What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Back to the future for King Alfred students as they bury time capsule on old school grounds

King Alfred’s Academy students have been considering what life will be like in 50 years’ time after they buried a time capsule at Bovis Homes’ new East Gate location in Wantage.

A group of Year 7 and 8 students from the Oxfordshire school joined representatives from Bovis Homes to bury an array of objects, letters and documents, which will not be dug up until 2069!

Not only were the pupils thinking about the future, but they were also reflecting on the past, as the capsule was buried on land which used to be in the school grounds, and which will now be part of the ne... more

Image for Bovis Homes continues investment in Kent with new land purchase

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has completed the purchase of land in Kent, which will see the company build 200 new homes.

The site at Gravesend received planning consent in 2018 and forms part of a joint scheme with Persimmon Homes that will see Bovis Homes delivering 140 properties for the open market, and a further 60 allocated as.

Doug Law, regional land director for Bovis Homes‘ South East region, said: “We’re delighted to have secured the purchase of this land and our team is looking forward to getting started on site, delivering these much-ne... more

Image for Bovis Homes to deliver much-needed new homes for Milton Keynes

Leading housebuilder Bovis Homes will deliver 198 new homes in Milton Keynes after the acquisition of new land in the town.

The site, located in the Wavendon area to the east of Milton Keynes, is just three miles from the headquarters of the company’s Northern Home Counties region at Caldecotte Lake Business Park. The regional team will be responsible for delivering the new homes.

The development, which forms part of a wider 1,140 home scheme, will see Bovis Homes build 198 new homes, including 139 properties ranging from one to four bedrooms for sale on the open market.  The company will also build 59 units which are allocated as affordable and will be managed by L&Q... more

Image for Duck!-Housebuilder and charity staff have quacking time at Chalgrove photo-bombing

Workers at a Stadhampton housebuilder thought they were ‘quacking up’ when handing over leaflets to support a local family service – as a limelight-hogging duck photo-bombed them at a Chalgrove event!

Bovis Homes colleagues were giving 5,000 A5 flyers to First Steps Chalgrove and Watlington Family Hubs but were startled when an incoming duck nearly knocked a poster of the leaflet out of their hands.

Recovering from the near-miss, the staff, who work on Bovis Homes’ new Stadhampton location, Hampton Meadow, were delighted to pose again for photos and pledge their support to parents and young children... more

Image for Housebuilder staff set to brave Ipswich Town zip slide to raise funds for children’s charity

Staff from a local housebuilder will take part in a special zip slide event at Ipswich Town Football Club to help raise thousands of pounds for children’s hospices - and have the backing of team manager Paul Lambert!

Bovis Homes colleagues will compete in the daredevil event at Portman Road Stadium with the hope of raising £15,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). And a couple met the Ipswich Town FC boss along with children at EACH Treehouse in the town.

Bovis Homes teams from the Ribbans Park location in Ipswich; Birch Gate in Wymondham; and Woodland Park in Costessey, have already been collecting bags of donated items for the charity and the housebuilder has given £3,000 to sponsor the ... more

Image for Milton Keynes build director joins team tackling 139-mile cycle challenge in memory of Stanley

A director at a Milton Keynes-based housebuilder is part of a team tackling a major charity cycle to raise money in memory of a boy who died of cancer.

Rob Matthews, area build director at Bovis Homes’ Northern Home Counties region, will take part in the ‘Coast to Coast’ cycle challenge, in memory of two-year-old Stanley Appleton.

Stanley died from nerve tissue cancer neuroblastoma and the 139-mile journey – from Whitehaven to Sunderland – is in aid ofrun by Solving Kids’ Cancer, to help other children wit... more

Image for Wallingford kids eager to follow in Bob’s footsteps after nursery visit

Children at a Wallingford nursery, inspired by Bob the Builder, donned hard hats and hi-vis as they were taught about housebuilding by a real-life local construction expert.

The two to five-year-olds, at Rainbow Pre-School in Wallingford, learnt about diggers and fork-lift trucks and built their own transport links under the guidance of Bovis Homes assistant site manager Rachel Colin.

And leading the session was someone who lives in one of the houses that Rachel ... more

Image for New housing range coming to Cornwall

A leading housebuilder is bringing its brand-new range to Cornwall, giving local home hunters the opportunity to buy a property created for modern living and designed with input from customers around the country.

