What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Bovis Homes to seek community views as it targets 2019 for latest West Sussex homes

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has moved a step closer with plans to deliver 108 new homes in the village of Yapton, West Sussex, after agreeing a deal to purchase new land there.

The site, located off Burndell Road, currently has outline planning permission, and Bovis Homes will now begin the process of designing a development for the site which reflects and enhances the character of the surrounding area ahead of submitting a detailed reserved matters application before the end of the year.

Sharon Eckford, associate land director for Bovis Homes’ Southern Counties region, said: “We’re delighted to have taken this important step on the road to delivering these much-needed new homes, and look forward to working closely with local stakeholders to ensure the plans best suit the needs of the exis... more

Image for Ex-Lance Corporal says military personnel will prosper at Salisbury housebuilder

More military personnel should join the housebuilding industry as they hold the transferrable skills necessary to ‘get to the top’, according to a former Lance Corporal in Salisbury who is doing just that.

Tony Lamb, an assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Longhedge Village location, said ex-servicemen and women had the discipline and skills to succeed at the highest level in the new-homes sector.

Tony, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, first got into the industry when he attended a Career Transition Partnership (CTP) employment fair in Southampton ... more

Image for Housebuilder-backed Warwick firework show set to go off with a bang

Firework loving families are invited to a housebuilder-backed bonfire event in Warwick this week to raise more than £25,000 for charity.

Warwick Town Bonfire, which promises to be the biggest yet, will take place at Warwick Racecourse on Saturday and is being supported by Bovis Homes.

The Warwickshire house builder, which has donated £250 towards the event, has locations at Warwick Gates on Harbury Lane and Semele Park in... more

Image for Talented photographer at Gloucestershire house builder celebrates published book

A nature lover who works at a Gloucestershire house builder has captured his passion for the county in a new photography book which has hit the shelves.

Aleks Gjika, a Bovis Homes employee, has his favourite snaps of the county published in his collection ‘Gloucestershire in Photographs’.

The dad-of-two, from Huntley, travelled across the county throughout the seasons to get the best shots, which have been published by a Stroud-... more

Image for Plans to bring much-needed new homes to Essington approved

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is set to deliver 230 new homes to the village of Essington after plans were approved by South Staffordshire Council.

The homes, which will be built on land off Hobnock Road to the north of the village, will include a range of properties from one-bedroom apartments through to five-bedroom family houses. It will also deliver a total of 92 properties allocated as affordable homes, for people currently unable to access the open property market. These will be managed by a local housing association.

Barry Herrod, technical director for Bovis Homes’ Mercia region, based in nearby Stafford, said: “We’re delighted to have received final approval to build these much-needed new homes. It follows a period of extensive consultation with South Staffordshire Council, residents and other stakeholders to ensure these properties will best suit the needs of the community and we’re now looking forward to getting s... more

Image for New-build move the perfect solution                 for busy Rebecca

For Rebecca Eliasu and her husband Sul, free time is at a premium. So when they decided they wanted to move home, a new-build was the perfect solution.

“Sul and I both have very busy careers – he’s in the army and I’m a sales manager for a brokerage firm,” says Rebecca. “So when we started looking to move, we knew that it would be to a new-build rather than an older property, because we just don’t have the time to carry out extra work to get a home to our tastes.”

The couple had been interested in the progress of Bovis Homes’ Ribbans Park location in Ipswich for over a year before they decided to take... more

Image for Competition win leaves Jack and Leanne Hungary for a dream move!

When Leanne Down and fiancé Jack George first visited Bovis Homes’ Saxons Plain location in Worthing, little did they know that they would eventually walk away with a trip to Budapest and a dream home!

Leanne, a collections agent, and Jack, who works in facilities management, previously lived in South West London. They had been looking to move out of the capital for around a year.

“We first came to visit Saxons Plain with Jack’s mum Karen when she was buying a new home here and were really taken with the development,” says Leanne. “It was actually during this visit that we took part in Bovis Homes’ Summer Heat Wave competition, posing with a selfie frame, and we were chosen as the regional winners! So we got off to a pret... more

Image for Easy as ABC for Rugby primary school thanks to builder and book shop partnership

Pupils at Paddox Primary School in Rugby will never be lost for words thanks to a donation from a local housebuilder that has allowed the school to purchase over 100 dictionaries.

Bovis Homes stepped in with the cash boost to help the school invest in new dictionaries – and thanks to a significant discount offered by local bookshop Kenilworth Books – they have been able to secure 110 copies.

