What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Young pupils enjoy uncovering history on Matford dig with local housebuilder

Going digging in Devon for most youngsters usually means grabbing a bucket and spade and heading for the beach – but these Exminster pupils enjoyed a different experience altogether on a housebuilder’s land near their school.

Exminster Primary School pupils took part in an archaeological excavation funded by Bovis Homes on their new South West Exeter development in Matford, searching for historical artefacts as part of a school careers week.

The nine and ten-year olds made a number of finds on the day, including some worked-stone and flint as they looked for pottery, tools and animal bones with the help of representatives from AC Archaeology ... more

Image for Flore house buyers need to act fast with just five family homes left at new-build location

Home buyers need to be quick to make their move to a new-build location in Flore as there are now only five properties there left to purchase.

Bovis Homes’ popular Glassthorpe Grange development, on the High Street, has just four and five-bedroom properties left for sale.

The executive homes feature open-plan kitchens and dining areas, en suite bathrooms, garages and some come with beautiful bi-fold door... more

Image for Communities to benefit as national housebuilder agrees major joint venture with regional housing association

A £200 million joint venture between a national housebuilder and a leading south west housing association will lead to nearly 700 new-build homes in Devon.

Bovis Homes and LiveWest have partnered to deliver 678 homes near Alphington, with 203 of those to be designated as affordable for development on behalf of LiveWest.

The partnership is part of the first phase of a new 2,500-home community between Alphingto... more

Image for Home hunters in West Midlands act quickly to take advantage of housebuilder’s summer Big 105 Offer

House hunters looking to buy a new-build home in the West Midlands can save thousands of pounds thanks to a special housebuilder initiative in the region.

Bovis Homes has revived its Big 105 Offer, with new incentives, to support purchasers at its locations across Warwickshire and Worcestershire and parts of Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire.

The summer boost, which runs until the end of September, comes in two parts. The first is the chance to reserve a new property for £105. With this, buyers will receive up to £4,000 worth of flooring and the same amount in vouchers to spend on personali... more

Image for House buyers in Wellingborough are snapping up new-build homes at young community

House buyers have been snapping up new-build properties at a young community in Wellingborough.

Families and couples are among the new home owners at Bovis Homes’ Wendelburie Rise location at Stanton Cross – where there have been 85 sales in 11 months.

Bovis Homes colleagues have been celebrating the success of the development, where the first buyers started mov... more

Image for House buyers in Hillmorton must act fast with just two family homes left at popular location

Home buyers need to be quick to buy at a housebuilder’s new-build location in Hillmorton, as there are now only two properties left to purchase.

Bovis Homes’ popular Little Morton development, on Ashlawn Road, next to Ashlawn School, has just two spacious five-bedroom properties left for sale.

Both homes are ‘Warwick’ house types, each boasting an open-plan kitchen and dining area, French doors to the garden, two en-suite bathrooms and a stylish white... more

Image for New housing range coming to Hampshire

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

Bovis Homes is unveiling its highly-anticipated new phase at its Boorley Park location in Botley, with the doors opening to two new show homes on Sunday 4th August.

“We’re excited to be revealing our new housing range at our popular Boorley Park location,” says Hollie Lockhart, regional marketing manager. “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 Sherford's new school bids fond farewell to its first leavers

Sherford's first primary school – Sherford Vale – recently said goodbye to its first Year 6 leavers. The school is coming to the end of its first academic year, having only opened its doors in September, welcoming just one Year 6 student at the time. And now, 10 months later, there are eight Year 6 pupils preparing to leave for secondary school.

The eight school leavers – Ofelia, Reuben, Jayden, Amelia, Skyie, Isabelle, Lucy and Riley – took part in a special assembly today. Sherford Vale staff, students and families came together to celebrate the pupils’ first and last year at the school and bid each other a fond farewell.