Visitors will be able to find out more over the Bank Holiday weekend as Bovis Homes launches a show home and sales centre from its Shorelands location in Bude.

“We’re delighted to launch our new housing range at Shorelands,” says regional marketing officer, Alice Bukauskiene. “The new collection has been designed and developed ready for launch this year and we can’t wait for visitors to discover m... more

Image for Garden goodies for Bovis Homes buyers

Bovis Home buyers in the South West will be able to make the most of their gardens this summer thanks to a special limited-time offer.

The housebuilder is giving away a special package to customers who reserve before 30th June, which will help to create an enviable outdoor area to enjoy during the summer.

“We’re giving away a garden furniture set, BBQ and a fire pit on completion to those who reserve before 30th June and move in by 31st July,” says regional marketing officer, Ali... more

Image for Bovis Homes' hospice fund-raising breaks the £10k barrier

A housebuilder has now donated more than £10,000 to Winchester-based Naomi House & Jacksplace, after selecting the hospice as its charity of the year.

Bovis Homes’ Southern Counites region, which has its headquarters in Basingstoke, has been raising funds through a variety of initiatives, and recently donated £4,388 which brings the total amount raised for the charity to £11,970.

“We are so proud that we’ve been able to raise well over £10,000 so far for the charity and we’re still fundraising!” says Hannah Dunlop, sales progressor at Bovis Homes. “Staff have been so supportive, and we are always thinking up different ways to raise money for a cause which is close... more

Image for Upper Heyford housebuilder offers blooming boost to church-bell campaign

Green-fingered enthusiasts in Upper Heyford are taking part in a celebration of flowers to raise funds to help the village church’s bells to ring again, boosted by a donation from a local housebuilder.

Bovis Homes has donated £250 to the village’s Flower Festival, which is themed on ‘Memories of Childhood’, and takes place next month.

The showcase will be held at St Mary’s Church and includes a plant sale and cake stall on The Green and cream teas in the Reading Room. A Service of Thanksgiving will also take place, with all money going towards the chur... more

Image for Home hunters in Bishops Itchington first to view housebuilder’s brand-new family range

Home hunters in Warwickshire are set to be the first in the country to view a brand-new house type at a local housebuilder’s special event this month.

Bovis Homes’ Champagne Reception will take place at its Furrowfields location in Bishops Itchington, where guests will be able to view the four-bedroom Maple show home from the housebuilder’s new housing range.

Potential home buyers will be able to meet Bovis Homes’ design director and interior designer, while enjoying canapes and ... more

Image for Sussex children to enjoy Easter eggs as housebuilder backs radio appeal

Hundreds of children across Sussex will enjoy Easter eggs this weekend thanks to a county housebuilder’s thousand-pound donation.

Bovis Homes donated £1,295 to More Radio Mid-Sussex’s Easter Egg Appeal 2019, which aims to raise Easter eggs for children who are less fortunate.

More than 1,500 eggs have been collected and will be handed to charities, organisations and direc... more

Image for Shropshire home hunters among first to view national housebuilder's exciting new range

Home hunters in Shropshire can be among the first to view properties from the new range just released by one of the country’s leading housebuilders at a special launch event.

The show home launch is taking place at Bovis Homes’ Haygate Fields location in Wellington on Saturday 27th April. The event will run from 11am until 4pm and it is set to be a bumper day with cookery demonstrations from top local chef, Rob Gibson, face painting, a treasure hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny!

“We’ve got so much happening on Saturday – it’s going to be a great day,” says regional marketing manager, Louise Macrae. “We’re delighted to be joined by local chef, Rob Gibson who will be cooking up some tasty food for our guests. Rob has worked at several Michelin Star restaurants and has even cooked for the cast of Game of Thrones – so we’re sure to be... more

Image for Gold standard service at Shinfield Meadows

Looking for a change of scenery, and after hearing about her son and daughter-in-law’s great experience with Bovis Homes, Corinne Bowler discovered the housebuilder’s popular location in Shinfield.

The retired police officer moved into her new home at Shinfield Meadows at the end of last year and has been delighted with the service she has received.

