What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Housebuilder moves to new home

Bovis Homes is moving its regional headquarters to Kings Hill to provide greater accessibility to its other offices and an improved environment for staff.

“Bovis Homes has had strong links with New Ash Green since the village was established in 1967.  We are proud to have played a part in its creation, having built many of its homes and amenities before setting-up our office in the Manor House,” says Steve Jones, managing director for the South East region.

“Initially established as a regional office, in 2001 the Manor House became the national headquarters for Bovis Homes and has welcomed thousands of staff members and visitors throu... more

Image for Oliver's at it again as he celebrates second award for house builder excellence

A Bovis Homes site manager in Cheshire has won a prestigious award for the highest standards in house building for the second year in a row.

Oliver Cookson is celebrating recognition for his excellence in on-site management once again at Loachbrook Meadow, on the outskirts of Congleton.

He picked up the gong in the North West region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards 2018, being one of those selected for a Quality award from more than 16,000 site managers from acr... more

Image for Football could be heading home for buyers with dazzling offer

Football really could be coming home for house hunters in its Western region, with Bovis Homes giving buyers a special treat on England match days*.

There could be triumph all round when the team play, as Bovis Homes is celebrating the sporting summer with an offer which will save new customers hundreds of pounds.

“We will be giving away our superb entertainment package on completion to anyone who reserves on an England match day, and as we're through to the knock-out stages, this fantastic promotion will hopefully go on and on!” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “This fantastic offer includes a 40-inch Smart television, an iPad and Bose wireless speakers – so your new home will be set-up for watch... more

Image for Welsh Guard swaps beret for hard hat in new house-building role in Devon

A former Welsh Guard has traded protecting royal palaces for constructing homes, after joining a house builder in Plymouth.

Josh Beesley, 24, who guarded St James's Palace in London and performed in the Trooping of the Colour, has been recruited by Bovis Homes as a trainee site manager.

Josh, who received an honourable discharge from Wales's Senior Infantry Regiment, is now shadowing the team at Sherford as he prepares to start his formal employment ... more

Image for Flitwick site manager Jamie celebrates major award for house builder excellence

A Flitwick site manager and his team have landed a prestigious award for reaching the highest standards in housebuilding at their new homes development.

Jamie Reynolds has been recognised for his excellence in delivering quality new homes and excellent on-site management at Bovis Homes' popular Froghall Fields in Flitwick.

He picked up the Quality award in the Southern region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards 2018, having been one of the winners selected from more than 16,000 site managers from acr... more

Image for Fairford site manager Alan celebrates major award for house builder excellence

A Fairford site manager has won a prestigious award for hitting the highest standards in housebuilding.

Alan Cruikshanks is celebrating after being recognised for excellence in on-site management and delivering for customers at Bovis Homes' Keble Fields on London Road.

He picked up the gong in the South West region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the ... more

Image for East Sussex new-build team celebrate major award for house builder excellence

A new homes location in East Sussex is celebrating a prestigious award for achieving the highest standards in housebuilding.

Assistant site manager Emil Lazar, and his colleagues at Burfield Grange in Hailsham, have been recognised for their on-site excellence and commitment to quality.

Emil is proud of the part he and the team have played in the success of the site, which will see former site manager Craig Coetzee pick up a Quality accolade in the London & South East region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the ... more

Image for Customer Care key for Southern Counties and local carpentry contractor

Bovis Homes' Southern Counties region has been working closely with local carpentry contractor MJHrycko on a new initiative aimed at maximising the quality and service given to customers

MJHrycko Carpentry Contractors partners with the regional customer care team on homes at their Shinfield Meadows, Emmbrook Place and Hatchwood Mill locations and has worked closely with the department to instil Bovis Homes' own values among its teams working on these sites.

This includes carrying out a series of seminars and audits with all its dedicated 'customer care' carpenters, as well as putting in place a system of 'sorry we missed you' cards for missed appointments, and implementing different colour shirts and hi-vis jackets to help customers differentiate between customer care carpenters and s... more

Image for There's more to see at new Devon location this weekend

Devon house hunters will be able to see more of a new part of the Fremington community as Bovis Homes opens the doors to its latest view home this weekend – and to celebrate the occasion, buyers will be able to benefit from a special offer.

Bovis Homes will be giving visitors the opportunity to look around the four-bedroom Harriet at its Water's Edge location on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, and they will be able to make the most of the summer if they reserve during the event as the house builder will be giving away a BBQ, fire pit and patio set to the buyer on completion.