“Paddox Primary School are thrilled to receive over 100 dictionaries from the kind donation made by Bovis Homes,” says headteacher, Jane Le Poidevin. “We are looking to develop the rich vocabulary the children use within their writing and the opportunity for more children in Year 4, 5 and 6 to have access to quality dictionarie... more

Image for Last chance to buy at Devon location as young couples target Fremington new-builds

Young couples have been buying new-build properties in droves at a north Devon location overlooking the River Taw.

Marian Southwick, sales advisor at Bovis Homes’ Water’s Edge development in Fremington, near Barnstaple, said more and more first-time buyers in their early 30s were moving into the new homes.

There is just one house left to buy in the location’s current phase – but more will be ready to move in... more

Image for Amanda goes back to school to encourage youngsters to join the housing challenge

A trainee assistant site manager at a Basingstoke housebuilder returned to her former school to encourage young people to join the construction industry and deliver the homes that Hampshire needs.

Amanda McCuloch, 26, who works at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale Viewlocation on Priestley Road, was part of a team of construction ambassadors from the housebuilder who visited Henry Beaufort School in Winchester.

The Bovis Homes group, which included specialists in sales, marketing and build, talked to parents and pupils about the opportunities available, how to get into the sector and the ... more

Image for Mum Joanne returns to Warwickshire to find her 'forever home' thanks to Help to Buy

A mum-of-one who moved away from Warwickshire two decades ago, says she had to return to the county for good after visiting her family in Bidford-on-Avon for the annual fireworks and Christmas lights.

Joanne Archer has now moved to Bovis Homes’ Bidford Leys location with her husband Chris and daughter Eleanor, three, thanks to the Government’s Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, after her sister and parents both moved to the village.

Joanne, who attended Alcester Grammar School for Sixth Form and lived in the town before leaving to work in Swindon 20 years ago, said it was the area’s community spirit and countryside lifestyle that ... more

Image for Spooktacular evening in store at Ribbans Park Halloween Night event

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is inviting local families to take a tour of a scarily good home at a special Halloween event at its Ribbans Park location in Ipswich. 

The event at the 149-home development on Foxhall Road, will see Bovis Homes’ five-bedroom ‘Dorchester’ home decked out in spooky decorations, including special pumpkins carved by representatives from local charity, East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH).  

There will also be free fresh pizza provided by Pete’s Pizzas, as well as a fancy-dress competition, with the best dressed visitor set to take home a £50 Amazo... more

Image for Gloucester mum Kristen left speechless as she wins Lapland trip thanks to housebuilder

A shocked mum from Gloucester will take family members on a whirlwind trip to Lapland to meet Santa after winning a housebuilder-backed competition.

Snowmobiling and reindeer sleigh rides are in store for Kristen Harding, from Abbeydale, who won Heart Breakfast’s Home and Away phone-in, sponsored by Bovis Homes, plus £1,000 to spend on her home.

Kristen will take her son Cameron, 19, daughter Ferne, 15, niece Gabrielle, 11 and nephew Joseph, 7, to the Finnish region in December for tobogganing and a husky experience, all paid for by Bov... more

Image for Lillie, 18, ready to make her mark in the house-building business

An aspiring young businesswoman hoping to forge a career in the housebuilding industry is one of a record seven youngsters starting their apprenticeships at a Milton Keynes-based housebuilder.

Lillie Pengelley, 18, is tackling her level 3 business administration apprenticeship at Bovis Homes, and hopes to work in the construction sector after completing it in 12 months’ time.

Lillie, from Dunstable, works five days a week at the housebuilder’s Milton Keynes office, home to its Northern Home Counties region, which has taken on its biggest-ever number of apprentices during th... more

Image for Local home builder donates Smalls for All

A local home builder has been supporting Smalls for All, a charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa.

Colleagues at Bovis Homes Northern Home Counties’ head office in Milton Keynes have been raising funds and collecting items for the charity, which has also established an education programme to help some of the poorest children in Africa.

“Underwear is such a basic item that we take for granted in this country, but in Africa there are children and women living in such poor conditions that they only have access to a single pair - or none at all.” says Elaine Taylor, sales administrator at Bovis Homes. “For us, donating a bra or some knickers is such a small action, but for people in Africa it can make a huge difference... more

Image for Next chapter opens for new part of Hemel Hempstead community

Hertfordshire home seekers have the chance to discover more about a range of properties that have just been released at a popular new part of the Hemel Hempstead community.