“After my husband passed away in 2016, I decided that I wanted to make a change and move from our family home,” says Corinne. “My son, Tim, and daughter-in-law, Lydia, recently bought a Bovis Home in Wantage in Oxfordshire, and suggested I take a look at some of their properties ar... more

Image for Former apprentice Ben is now the boss at Shrewsbury new-build location

A former apprentice, and life-long Wolves fan, has made the journey up the career ladder to become a site manager at a housebuilder’s flagship Shrewsbury location.

Ben Young, who also works on the turnstiles at Molineux, and hasn’t missed a home match in around 30 years, is now heading Bovis Homes’ Bowbrook Meadows development, off Mytton Oak Road.

The ex-apprentice electrician, from Wombourne, said his career path had given him a solid grounding for his new role, and urged others to take the appre... more

Image for Elaine calls on young women to join the housebuilding revolution

A housebuilding sales director from Wolverhampton says barriers for females are continuing to tumble in the industry – but says more still needs to be done and is calling on more young women to join the sector.

Elaine Cartwright, regional sales and marketing director at Bovis Homes, said young female recruits from outside the sector were encouraged to apply for roles at the company to add fresh ideas.

Elaine, from Codsall, joined the company's Mercia region earlier this year and said: "The housebuilding industry has changed hugely in recent years. Instead of just being a male-dominated industry, there is a lot... more

Image for Race is on to reserve at new-build Moreton-in-Marsh location

House hunters are rushing to reserve new-build homes at a thriving location in Moreton-in-Marsh.

And an increasing number of families and young professionals have been visiting Bovis Homes’ The Avenue, off Todenham Road.

The most popular house types are three-bedroom properties, with an increasing number of home buyers using the Government’s Help to Buy – Equity Loan... more

Image for Family fun this Easter at Bovis Homes' Wellingborough location

Families visiting Bovis Homes’ Wellingborough location will get more than they egg-spected this weekend as the housebuilder hosts a special Easter event for its visitors.

The housebuilder is inviting families to visit its Wendelburie Rise location on Saturday 20th April, from 11am until 2pm, to take part in an Easter egg hunt. Visitors will also be able to say hello to a very special guest - the Easter Bunny!

“We’re inviting families to join us this Easter to enjoy the activities we have on offer,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “Along with the Easter bunny and egg hunt, we’ll also have a face painter and some ch... more

Image for A home away from home: Majority of Sherford residents hail from Devon

New data from one of the region’s largest new communities has revealed that the majority of people moving to Sherford are Devon natives, keen to stay, work and raise their families in the region. More than 200 homes have been sold since they first went on sale just over two years ago, and Sherford is quickly becoming one of the most popular locations for South West buyers.

Sales figures from the Sherford Consortium – the partnership between Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – show that most residents are native Plymouthians, relocating from a stone’s throw away. The data reveals that 70% of Sherford families have come from Plymouth – many from the neighbouring communities of Elburton, Plymstock and Plympton – proving that the town is enabling local families to get onto the property ladder and stay in the local area.

While the data finds that 8 out of 10 residents hail from within Devon, the lure of the new town – on the edge of Plymouth and nestled into the picturesque South Hams countryside – is appealing to people beyond the county too. Sherford has also attracted buyers from further afield, with over 20% relocating from other areas including Cornwall, Liverpoo... more

Image for Bovis Homes backs industry’s mental health campaign

Bovis Homes is backing a major mental health campaign that aims to provide support for workers in the housebuilding industry.

The national housebuilder has pledged its support for the campaign, which aims to tackle the mental health issues that see more than 400 workers in the wider construction industry take their own lives each year.

The housebuilder has been leading calls to improve the welfare of staff in the sector and trains its own mental health first aiders in the business. It is now proud to be a part of this new initiative being driven by the Home Builders Federation and the Lighthouse Construction I... more

Image for Housebuilder supports swimming success in Wells

A local housebuilder was delighted to be involved in an annual event which saw more than 1,000 visitors from across the South West come to the City of Wells.

Bovis Homes sponsored the annual City of Wells Open Meet, which attracted hundreds of swimmers to compete in a series of races at Millfield School swimming pool.

“It was a fantastic occasion and we were delighted to support this year’s Open Meet,” says Alice Bukauskiene, regional marketing officer. “The event was brilliantly organised by Wells Swimming Club, which is a fantastic asset for the l... more

Image for West Sussex home buyers can benefit from special spring new-build deposit offer

A local house builder is helping buyers secure their dream home by offering a special deposit-match deal this spring.

