenticeships,” says Pittville School headteacher, Richard Gilpin. “It has demonstrated what doors are open to them and it has helped to strengthen the opportunities an appren... more

Image for Housing partnership brings more affordable homes to Moreton-in-Marsh

More than 100 much-needed new affordable homes will soon be coming to Moreton-in-Marsh thanks to a partnership between national house builder Bovis Homes and leading social enterprise Bromford.

A total of 105 properties, ranging from one-bedroom apartments through to five-bedroom (family homes, are currently under construction at Bovis Homes' The Avenue location, and will be allocated by Bromford for both social rent and shared ownership.

The partnership is the latest in a long line between the two organisations, which has seen them deliver similar projects at other Cotswold locations including Bloxham, Tetbury an... more

Image for That dream family home is now within reach thanks to Bovis Homes

Moving up the housing ladder is now much more achievable for families in the South West thanks to a range of purchase assistance schemes available from a local home builder.

Bovis Homes has properties available across the region, in a range of styles, sizes and layouts, providing families with a variety of options if they are looking to move this spring.

“If you're looking for a new property in the South West, Bovis Homes is building across the area and offers a variety of purchase assistance schemes, meaning your dream home may be closer than you think,” says Stacey Banfield, regional ma... more

Image for Latest residents sing praises of Saxons Plain team as new part of Worthing community takes shape

Home owners are creating a vibrant community in the heart of West Sussex, as the latest residents move in to an exciting new location near the coast.

As they settle into their brand-new properties at Bovis Homes' Saxons Plain location, on the edge of West Durrington and near to the seaside resort of Worthing, this wide range of house hunters have nothing but praise for the team who have helped them settle in.

First-time buyers Michelle Sparkes and her partner Ben Yard were delighted with the advice they received from the sales team at Saxons Plain about the Help to Buy – Equ... more

Image for Home support leads to new kit for Rangers

The Ipswich Valley Rangers under 16's team is geared up to take on all-comers thanks to support from a local home builder.

Bovis Homes has stepped in to sponsor the Suffolk-based team, and the youngsters recently donned their new blue and white kit that features the company's famous hummingbird logo.

“We're delighted to have been able to help out and sponsor the team,” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “The squad look fantastic in their new kit and we hope that it brings them lots of good luck and success on the ... more

Image for Marian brings experience to bear in building top-quality homes for Flitwick

Marian Chitimus is proud to be part of the team delivering high-quality homes to a new community in Bedfordshire, after spending all of his working life in the house-building industry.

Originally from Romania, Marian has carried out virtually every role on a construction site, including labourer, foreman, forklift driver, painter and decorator, electrician and plumber.

He is now utilising his extensive knowledge and experience as the assistant site manager at Bovis Homes' Froghall Fields location on the ed... more

Image for The impossible made possible as Amanda helps Keith land his dream Shifnal home

After learning that he had a rare genetic disease, Keith Jones knew that buying his own house was going to be a challenge, but after visiting the Bovis Homes sales centre in Shifnal, he realised he would be in good hands.

Keith suffers from a rare disorder called pompe disease, which causes progressive muscle weakness throughout the body and affects various body tissues.

After discovering a special mortgage scheme for people with long-term disabilities, he hoped that buying his own home would be within reach – however, initially this proved not... more

Image for Everything adds up perfectly for accountant Kieran in his family's new Wiltshire home

Accountant Kieran Morrow is adding up the benefits of purchasing a brand-new property at an exciting new location in Wiltshire.

He is delighted with the service he has received at every step on the home-buying journey from the Bovis Homes sales and site teams at the Tadpole Cross location, near Swindon.

He is now enjoying the new property – a four-bedroom Salisbury house type – and everything the location has to offer with his partner Tania, an events co-ordinator, and his eight-year-old... more

Image for Major bridge opened over railway in Apsley

A major construction project in Apsley, Hertfordshire has been completed, with the official opening of a brand-new road bridge across the West Coast Main Line at Featherbed Lane. 

The work, carried out by contractor Osborne and house builder Bovis Homes, is part of a wider project to deliver the 325-home Aspen Park development in the town.

The construction of the bridge, which cost in excess of £8 million and was funded by Bovis Homes, will help alleviate congestion in the area and provide capacity for increased traffic flow from the ... more

Image for Much-needed new homes get the green light in Chinnor

Proposals for 89 much-needed new homes in Chinnor, Oxfordshire have been approved by local planners.

The homes, on the eastern edge of the village, will be delivered by leading housebuilder Bovis Homes, and will see a total of 53 two to five-bedroom properties for sale on the open market, as well as 36 homes designated as affordable housing, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom houses. 