Bovis Homes has unveiled the next chapter of Aspen Park, in Apsley, with a mix of three, four and five-bedroom properties now available on the private market.

House hunters can find out more by visiting the sales office at Bovis Homes’ nearby Aston Brook location in Aston Clinton, where the sales team will talk them through the Apsley plans and take the fir... more

Image for High-flyer Alastair lands Didcot housebuilder job after buying one of their homes

A flight attendant from Didcot was so impressed after buying a new-build home that he swapped career to join the housebuilder that built it!

Alastair Clist, who worked as a cabin crew member for six years, was offered a job with Bovis Homes as a sales advisor in Hadden Hill and, after snapping up the chance, is now hoping to see his career take off.

The 26-year-old former British Airways employee bought a Bovis Home last year, and started his new role at the housebuilder’s Hadden Grove loca... more

Image for Irish dancer Claire steps into housebuilder role with style as Sandbach new-builds prove a hit

An Irish dancer from Congleton says her stage experience is helping her deliver for customers at a local new-home location.

Claire Blatchford, 32, said her move into the construction industry was a step in the right direction as the confidence she gets from dancing has helped her to win a prestigious award with Bovis Homes.

Claire, who also performs as a singer, finds she is in her element helping customers who are looking to buy at Saxon Lea in Sandbach and want to know all about the benefits of buying a new-build over a s... more

Image for Halloween fun as Bovis Homes opens doors to new show home

A local house builder is hosting a special event this weekend at a new Cambridgeshire community and it’s set to be a spooktacular occasion! 

There will be more treats than tricks for visitors to Bovis Homes’ Northstowe location on Saturday 27th October as the house builder unveils its new show home and sales centre.

“We’ve got lots of activities lined up for all the family on Saturday,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “We’re so excited to be welcoming new residents and interested buyers to take part in all the fun and they’ll also be among the first to see our new sales centre and ... more

Image for Future homes for a modern lifestyle

Bovis Homes has partnered with Home Hub Installations to offer a special state-of-the-art concealed cabling system in its homes at a range of locations.

Buyers have the opportunity to future-proof their home with this innovative set-up, which tidies all wires out of sight and allows all the devices in the property to be controlled by a smart home app on a phone or tablet.

This will mean the devices in the house can be controlled outside the home, from switching the oven on and off, turning up the heating or even protecting your property by monitoring any movement in the house – the opportunit... more

Image for Housing couple become home buyers

Keen to get on the property ladder and armed with a good knowledge of the housing industry, Jade Olds and her husband John knew just the place to start their search.

Working as a sales advisor at Bovis Homes’ High View location in Paulton, Jade knew better than anyone else that this would be the perfect place for her family to live, and she didn’t need to worry about persuading her husband, as he had worked there too!

“We wanted to buy a new-build property as we liked the idea that it would be our very own home from the beginning,” says Jade. “We were renting just down the road and I knew High View would be the ideal place for us to buy ... more

Image for Christmas bonanza for Bovis Homes buyers

Home hunters could have their Christmas taken care of as a house builder is giving away a special gift which could save buyers thousands of pounds this festive season.

Bovis Homes will be treating customers who reserve a selected home to a special Christmas package, which will ensure food, gifts and decorations are all taken care of this December.

“We want to spoil our customers this Christmas,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “It’ll be a dream December for buyers as they’ll be able to spend the festive season in their brand-new home and receive thousands of pounds worth of vouchers from a range of retail outlets including John Lewis, Waitrose, M&a... more

Image for Doors open for local bowls club thanks to home builder's contribution

A local home builder was pleased to reconnect with a Gloucestershire bowls club after almost 20 years, to help raise funds to make improvements to their clubhouse.

Bovis Homes contributed £500 to help Pineholt Bowls Club install new emergency doors at the club’s home in Hucclecote, which was originally constructed by the house builder nearly two decades ago.

“We are delighted to support Pineholt Bowls Club,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “The clubhouse is a great asset for Hucclecote and Coopers Edge, so we were only too happy to contribute towards... more

Image for Interior designer mixes science with magic as he works with Cheshire housebuilder to create luxury show home

Families looking to settle down in a stylish home with bags of vibrancy should look no further than Bovis Homes’ Nantwich location, says one interior designer – and he has the science to back him up!

Jon Pilling, of Abode Interiors, said the housebuilder’s three-bedroom show home at its Pear Tree Meadows location in Cheshire would attract buyers with a taste for luxury.

