June | Bovis Homes News

What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Luxury local suppliers join housebuilder for special summer event

Bovis Homes is inviting the community to a special summer celebration at its Ottery St Mary location, which will showcase a range of luxury local produce from across the region.


The housebuilder has partnered with a variety of organisations for an event at its Salston Grange location on Saturday 6th July, 3pm until 7pm, where visitors can enjoy some tasty treats, floral fun and out... more

Image for Bovis Homes unveils sparkling new Worcestershire show home

A local housebuilder is inviting Worcestershire home hunters to visit its Drakes Broughton location to find out more about this new part of the community as it opens the doors to its brand-new show home.

Bovis Homes will be launching the four-bed Cambridge at Pear Tree Walk on Saturday 13th July, giving home seekers a chance to see the style and quality of the properties in this new neighbourhood.

“We are excited to reveal our stunning new show home to visitors,” says regional marketing manager, Paul Bennison. “In addition to this, we’re also opening the doors to a new view home, The Pershore, which is a lovely three-... more

Image for Care home garden gets a makeover thanks to local school and housebuilder

A local housebuilder has joined forces with St John’s Primary Academy to help with the creation of a sensory garden at a residential care home as part of Essington in Bloom.

Representatives from Bovis Homes joined pupils to help with the planting of the new garden at Cherry Tree Court after donating £800 to the project.

“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to be involved in Essington in Bloom,” says regional marketing manager, Louise Macrae. “It’s a great initiative, which not only brightens up the village, but also brings the com... more

Image for Basingstoke building buddies are tough in the mud to help raise £3,000 for local charity

A group of 12 Bovis Homes colleagues raised close to £3,000 for a local hospice by taking part in the Tough Mudder challenge in Henley-on-Thames, boosting the funds the housebuilder has already raised for the charity.

Staff at the housebuilder’s Basingstoke headquarters have been raising money for Naomi House & Jacksplace since last year and recently smashed the £10,000 mark, and thanks to this challenge have boosted fundraising even further!

“Tough Mudder was a fantastic challenge – it was spread over 10 miles, with 25 obstacles,” says regional managing director, James Dunne, who took part in the event. “We had to work together to get through many of the obstacles – it was a lot of fun and grea... more

Image for Flourishing new community reaches big sales milestone

A popular new Dorset location is growing into a flourishing new community with over 50 per cent of the homes now sold.

Bovis Homes’ exclusive Mildenhall location in Sherborne was launched last year and has created a lot of interest in the local housing market.

“We’re really proud of Mildenhall and the thriving neighbourhood it has become,” says regional marketing manager, Faye Cooper. “We’re celebrating this exciting milestone by offering a special purchasing package on our Kingsb... more

Image for Unique show home launches at exclusive new community

Cambridgeshire home seekers have the chance to see more of an exclusive new community as a brand-new show home opens its doors.

Bovis Homes has unveiled the four-bedroom Wolfson house type at its Paragon location in the village of Trumpington near Cambridge.

“We are delighted to give visitors the chance to take a look around our new show home,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “It’s a beautiful property with a real touch of luxury. Like all our homes at Paragon, the house type is unique to the location and has been thoughtfully designed to include some ... more

Image for Get your hard hats on! Special Botley event allows Hampshire home hunters to see more

Hampshire home hunters have the chance to take a closer look at the properties at Bovis Homes’ Boorley Park location, as the housebuilder hosts a special hard-hat event.

On Saturday 22th June, visitors to the new Botley development will have the chance to don a hard hat and have a tour of a selection of the homes that are being constructed, with the site manager as a guide.

“We are opening the doors of three of our homes currently under construction - a five-bedroom Winchester, five-bedroom Oxford and a four-bedroom Canterbury. Our site manager, James Berry, will be on hand to give interested buyers a tour of the homes and explain more about the building process,” says regional marketing manager, H... more

Image for Former Royal Engineer’s pride as housebuilder sponsors Armed Forces Day

A former Royal Engineer – and now director at a national housebuilder – has spoken of his pride at his company’s support of an annual national celebration of the military taking place in Salisbury.

Roger Morton, performance director at Bovis Homes, spent more than 20 years in the British Army, and said his colleagues were delighted to be sponsoring the Armed Forces Day National Event.

Speaking from Bovis Homes’ Longhedge Village location in Salisbury, the Iraq veteran added that the housebuilder’s Gold sponsorship was a reflection of the company’s close ties to t... more

Image for New arrival at Stanton Cross as happy couple celebrate birth of baby George

Stanton Cross is celebrating its first baby.

Scott and Sam Cooper welcomed son George, their first child, into the world after moving into Bovis Homes’ Wendelburie Rise location at the Wellingborough development.

The happy couple were among the first to buy a home at this brand-new part o... more

Image for Active Ipswich family relish lifestyle after smooth move into new-build home

An Ipswich family, who used a market-leading housebuilder purchase scheme, are delighted with the active lifestyle they are now pursuing after moving into their new-build home.

Bryce and Sue Kelly, their son James, his girlfriend Valerie and the family Cockapoo Bertie are all enjoying their new five-bedroom house at Bovis Homes’ Ribbans Park location, on Foxhall Road.

The family, who love being close to the town centre and nearby countryside, used Bovis Homes’ Smooth Move package, which helped speed up the marketing and selling of their old home and saw Bovis Homes foot the bill for their esta... more

Image for Buyers flock to county for housebuilder’s new homes–as one more location launches!