The consented plans will also see Bovis Homes make investments towards bus services, recycling, education and the local library among a package of contributions to the ... more

Image for Bovis Homes seeks local feedback on Drakes Broughton proposals

Residents of Drakes Broughton, Worcestershire, have been giving their views on a proposed new development for up to 90 new homes at a site in the village.

The projected development on land off Worcester Road has outline planning permission and is being brought forward by leading house builder Bovis Homes. The company's Western region, based in Bishop's Cleeve, is keen to gather further feedback from the local community to help shape the plans, ahead of submitting a detailed planning application.

Invitations were sent out to local residents, who came along to Drakes Broughton Village Hall to view and discuss the current plans with members of the Bovis Home... more

Image for Lee faces 40lb backpack battle in Hastings

Ex-soldier Lee Wines is aiming to raise thousands of pounds for a children's charity by taking part in the 2018 Hastings Half Marathon – with 40lb strapped to his back!

Now an assistant site manager with Bovis Homes, he will haul the equivalent in weight of a five-gallon office water cooler bottle filled up to the brim, around the testing 13.1-mile course on Sunday, 18 March.

The former Lance Corporal, who fought for Queen and country on three tours of Iraq during eight years in the Armed Forces, is looking to attract £5,000 in sponsorship for the Starlight Childr... more

Image for Local company reports 45% business growth thanks to Sherford

Sherford the landmark new Devon community, is continuing to strengthen the region's business, economic and employment landscape, with South West businesses playing a key role in developing the new town. From West Country construction companies and landscapers, to a Plymouth-based marketing agency and education partners, Sherford constantly draws on the best local talent.

It is estimated that £1bn will be invested in the construction of Sherford and a further £2bn injected into the local area, including through commercial relationships and employment opportunities.

One of several businesses already benefitting from its involvement at Sherford is Plymouth based landscaping firm, YGS Landscapes Ltd. As a direct result of working at the development since 2014, the local firm has seen its turnover grow by 45%, along with a staff increa... more

Image for Beekeeping hobby is providing award winner Carol with a real buzz!

An unusual Christmas present from her husband has turned into a fantastic hobby for Carol Talbot – and provides her friends and family with an award-winning treat.

Instead of finding an expensive bottle of perfume or exquisite jewellery ready to be unwrapped, she discovered a new beehive under the tree!

Five years on, Carol is winning awards for the quality of her bees' honey, jars of which are always a big hit with her colleagues at Bovis Homes' Southern Counties office... more

Image for Luxury new homes launch in Ottery St Mary

A local house-builder is inviting Devon home seekers to visit a new part of the Ottery St Mary community, as it launches an exclusive range of five and six-bedroom properties.

Bovis Homes is launching the new phase of luxury homes at its popular King's Reach location in the town on Saturday 10th February. This exclusive gated community, named Salston Grange, will include just 12 homes built to a high specification.

“We're really excited to share more about the spectacular new homes at Salston Grange,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “The new houses have some stunning features and we're delighted to welcome home seekers to join us this weekend to celebr... more

Image for Fun at Flitwick as new play park opens

Playtime at Bovis Homes' new Froghall Fields location in Flitwick just got better, as the house-builder opens its new play park for residents to enjoy.

Youngsters living in and around this new part of the community in Bedfordshire can now benefit from this exciting facility, as well as take advantage of the open spaces and footpaths throughout the development.

“Froghall Fields already has a fantastic community spirit and this play park will only help this to grow,” says Deborah Rigger, regional marketing manager. “It's a lovely location, with a great Bovis Homes team in place, and we're sure lots of families will enjoy th... more


5 day countdown

05 February 2018

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Our South West region is offering you the 'complete package' which could save you thousands on your new Bovis Home.

Over a 5 day period we will be offering you a selection of fantastic incentives such as; carpets & curtains, removal fees paid, landscaping packages and high street vouchers to help really make your house a home. We could even offer to pay your stamp duty!

But you'll need to hurry! One of these great offers will be knocked off each day to the quicker you act, the mo... more

Image for New homes expert Jacqueline is taking aim at $400,000 Las Vegas archery challenge

New homes sales advisor Jacqueline Hunt is heading for the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to compete in the world's most prestigious indoor archery competition.

Jacqueline, a member of the Bovis Homes sales team at the Paragon location in Cambridge, is joining archers from around the globe to take part in the Las Vegas Shoot – a three-day competition (February 9-11) worth $400,000 in total prize money.

She was delighted to finish last year as the number one female barebow archer in the GB Archery rankings, excelling in the stripped-down, no-frills form of the sport that takes... more