“We're excited to be giving visitors the chance to see more of Water's Edge. It's a lovely location that has been carefully designed with a great open space for outdoor activities,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “If you are looking to move, it's worth popping into the sales centre to find out more about our ... more

Image for Community to celebrate the next milestone for new Cheshire location

A local house builder will be hosting a special event to bring together the Wrenbury community and celebrate the next chapter of a new part of the Cheshire village.

Bovis Homes is inviting guests to visit its Marbury Meadows location on Saturday 7th July to celebrate the launch of a brand-new view home, which will be opened by Bessa Cador, headteacher at Wrenbury Primary School.

“We are excited to bring together residents and home hunters for this special occasion,” says Louise Macrae, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes. “Our popular Marbury Meadows location is a wonderful new community and we are looking forward to giving visitors the chance to see more of it with the launch of our new five-bedroom Ox... more

Image for Charity benefits as a fiver is donated for every sales centre visitor

An Exeter-based charity has received a cash boost from a local house builder after it ran a special fund-raising initiative across the South West

Bovis Homes pledged to donate five pounds to FORCE Cancer Charity for every visitor to one of its sales centres in the South West in May.

Combined with the other fund-raising ideas this year, which has included raffles, a cutest pet competition, a World Cup sweepstake, dress-down days, a cream tea event and cake sales – it has seen £3,742 donated... more

Image for Rising site manager star Jack celebrates major award for house builder excellence

A 22-year-old site manager in Milton Keynes is celebrating after landing a prestigious award for hitting the highest standards in housebuilding.

Rising home-building star Jack Allen was recognised for his excellence in on-site management at Bovis Homes' Whitehouse Park location.

Despite only working in the role for 12 months, he was one of those selected out of more than 16,000 site managers across the country to win a National House Building Council (NHBC) Quality award. He picked up the gong in the Southern region of the Pride in the ... more

Image for Students go wild for wildlife at Worcestershire golf club

A group of students from a Worcestershire school recently had the chance to have a closer look at a range of reptiles that are being relocated to a specially designed new home in Pershore.

The Year 5 and 6 students from The River School visited The Vale Golf and Country Club in Pershore to learn all about the creatures that are being moved to the course from nearby Drakes Broughton, as part of a large reptile translocation project.

Parts of the course, which spans over 150 acres and includes areas of woodland, scrub and rough grassland, are being transformed into a new enriched habitat for the reptiles. The project is delivered through a partnership between housebuilder Bovis Homes, their environmental consultants The Environmental Dimension Partnership (EDP), ecological landscapers Three Shires Ltd and The... more

Image for Devon house hunters find out more about contemporary living at Cloakham Lawns

Since the company began in 1885, Bovis Homes has been evolving its property designs to fit with modern living, and this is continuing over 130 years later, with the local house builder's stylish three-storey homes proving a hit with buyers at its popular new Devon location.

At Bovis Homes' Cloakham Lawns in Axminster, the contemporary properties have been designed for today's lifestyles, but are also carefully crafted to take advantage of the stunning Devon surroundings.

On Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, the house builder will be opening the doors to its three-storey Haydon – giving home seekers the chance to discover more about the designs and quality on offer at this up-and-coming new part o... more

Image for Housebuilding Royal Marine reservist heads to House of Commons event

A Royal Marine reservist, who is an award-winning site manager at a major house builder, has been invited to London today to mark Armed Forces Week.

Warrant officer Dale Burrell, who works for Bovis Homes in Bedfordshire, is attending the Reserves Day Reception at the House of Commons.

Dale, who has recently been recognised for excellence in his on-site management skills with an NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award at Wootton Park in Wootton, near Bedford, will be joined by his area build direct... more

Image for Bovis Homes company induction: putting strong foundations in place

Starting a new job can be daunting but any fears built up before the Bovis Homes company induction were quickly dismantled.

I joined labourers, finance specialists, site managers and others from both site-based and office roles, for an informative and engaging session at the Bovis Homes Training Centre in Reading.

Adrian Myles, area customer care manager in the West Midlands region, was one of those taking part. He said he looked forward to being part of Bovis Homes' drive to being a t... more

Image for Time running out for South West home buyers to make the most of stunning offer

South West home seekers will need to act fast if they want to take advantage of Bovis Homes' exclusive offer, which could save them thousands.