Home buyers have a wide range of properties to choose from at a national housebuilder’s locations across East and West Sussex – with one more launching soon.

First-time buyers, young couples, families and downsizers are all taking up the new-build opportunity and purchasing two to six-bedroom Bovis Homes throughout the county.

The housebuilder’s locations include Saxons Plain in West Durrington, Bramble Park in Hurstpierpoint, Rosemead Place in Horam, which has just launched, and Burfield Grange in Hailsham. Potters Field, in Ringmer, and The Gateway in Bexhill a... more

Image for Housebuilder’s sales advisor Tony says Fremington beats Australia

An ambitious sales advisor from Australia who now works at a national housebuilder in Fremington says he loves the Devon lifestyle.

Tony Longbottom, based at Bovis Homes’ Water’s Edge location in Fremington, said the Tarka Trail, coastline and the village’s character, history and parks, were drawing home buyers to the area.

Tony has worked in housebuilding for 11 years and moved to nearby Tiverton 5 years ago. Water's Edge, popular with first-time buyers, families and retirees, overlooks the River Taw and boasts great views over the surround... more

Image for House hunters can benefit at special view home launch weekend

Oxfordshire home hunters have the opportunity to see more of Bovis Homes’ Chiltern View location in Chinnor, as the housebuilder opens a new view home there this weekend.

Opening the doors to the three-bedroom Epsom on Saturday 15th June, the housebuilder will be offering a special purchasing package during the launch weekend, saving buyers thousands.

“If you’re looking for a new home, it’s worth visiting us to take a look around Chiltern View and finding out more about these properties,” says Hollie Lockhart, regional marketing manager. “For those who reserve an Epsom over the opening weekend, we’ll pay the stamp duty and include floor... more

Image for Radford Semele Scouts to visit scouting’s birthplace after housebuilder donation

Scouts in Radford Semele will visit the birthplace of modern scouting thanks to a donation from a housebuilder in Leamington.

Bovis Homes has contributed £100 to 1st Radford Semele Scouts for their week-long visit to Dorset, which includes a ferry trip to Brownsea Island and scout founder Robert Baden-Powell’s first camp in Poole Harbour.

The housebuilder, which has a location in the village called Semele Park, on Southam Road, has donated money to help the scout group’s ferry crossing ... more

Image for Sherford pioneers, Pat and Jim, settle into community life

Retired couple, Pat and Jim Skinner, lived in their previous home for 26 years and only knew their next-door neighbour. All this changed on their arrival at Sherford, where they soon got to know numerous neighbours and helped to form the new community.

Two of Sherford’s ‘pioneers’, Pat and Jim moved into a Bovis Home in the town in 2017, shortly after the first properties were built. Having previously lived a mile away in Plymstock, it was a period of ill health that served as a prompt for the Skinners to consider a home that offered them more flexibility, within a close-knit community.

“We have loved getting to know people; people of different generations that we might not have socialised with in other circumstances! Everybody has been so welcoming,” says Pat. “When it snowed, we had neighbours knocking on the door to see if we needed anything and someone fetched us a loaf of bread! For us, being part of this community has been the be... more

Image for It's a family affair at new Shifnal location

Paula and Lee Dabbs weren’t looking to move house, but after their daughter decided to reserve a property at Bovis Homes’ Iddeshale Gardens location in Shifnal, they too fell in love with the new community.

Moving into their fourth brand-new property, the Shropshire couple were blown away by the service they received from Bovis Homes and say it has been their best new-build experience.

“It all came a little ahead of schedule really,” says Paula, who works as head of organisational development at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital. “We had planned to downsize in the future, but not for five or so years. It was our daughter, Alice, and her partner, George, who first looked around Idd... more

Image for Father and son colleagues reach new heights at Bishop’s Itchington–as there are four on site

Colleagues at a housebuilder in Bishop’s Itchington are reinforcing the saying ‘Like Father, Like Son’ – as there are four pairs working on the location.

Bovis Homes site manager, Ian Andrews, and his son Ben, who is his assistant, head up 12 workers, including sub-contractors, at the housebuilder’s Furrowfields development, on Knightcote Road.

Other father and sons include dad Andy and Guy Finch, Steve and Zach Parker, and Jason ... more

Image for Britain’s Got Talent magician X shocks new Wellingborough residents

A magician not only shocked millions of TV viewers by revealing his identity in the final of Britain’s Got Talent – he also surprised many house-hunters who witnessed his tricks at a Wellingborough event.

Masked act Marc Spelmann, known as ‘X’ throughout the TV talent contest, finished runner-up in this year’s competition, but there was no covering up when he entertained crowds last August at Bovis Homes’ Wendelburie Rise location launch event.

Marc performed magic tricks to house-hunters at the development, on Irthlingborough Road, which has since had its first home... more

Image for Families snap up new-build homes in Petersfield using part-exchange

Families are snapping up properties at a local housebuilder’s Petersfield location thanks to its countryside setting and proximity to town – and are using a part-exchange scheme.

House buyers are purchasing properties at Bovis Homes’ Beaumont Place location, off The Causeway, using the housebuilder’s Home Exchange initiative.

Beaumont Place is set within the South Downs National Park and is close to the town centre and Petersfiel... more