Since opening in the Autumn with 57 pupils, the school now ends the year with 122 students. Come September, there will be 148 pupils in total – a huge 160 per cent increase in a year – and testament to the school’s outstanding local reputation. Eventually 420 pupils will attend Sherford Vale, sponsored and run by the Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST), which has a proven track record in education exce... more

Image for Hidden new community provides the perfect home for Devon family

When interior design enthusiast Lucy Beazley discovered the secluded Water's Edge location in Fremington, she knew this would be the perfect place for her family to move to.

Previously living in the small Devon village of Winkleigh, Lucy and her husband Dan had originally thought about moving to the countryside, but also wanted their children to grow up with an active social life, close to amenities and transport links.

“I came across Water’s Edge completely by chance,” says Lucy. “It just seemed to tick all the boxes. Water’s Edge doesn’t feel like a ‘normal’ new-build development. It has a lovely rural feel to it, is very spacious and it’s so secluded that you’d never know it was there from ... more

Image for Housebuilder unveils new view home in Axminster

Devon home hunters have the opportunity to see more of Bovis Homes’ Cloakham Lawns location in Axminster, as the housebuilder opens the doors to a new view home.

Launching the Powderham house type on Saturday 27th July, interested buyers will be able to take a look around the four-bedroom home at the special open-house event.

“If you’re looking for a new home, it’s worth visiting us to take a look around Cloakham Lawns and find out more about these properties,” says Faye Cooper, regional marketing manager. “As well as having our experienced sales team on hand, we’ll also have independent financial advisors available to provide informatio... more

Image for Summer fun at new Dorset community

A new Dorset community is celebrating summer with a special garden party and home hunters are invited to join in the fun!

New residents, interested buyers and members of the local community are invited to Bovis Homes’ Mildenhall location in Sherborne on Saturday 27th July, from 11am until 3pm, to enjoy a range of activities.

“We’ve got lots going on at Mildenhall on Saturday,” says regional marketing manager, Faye Cooper. “Guests will be treated to a range of drinks created by mixologists from local bar, Dark Bear – including some tempting gin-based concoctions – and we’ll also have a floristry workshop taking place b... more

Image for Fairford celebrates 60 new affordable homes

A brand-new selection of 60 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership has officially opened in Fairford.

Bovis Homes has worked in partnership with social housing provider Stonewater and Cotswold District Council to deliver the much-needed homes as part of a larger development that is bringing a total of 120 homes to the area.

The attractive, traditionally-designed Cotswold homes have been exclusively built for local people with a connection to Fairford, to help tackle the shortage of affordable hous... more

Image for New affordable housing delivered in Cheltenham thanks to home partnership

A new selection of homes has officially opened in Cheltenham providing much-needed affordable rent and shared ownership housing for the town.

The opening took place on Broad Acre Road, on Bovis Homes’ Furlong Rise development, which is being built on the former Starvehall Farm site, close to the famous racecourse.

Bovis Homes has worked with social housing provider Cottsway Housing to provide 40 brand-new one to four-bedroom homes – 33 for rent and seven for s... more

Image for Community comes together to celebrate Steeple Claydon stalwarts of the past

A new Buckinghamshire development has recognised four late Steeple Claydon residents, by naming its roads after these local champions.

Bovis Homes’ Nightingale Fold location has named its roads after past parish councillors who are credited with making significant contributions to the village, including the creation of the recreation ground, the football pitch and the clock tower. The road signs, Mitchinson Street, Welford Close, Becketts Lane and Hobbs Street were unveiled by relatives at a special event hosted by Bovis Homes.

“We were delighted to welcome the relatives of Thomas Sanderson-Mitchinson, Albert Welford, George Beckett and William Hobbs and hear more about these outstanding individuals,” says Heather Suffield, Bovis Homes regional marketing manager. “All of them were respected and well known in the village and have helped to make it wh... more

Image for Community invited to children’s play area launch at Malpas new-build location

Families are invited to a special housebuilder event to launch a brand-new play area, with ice cream and children’s entertainment on the menu at Malpas this weekend.