Bovis Homes is offering the scheme, which is available to first-time buyers as well as existing home owners, with a range of its properties at its Bramble Park location in Hurstpierpoint and its Hampton Park location in Littlehampton until Tuesday 30th April.

“This offer could be just what many home hunters are looking for,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “It’s simple – we’ll match your five per cent deposit, saving you thousands, which could help you to secure a more competitive mortgage rate and open the door to y... more

Image for Bovis Homes and Riverside team up to deliver much-needed homes to Wellingborough

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has joined forces with The Riverside Group, to deliver more than 1,800 new homes at Stanton Cross in Wellingborough.

The 50:50 Joint Venture (JV) will see Bovis Homes’ Northern Home Counties region deliver the homes on behalf of the JV with immediate effect, with delivery of the wider scheme to continue over the next 10 to 15 years.

The properties delivered by the JV will be a mix of homes available on the open market and some that will be designated as aff... more

Image for Apprentices Jasmin and Lillie strive to cement a career at national housebuilder

Two apprentices developing their skills at a national housebuilder are urging other young people to take the same route as they look to cement their careers in the sector.

Jasmin Drummond, 17, and Lillie Pengelley, 19, are both undertaking business administration apprenticeships at Bovis Homes and hope to stay at the housebuilder after completing their courses.

Jasmin, based at Bovis Homes’ West Midlands regional office in Coleshill, and Lillie, located at the Northern Home Counties region in Milton Keynes, said that having a hunger to learn about the trade, customer service and digital tools was an important part o... more

Image for Worthing baker celebrates her new-build home with giant cake for hospice

A Worthing baker delighted with her new home has cooked up her biggest project yet in aid of a local charity – her new-build house in cake form!

Libby Pearce and her partner, Nathan Long, are so happy with their three-bedroom Sheringham home at Bovis Homes’ Saxons Plain location in Worthing, that she was inspired to go to work reimaging it as a tasty sweet treat.

Libby, from Worthing, has now donated her creation to nearby hospice St Barnabas House, which looks after adults with progressive life-lim... more

Image for Eggs-travaganza at Gloucester school

Easter came early for students at a Gloucestershire school as a local housebuilder donated hundreds of chocolate eggs.

Staff from Bovis Homes gave out more than 300 Easter eggs to the pupils at The Milestone School, which teaches children with special needs aged between 3 and 16, before they left for their half-term break.

“It was lovely to meet all the children and wish them a happy Easter!” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “We’ve selected the Chamwell Centre, which is a special facility set to be built on the grounds of The Milestone School, as our charity of the year. This visit was a great opportunity to find out more about the benefits the centre will bring ... more

Image for Winchester Village provides the perfect home for Hampshire family

Over the last couple of years, Winchester Village has grown into a flourishing new community with Bovis Homes welcoming families, young professionals and retired couples to the vibrant Hampshire neighbourhood.

Simona Gattorno and Francesco Shankar, and their two children, moved into their new house last year and are delighted to now call Winchester Village home.

“We were living in Romsey, but we wanted to move closer to the kids’ school,” says Simona. “Winchester Village is perfect – it is a great location and the hous... more

Image for New-build strikes right chord for Shrewsbury downsizers

Music lovers Geoff and Vicky Kirkland found that a new-build home in Shrewsbury hit all the right notes when it came to downsizing in their retirement.

Geoff, 75, and Vicky, 70, who will be celebrating their golden wedding anniversary next June, were in perfect harmony when it came to their decision to move to Bovis Homes’ popular Bowbrook Meadows location.

style="width: 540px; margin-top: 0px;">Guitar-playing Geoff, who worked as a navigator in the RAF for 16 years and for 21 years in the process control engineering industry, says that they have found all they could have wished for and more in their new home – even down to the assistance received when purchasing the ... more

Image for Buyers can benefit with a special six months mortgage-paid offer!

Bovis Homes’ buyers will have a spring in their step this season as the Southern Counties region is offering a mortgage-paid offer on reservations taken before 31st May.

The housebuilder will pay six months of mortgage on selected plots across its Southern Counties region, saving the purchaser thousands.

With homes available across Berkshire and Hampshire, as well as locations in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, the Southern Counties region has a wide selection of properties suitable for all... more