The house builder is running a five-week countdown offer which sees a variety of packages available, with one deal removed each week at its High View location in Paulton and Water's Edge location in Fremington.

“If you're looking for a new home, you should go and see our team in the sales centres asap,” says Stacey Banfield, regional marketing manager. “And you don't want to hang around - the sooner you act, the more you'll get included in your fantastic home ... more

Image for Hampshire home seekers to get new-build benefits at Basingstoke event

A local house-builder is hosting a special home-buyer event at a Hampshire location this weekend, providing visitors with advice about how to get moving.

Bovis Homes' Meet the Experts day is at its Nightingale View location in Basingstoke on Saturday 23rd June, where interested buyers can discuss their options with an independent mortgage advisor and local estate agent.

There will also be big benefits on offer for those who decide to reserve at the event, as Bovis Homes can save the buyers thousands of pounds with a special sta... more

Image for Public invited to find out more about Sherford at Open House drop-in sessions

Those curious about life at Sherford and its future, or with any questions about the community under construction, are invited to attend a series of 'Open House' drop-in events taking place at the town over the coming months. 

Happening quarterly, these informal sessions are open to all. The intention is to offer everyone – from families already living at Sherford and members of neighbouring communities, to those considering moving to the town and local businesses – the opportunity to chat to the team behind the town's development and pose questions to experts from the Sherford Consortium, site team and representatives from the Local Authorities. &nbs... more

Image for Witney Rugby Club set to open sparkling new show homes

Two new Oxfordshire show homes will be the centre of attention when a local rugby team drops in to Bovis Homes' Witney location this weekend.

Witney Junior Rugby Club will be opening the show homes at Windrush Place on Saturday 23rd June as the home buying season really kicks off and visitors get their first glimpse of the three-bedroom Epsom and four-bedroom Canterbury house types.

And for those visitors converted into excited new-home buyers by the designs and quality on display, Bovis Homes will be giving away a special home-maker package worth hundreds of pounds to those who reserve their new hom... more

Image for Big benefits for Berkshire buyers this weekend

Berkshire house hunters are invited to find their dream home this weekend, as a new part of the Shinfield community opens the doors to a wide range of properties – and there will be big benefits for those who decide to reserve during the event.

Bovis Homes will be giving visitors the chance to look around five house types at an Open House event at its popular Shinfield Meadows location on Saturday 23rd June, giving home seekers the opportunity to see the style, layout and quality of the properties there.

“Buying a new home is a big decision and we're delighted that this weekend, in addition to viewing our stunning five-bedroom Chester show home, buyers will also have a chance to see a further four house types,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “On top of that, we're also going to be offering £3k worth of Ikea vouchers, £10k towards stamp duty, £4k towards flooring and £1k towards landscaping to those who complete having reserved this weekend – so that buyers will have the chance to make their house a home whe... more

Image for Armed Forces Big Brew Fundraiser

Bovis Homes Mercia region are proud to be supporting our Armed Forces on Saturday 30th June as we take part in a fundraiser across five of our developments. We'll be serving tea's and cakes and holding a raffle with £50 Marks and Spencer's vouchers for each winner at each development! Raffle tickets cost £1 and all the proceeds from both the raffle and the refreshments go to SSAFA. Raffle drawn at 1pm.

So why not come along to one of the developments below for a cuppa and cake and show your support for our Armed Forces and all the work they do for our nation.

Pop along any time from 11am till 3pm on Saturday 30th June at one of the followi... more

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Kent home hunters can now find out more about the properties on offer at a highly-anticipated new part of the Headcorn community, as Bovis Homes launches Catkin Gardens

The local house-builder, which is moving its headquarters to nearby Kings Hill, is opening its sales centre on Saturday 23rd June, giving visitors the chance to find out more about the range of three, four and five-bedroom homes available.

“We are thrilled to be launching our Headcorn sales office,” says Candice McCabe, regional marketing manager. “We've already received a lot of interest in the new homes, so we're excited to now be able to welcome visitors to find out more, and give them the opportunity to reserve their ... more

Image for Home Reach event for Cheshire home hunters

Join us in Cheshire on Saturday 30th June between 11am - 3pm for our Home Reach event at one of the following developments and see how home ownership is now more accessible. We have a range of properties available at these developments for you to reserve.

