What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Devon MP Gary Streeter officially opens new Sherford skills training centre

Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, officially opened Sherford's new £370,000 Skills Training Centre, celebrating the occasion alongside key dignitaries, the Sherford Consortium, local training providers and construction contractors at the new development.

Based at Sherford, and already welcoming its first trainees, the one-of-a-kind facility marks a major, long-term commitment to addressing and reducing the region's skills challenge. The training centre will engage military veterans, apprentices, local contractors, as well as those currently working at Sherford, boosting manual skills by providing training and experience across numerous trades.

The training centre boasts two classrooms, a workshop and an outdoor training area, providing trainees with the opportunity to learn at the heart of one of the region's largest new developments.  Those using the training centre will be supported by expert onsite teams and teaching staff, as well as a dedicated training centre co-ordinator based at the ... more

Image for Malvern school goes back to Tudor times for RHS Spring Festival

A Worcestershire school will be bringing back the Tudors at this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival thanks to help from a local home builder.

Bovis Homes has sponsored Malvern Wells Primary School's entry in the Festival's School Garden Challenge, where students are this year tasked with demonstrating what they think makes Britain truly grea... more

Image for New Norwich home leads to surprise proposal

Moving into a new house is an exciting time for all couples, but the occasion was made even more special for Robyn Edwards when her boyfriend Chris Sainty got down on one knee and proposed in their brand-new Norwich home.

Unbeknown to Robyn, Chris had devised a plan to ask her to marry him on the day they picked up the keys to their new property at Bovis Homes' location in Cringleford.

“We're not showy people, so I wanted to do something which was quite private,” says Chris. “But, I wanted it to be meaningful and this was our first home together, so it was a ... more

Image for Bovis Homes shows backing for local cancer charity with visitor pledge

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has given its backing to an Exeter-based cancer charity with a new fundraising initiative for the month of May.

The company's South West region will donate five pounds to FORCE Cancer Charity for every visitor on their first call to one of its sales offices across the region in May. It is the latest in a raft of fundraising initiatives that the region has undertaken for FORCE, its charity of the year for 2018.

Bovis Homes regional marketing manager Stacey Banfield said: “We're delighted to be continuing our support for FORCE, which will mean more key funding for an organisation that does brilliant work helping local people living with cancer and ... more

Image for Thousands could be saved for North Devon families with a dream home 'just weeks away'

Moving up the housing ladder and finding a forever home could be just weeks away for families in North Devon, thanks to the wide range of purchase assistance schemes now available from a local home builder.

With a superb selection of family homes available in Fremington and Braunton, Bovis Homes is making that move up the housing ladder much more achievable, and buyers could soon be moving into their dream place and saving thousands of pounds in the process.

“The thought of moving can be particularly stressful, and even more so when you have a family to consider,” says regional marketing manager Stacey Banfield. “However, moving into a brand-new home can alleviate many of... more

Image for Local house builder puts visitors in the picture to find out what makes a house a home

They say home is where the heart is, and from now until 31st May, a local house builder is asking visitors what makes a house a home as part of a special selfie competition.

Guests at Bovis Homes' locations across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire are sharing their thoughts on what home means to them, to enter a prize draw which could see them win £100 in M&S vouchers.

Whether it's a place where memories are created with family and friends, or it's somewhere you find peace from a busy modern lifestyle, Bovis Homes is asking what makes your ... more

Image for Help is on hand for first-time buyers

First-time buyers in Northamptonshire can find out the benefits of buying a new-build home at a special event hosted by Bovis Homes this weekend, and if they reserve a home will be able to snap up an entertainment package worth thousands.

Bovis Homes is inviting home hunters to its Silverstone Leys location on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April for its first-time buyers' event where sales advisors and an independent mortgage advisor will be on hand to help buyers make that move and get on the property ladder.

“Buying your first home is a special and exciting time,” says Heather Suffield regional marketing manager. “This weekend, we'll be giving away an entertainment package if you reserve a new home. You'll be set-up when you move into your new home with a 50inch smart television, Amazon Echo, iPad and a Bose Solo... more

Image for Construction of Sherford's first primary school now well underway

Sherford's first primary school, Sherford Vale, is now one step closer to welcoming pupils, with construction of the main buildings continuing to progress quickly. Marking a monumental milestone in the development of the Devon community, local dignitaries, members of the Sherford Consortium and the first Sherford Vale teachers met at the new town to celebrate the occasion.

Located at the heart of Sherford, and with construction starting in Autumn 2017, the first permanent school structures are in the process of being completed, including the main school building, first classrooms, as well as an outside play area. With the recent addition of a new roof, works will also soon focus on the school's interior, with doors set to open to pupils from September 2018.

420 primary places will be available to children between the ages of 2-11 at Sherford Vale, with applications now open on the Devon County Council website. Representing a £6m plus investment into community infrastructure, the new school is being funded and constructed by the Sherford Consortium - the partnership of award-winning homebuilders, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – with £1m also being pledged towards its creation by Devon... more

Image for Kind-hearted quintet get on their bikes to raise £10,000 for charity

Five parents from Cheltenham are aiming to raise £10,000 for a charity close to their hearts by embarking on a near 300-mile cycle ride from London to Paris.