And he took inspiration from a science centre in Cheshire, called Catalyst, for one of the chil... more


 National housebuilder Bovis Homes has entered into a joint venture with housing provider LiveWest to build 398 new homes in Tavistock.

The partnership between LiveWest and Bovis Homes combines the south west region’s largest housing provider with one of the UK’s leading home builders.

Construction work at the development, located off Callington Road, is anticipated to start in early 2019, with the first homes set to be completed by the e... more

Image for Bovis Homes unveils new view home at Wellington location

With a range of executive style homes, attractive public open spaces and a location that puts it in the heart of the county with great transport links, Haygate Fields has made its mark on the local housing market.


Situated in the attractive town of Wellington, this new-home location by Bovis Homes is within easy reach of stunning open countryside, while offering easy access to a wide variet... more

Image for Halloween hauntings for Haslington home hunters

There will be more than ghosts and ghouls surprising visitors at Bovis Homes’ Haslington Halloween event next weekend, as the local house builder shows off the amazing smart technology available in its new homes.

On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, Bovis Homes will be hosting a special Halloween weekend at its Hazelmere location, giving house hunters the chance to look around the show home and find out more about its brand-new connected properties.

“There will be lots of entertainment throughout the day, with trick or treat for the kids and some special effects to get into the Halloween spirit of things!” says Bovis Homes marketing manager Louise MacRae. “We’ll be dressing up our Arundel show home for Halloween and there’ll be a few surprises around the house to demonstrate what the smart te... more

Image for Housebuilder hits right note to help Somerset charity get in the groove

Music lovers at a charity near Wells have danced the day away at their first silent disco thanks to support from a Somerset housebuilder.

And visitors at Heads Up, which supports people who are affected by mental illness across the Mendip region, will now be able to get into the groove on a regular basis after a £500 donation by Bovis Homes.

Classical and Rock were among the genres chosen by visitors and carers at the South Horrington day centre as they donned new headphones and put on their dancing shoes for the ... more

Image for Eccleshall student to teach in Africa thanks to housebuilder’s support

An adventurous college student from Eccleshall is celebrating after receiving support from the housebuilder constructing her aunt’s new home.

Grace Hunt, 17, has been given £600 by Bovis Homes, to help her take part in a two-week immersion trip to Sierra Leone, where she will teach subjects including English and Maths to school pupils.

Meanwhile her aunt Mandy is set to move from the Middle East, where she has lived for around 15 years, to Bovis Homes’ Sancerre Grange location in the town, to be close... more

Image for Drive to attract the best delivers recruitment results for Bovis Homes

An improved digital presence and a new focus on engaging potential recruits has delivered significant results for Bovis Homes.

Vicky Beckwith, head of HR at the housebuilder, which has locations across England, said that the business was attracting top-class recruits across the workforce, from directors to apprentices, thanks to a shift in culture, which has also seen a 22 per cent rise in female staff numbers over the past three years.

The house builder has taken on 50 apprentices for its September intake, double the amount of last year and has continued to increase the number of new starters with an armed fo... more

Image for A forever home for serial mover Paul!

In his work life, Paul Cogger is a creature of habit, having worked for the same company for more than 20 years.

But when it comes to buying houses, he’s quite different – in fact, he’s owned a total of five in the last five years!

And when a change of circumstances meant his family needed to upsize, Paul was on the look-out for a new home in... more

Image for Students get creative for Headcorn hoarding

A new Kent development is showing off the creative talents of local school children, following a competition that has seen the students’ drawings blown-up and displayed on the site’s hoarding.

A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils at Headcorn Primary School have seen their drawings turned into graphics around Bovis Homes’ Catkin Gardens location after winning a competition held by the house builder.

“All the children got stuck into the project and it was extremely hard to select just six winners,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “We taught them about the importance of health and safety and we were delighted with how well they took that on board and how the key messages were represented in... more

Image for Find your dream home at a flourishing new Shrewsbury neighbourhood

With a new range of homes now available and an incredible festive offer just announced, this is the perfect time to find your dream Bovis home at Bowbrook Meadows in Shrewsbury.

This flourishing new part of the Shropshire community has welcomed many residents in recent years and the neighbourhood is set to greet many more happy home buyers as the house builder releases a brand-new range of properties.