With Home Reach, you buy a share of your chosen home and pay a low monthly rent on the part you don't buy. You get to choose whether you buy a bigger share of a lower priced home or a smaller share of a more expensive one. You can initially purchase between 50% and 75% of your Bovis Home. This means you will be able to live in your home as if you've bought it outright. You can buy more of your home in the future and stop paying rent on that part, and in due course own 100% of your home.

Come and take a look at one of the followi... more

Image for Special event set to help house hunters find their forever home in Braunton

A local house builder is hosting a special event this weekend to help Devon families find their forever home in the vibrant village of Braunton.

Bovis Homes is welcoming house hunters on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June to The Landings for a chance to take advantage of a range of offers, exclusively available during the eve... more

Image for Somerset home hunters set to benefit at special buyer events

Somerset home seekers could benefit as a local house builder hosts two special events in the county this weekend, featuring fantastic offers and packages to help buyers secure their dream home.

Bovis Homes is holding a Forever home event at The Chase in Wincanton and a Let's get you moving weekend at Northfields in Somerton on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June.

“We're celebrating the summer and holding events to help those looking to move home,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “Whether you are looking to get on the housing ladder, find your forever home – or both – we've g... more

Image for Home builder hits the right note with support for brand-new Buckinghamshire music festival

Local house builder Bovis Homes was delighted to be part of a brand-new Buckinghamshire festival, which saw the community come together to enjoy an afternoon and evening of live music.

The inaugural Steeple Jam music festival took place on Saturday 9 June and saw bands and singers take to the stage to help raise money for Steeple Claydon School.

“The event was absolutely fantastic and we are thrilled to have been part of the very first Steeple Jam Music Festival,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “Events like this are perfect for bringing communities together – so let's hope this was the... more

Image for Warm welcome guaranteed as top team make dreams come true at Stortford Fields

With housing experts on hand to discuss buying options and a wide range of new properties available, home hunters are discovering more and more about Stortford Fields, a new part of the Hertfordshire community.

After a successful launch last month, Bovis Homes' new Bishop's Stortford location has welcomed a stream of interested purchasers, from first-time buyers and young couples, to families and retirees.

Greeting the visitors, sales advisors, Jackie Keegan and Julie Campbell can provide a wealth of information about the new homes and the area, as well as guiding purchasers through the buying process. Site manager, Daren Sparrow oversees the day-to-day building activities at Stortford Fields and has already hosted numerous buyers as they visit to see their new hom... more

Image for New town Northstowe and Help to Buy provide the perfect home for new family

With five children between them, Craig Emery and partner Dee Friel were looking for a home which would provide enough space for their new family, and thanks to Help to Buy, the couple found just what they were looking for in the new Cambridgeshire town of Northstowe.

Previously renting in Highfields Caldecote, Craig was keen to get back on the housing ladder following his divorce, and was looking for a spacious new home closer to his children's school.

“Buying a new home was part of me getting back on my feet,” says Craig, who owns a software consultancy. “I was keen to stop renting and move back to the Longstanton area, where I had l... more

Image for Popular Winchester location reaches awards final

Local house builder Bovis Homes is celebrating after it was announced that its prestigious Winchester Village location has made it into the finals of the South Coast Property Awards.

The stunning location has grown into a popular new Hampshire community and has now been named as a 'Development of the Year' finalist.

“We are delighted to be a contender for this award,” says Hollie Lockhart, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes. “We're very proud of Winchester Village and the close-knit community which is de... more

Image for New choice for Didcot home seekers as Bovis Homes launches Hadden Grove location

Oxfordshire house hunters can now find out more about a highly-anticipated new part of the Didcot community as Bovis Homes opens the doors to its sales centre.

Located off Hadden Hill road, the new Hadden Grove location offers a range of two to four-bedroom homes in a variety of styles and layouts.

“There's been such a lot of interest in Hadden Grove and we're delighted that home seekers can now find out more and reserve a property there,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “Visitors can pick up a brochure, see the site plan and receive further information about the range of h... more

Image for New West Sussex community celebrates next stage

A local house builder is inviting guests to visit its Hurstpierpoint location for a special event to celebrate the next chapter for the new community.

Bovis Homes launched its popular Bramble Park location last year and is excited to be opening the doors to its new sales centre on Saturday 9th June.

“We're looking forward to celebrating with home hunters and local people at the weekend, giving them the first look around our new bespoke sales centre,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “Guests can enjoy a glass of bubbly while taking a tour around our beautiful show homes and our sales team will be on hand to provide information about the new... more