Youngsters can try out the brand-new play area at Bovis Homes’ Hampton Lea location, off Chester Road, which has been designed to provide a fun and safe place for children to play.

Cheshire Farm ice cream will be handed out for free, while a kids’ entertainer will make it a fun... more

Image for Family’s delight at new Steeple Claydon home–with room for kids, cat-and spider

A growing family in Steeple Claydon say they are delighted with the layout and quality of their new home which includes a playroom for Ben, 9 and Ella, 7.

Kelly Horwood and her husband, Nick, moved with their two children to Bovis Homes’ Nightingale Fold location in the village.

Pet cat Phoebe and spider, Margrit - named by Ella – also joined in the move into the five-bedroom home and Kelly described the proces... more

Image for Sherford 2019: Progress on the new community

New figures have revealed the monumental progress being made in the construction of Sherford, one of the South West’s largest new community developments. Since house construction began in 2016, over 500 homes are currently under construction. In excess of 150 residents live in the vibrant and growing community, and the first primary school is bustling with over 90 pupils. 

Emma Colin, Sherford Consortium – the partnership of homebuilders responsible for the new community, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – said: “A tremendous amount of work, investment and manpower has gone into bringing the vision of Sherford to life. It is hugely rewarding to see how Sherford is evolving into such an incredible community. So much has been achieved already, despite only being in its first phase of development. With many more milestones in the pipeline in the next year alone, we look forward to this community going from strength to strength.”

Devon County Council Leader John Hart said: "An impressive amount of work is going into the development of the new community of Sherford and it really is progressing well. Aside from the development of homes and infrastructure, we've also seen the opening of some vital community facilities such as the primary school, the skills training centre and the first part of the country park, and the main road linking Sherford to Deep Lane Junction is also currently be... more

Image for First look at brand-new properties as housebuilder launches new Peterborough community

Home seekers in Cambridgeshire can now find out more about the properties at a highly-anticipated new part of the Peterborough community, as Bovis Homes launches Hampton Waters

The housebuilder is opening its sales centre at the development on Saturday 13th July, giving visitors the chance to find out more about the range of homes available.

“We are so excited to be launching Hampton Waters,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “The homes are from our brand-new housing range which has been designed and developed for launch this year. We’re really proud to be able to unveil the fantastic new designs on Saturday and give visitors the opportunity to find out more about this wonderfu... more

Image for Fun at Somerton as new play park opens

Playtime at Bovis Homes’ new Northfields location in Somerton just got better, as the housebuilder opens its new play park for residents to enjoy.

Youngsters living in and around this new part of the community in Somerset can now benefit from this exciting facility.

“Northfields already has a fantastic community spirit and this play park will only help this to grow,” says Faye Cooper, regional marketing manager. “It’s a lovely location and we’re sure lots of families will enjoy th... more

Image for New kit for Barnstaple Ability Counts FC thanks to boost from housebuilder

A Barnstaple youth football team are looking the part thanks to the support from a local housebuilder.

Players at Barnstaple Ability Counts Football Club have donned a brand-new kit after Bovis Homes donated £250 to the team.

“We were delighted to support the club,” says regional marketing manager, Faye Cooper. “The team look fantastic in their new kit – we hope it brings them lots of success on the ... more

Image for Families to find out why five-bedroom new-build homes in Shrewsbury are so popular

Children and parents are enjoying brand-new homes in Shrewsbury boasting open-plan living with enough space for all the family to enjoy – and you could see them for yourself this weekend.

House buyers are moving into Bovis Homes’ five-bedroom properties at the housebuilder’s Bowbrook Meadows location, off Mytton Oak Road, and potential purchasers will visit the location this Saturday.

Those who attend Bovis Homes’  event can enjoy a glass of Prosecco while viewing the housebuil... more