“You could be celebrating Christmas in your fantastic new home at Bowbrook Meadows,” says regional marketing manager, Louise MacRae. “We have a wide range of three, four and five-bedroom properties available in a variety of styl... more

Image for Make your move and enjoy courtyard living at Bovis Homes' Forest Edge

Set in the heart of Cheshire and with the county’s largest ancient woodland on thedoorstep, Bovis HomesForest Edge in Cuddington has grown into a popular new part of the community.

Bovis Homes has welcomed many new residents to the flourishing new neighbourhood, and the house builder is now looking to complete the community after releasing the final homes – and they are signing off with some stunners.

“We’re really proud of Forest Edge and this latest selection of brand-new homes is really special,” says Louise MacRae, regional marketing manager. “Designed around a courtyard, the homes are situated off a cul de sac, creating a lovely quiet part o... more

Image for Young site manager gives colleagues the seal of approval with his first home purchase

First-time buyer Danny Clifford, 25, has reserved a four-bedroom townhouse at Bovis Homes’ Augustus Park location in Coopers Edge, after saving up with his fiancée Judy Walker.

And knowing the team who are behind the construction of their home has given Danny, who manages a site near Swindon, real reassurance that it will be built to the highest standards.

Working in the same Bovis Homes region, Danny knows Augustus Park site manager Steve Andrews and assistant site manager Matt Maddocks well, and believes his first home couldn’t be ... more

Image for House builder steps in to sponsor oar-some Atlantic challenge

A local house builder is helping four intrepid fundraisers make a splash by supporting a quartet of Devon hockey players who will be swapping their sticks for oars this December to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Bovis Homes is sponsoring ‘Astro to Atlantic’, a team of four girls - Louise Read, Helen Symons, Chloe Harvey and Emily Read – who are taking part in one of the world’s toughest races, The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

The team, who have been playing hockey together for the past eleven years, will be rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on a 23-foot boat for up to 90 days unsupport... more

Image for Exeter colleagues to take part in Great West Run in memory of co-worker

Staff at Bovis Homes will be taking part in Exeter’s Great West Run next weekend in memory of a colleague who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year.

Andy Fraser, Ruth Burrows, Tarryn Lowth, Ryan Joint, John Drewett and Maxwell Rafferty will be running the course, which is over 13 miles long, to raise funds for FORCE Cancer Charity.

“It’s a cause close to all of our hearts and we’re glad to be able to do what we can to help raise funds for such a worthy charity. We know first-hand about the brilliant work they do and we’re keen to raise as much as we can,” says Andy Fraser, regional buyer ... more

Image for Bakery and builder unite to raise dough for Macmillan Cancer Support

A local house builder and a Hurstpierpoint bakery have joined forces to raise nearly £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The money was raised when the Bovis Homes Sales team at Bramble Park hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning at their show home, with nearby Truffles Bakery supplying a range of treats for the guests.

“We’d like to thank Truffles Bakery for the wonderful cakes they donated for this worthy cause,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “We were delighted to welcome so many guests into our show home to enjoy the goodies on offer and we were overwhelmed with th... more

Image for Rugby club and house builder kick off second season of sponsorship

Local house builder Bovis Homes will be rooting for Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club again this season, as their partnership continues into its second consecutive year.

The Hertfordshire club has enjoyed much success over the last year, with the first XV promoted to National League 1 for the first time.

“We’ve had a fantastic partnership with the club over the last year and its been great to watch them go from strength to strength,” says Candice McCabe, Bovis Homes regional marketing manager. “We’re excited to see what this season has in store and we’ll be supporting the cl... more

Image for Local home builder steps in to sponsor Basingstoke Half Marathon

A team of runners from Bovis Homes will be putting their best feet forward to celebrate the house builder’s new sponsorship of the Basingstoke Half Marathon, which takes place this Sunday.

Bovis Homes, which opened its regional head office in the town last year, is now one of the main backers of the popular race.

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Basingstoke Half Marathon,” says James Dunne, regional managing director. “It’s a fantastic community event, which has a reputation as one of the best half marathons in the country and we’re thrilled to ... more

Image for Bovis Homes reaffirms commitment to East Sussex with latest location

Leading housebuilder Bovis Homes has reaffirmed its commitment to providing much-needed new homes to communities across East Sussex with the purchase of a new site at North-East Bexhill.

The site, which has detailed planning permission for 200 new homes, was brought forward by Bovis Homes in collaboration with Trinity College, Cambridge and constitutes the first phase of over 1,000 properties that will be built as part of the wider North-East Bexhill mixed-use development.

The 200 homes will range in size from starter properties to larger detached houses, with a focus on two-storey... more