Stephanie Spry, Emily Archer, Rachel Jones, Kate Roby and Dom Cook – riding as the Tour de Friends – will get on their bikes in support of Sands, which offers help and advice for anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Some members of the group have been directly affected by such a tragedy and were grateful for the support they received f... more

Image for Family entertainment at West Midlands locations

A local house builder is hosting a home hunters event at its Bidford-on-Avon and Banbury locations this weekend, where children can get involved in a cookie and cake decorating workshop and buyers will benefit from a further sweet offer.

Bovis Homes is inviting families to its Bidford Leys location on Saturday 21st April and Longford Park on Sunday 22nd April to enjoy a special event where they can make and take away a variety of sweet treats. For those who reserve a new home on the day, the house builder will be providing further entertainment with its exclusive package.

“Visitors are welcome to drop in throughout the day to join us and the chefs to decorate some sweet treats!” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “While the children are entertained, we can tell you more about the new homes as well as give you details about the fantastic of... more

Image for New Northamptonshire community comes to life

The long-lost village of Glassthorpe Grange is now becoming a flourishing new part of the Northamptonshire community, as families settle into their homes and new residents move in.

Bovis Homes' Glassthorpe Grange in the village of Flore is named after nearby 'long depopulated' Glassthorpehill and has come alive this year as buyers discover the charm of the new neighbourhood. With a range of four and five-bedroom homes and a variety of purchase assistance schemes, home seekers are invited to find out more on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April at its special home hunters event.

“It's worth visiting our sales team to see how we can help to get you moving,” said regional marketing manager Heather Suffield. “Our team can tell you about the range of purchase assistance schemes available and if you reserve this month, you can benefit from our entertainment package which we'll be giving to anyone who reserves a new home at Glassthorpe Grange until ... more

Image for Sparkling showcase event at new Cambridgeshire community

Cambridgeshire house hunters are invited to find out more about a flourishing new community this weekend as Bovis Homes hosts a showcase event for its brand-new show home at Northstowe

On Saturday 14th April, visitors will be able to have the first look around the three-bedroom Winchcombe and find out more about the exciting new town which is located close to Longstanton. To celebrate, not only will Bovis Homes be treating guests to some refreshments but will also be offering a special gift to those who reserve a new home on launch day.

“We're looking forward to welcoming guests to our showcase event and for them to take a tour around our stunning new show home,” says regional marketing manager, Deborah Rigger. “Northstowe is a wonderful neighbourhood and it's been lovely to watch the community spirit s... more

Image for New Aston Clinton neighbourhood launches

A new part of the Aston Clinton community will be unveiled to the public this weekend with local house builder, Bovis Homes, opening the doors of its show home and sales centre.

Aston Brook will bring a range of three to five-bedroom properties to the Buckinghamshire village and is inviting home seekers to celebrate its launch on Saturday 14th April.

“We're proud to be opening our Aston Brook location and excited to show visitors around our five-bedroom show home,” says regional marketing manager, Deborah Rigger. “It's a stunning new development, close to open countryside and within walking distance of the amenities with... more

Image for Superior interiors prize draw - win £100 vouchers!

Followers of Bovis Homes' Facebook page are in with a chance of winning £100 worth of vouchers for the next five weeks, as Bovis Homes launches its superior interiors prize-draw.

With a stunning range of show homes across the country, Bovis Homes' stylish interior designs can provide home owners with inspiration for their own abode, and now the house builder will be sharing pictures of its beautful rooms on social media as part of a prize-draw which will see five lucky followers win £100 vouchers each!

For the next five weeks Bovis Homes' Facebook followers will be able to see some stunning imagery from its show homes. Starting on Monday 9th April, Bovis Homes will be asking its followers to select their favourite interior shot from a choice of four pictures. By liking and commenting on the post with their preferred choice, A, B, C or D, they will be entered in to ... more

Image for Cash boost for Winchester hospice close to the heart of house builder staff

A Winchester-based hospice for children and young adults has been handed a donation of more than £3,500 from a leading local housebuilder with a strong staff connection to the charity.

Naomi House and Jacksplace were chosen as the worthy recipients of the recent fundraising efforts from Bovis Homes' Southern Counties region, whose commercial director has seen his son receive expert care from the hospice in recent months.

John Kelly's son Tom was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare muscle-wasting condition, aged just six in 2009. It is a life-limiting disord... more

Image for Special treats donated to children at Demelza House

Staff at a Kent-based home builder went on a month-long Easter egg hunt to help a local children's hospice.

Bovis Homes' South East regional office collected over 70 eggs to give to Demelza House, along with a range of arts and craft materials for the children to enjoy.

Community fundraiser at Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Jennifer Heritage, said: “The donation of Easter eggs and crafts went a long way in helping our children and families enjoy Easter as a family and create precious memories w... more