What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Home hunters enjoy special packages as housebuilder launches moving campaign

Home hunters wanting to move into a new-build property in the coming months could have their stamp duty paid or six months of their mortgage paid thanks to a housebuilder’s new campaign.

Time to be Moved – launched by Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – aims to take the stress out of moving for those climbing or putting their first foot on the housing ladder.

It is available in the housebuilder's Mercia location, which covers locations across Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Nottingham and parts of t... more

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Image for Children at charity-run farm near Kenilworth to enjoy new safe space thanks to housebuilder

Children with disabilities and special needs are to benefit after a national housebuilder in Kenilworth donated building material to help develop space at a charity-run farm for them to relax.

Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – has provided all remaining required materials, including plaster and skirting board, to complete The Langdale Trust project at its farm, Spencer’s Retreat, in Berkswell.

The material will be used to convert old stables into a bright and cheery place for the children – who often suffer from anxiety and stress in public – and their families to unwind and meet f... more

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Image for Housebuilder in Cheshire donates to homeless after chance meeting with charity boss

A Cheshire housebuilder has made a £500 charity donation to help homeless people, after a colleague met with a charity boss by chance as his elderly mum bought a new-build home.

Bovis Homes – which is part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – donated the funds to homelessness movement Emmaus after meeting an area CEO who had booked an appointment and visited the housebuilder’s Hazelmere new-build location in Haslington on behalf of his 75-year-old mother.

After his mum saw the house virtually, a Bovis Homes sales colleague spoke with Tony Stephenson, of Emmaus Bolton, who happened to mention the charity, which also tackles social exclusion and has had an increase in residents staying with them due ... more

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Image for Marketing ace praises support from Vistry Group after gaining key qualification

A Stafford-based marketing manager has praised the support of her housebuilding employers after attaining a key professional qualification.

Louise Macrae, of Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – has been awarded a merit in the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) Leadership Level 7 postgraduate diploma, which she achieved while working at the housebuilder’s regional headquarters at Dunston Hall.

Louise completed the programme – funded by Vistry – over 18 months and the mother-of-one, who covers locations across Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Nottingham and parts of the West Midlands, is now looking forward to having he... more

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Image for Vistry site managers celebrate prestigious awards for build quality

Site managers at Vistry Group are celebrating after locations around the country were rewarded  with prestigious national awards for housebuilding quality.

Site managers at Vistry – which includes Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships – won National House Building Council Pride in the Job Quality Awards, after being selected from more than 11,000 inspected sites across the UK.

The winners include Vistry colleagues in London, Milton Keynes, Kettering, Crawley, Swindon, Whiteley, Seaton, Ringwood, Norfolk, Redditch, Crewe, Staffor... more

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Image for Vistry to start on first phase of 200 new homes at Cambourne West near Cambridge

Home hunters in Cambridgeshire are set to benefit after Vistry Group secured reserved matters planning approval for 200 homes at a new location close to the popular Cambourne community.

Vistry, which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes, aims to start work on its first phase of Cambourne West in the coming months.

The latest approval gives the green light to phase one of Vistry’s £240 million development of 783 homes. There will be 139 private and 61 affordable properties – both shared ownership and rented homes ... more

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Image for Demand for gardens grows as outside space gets green thumbs up

Gardening has been well documented as being good for both our physical health and mental well-being.

Lock down has forced those with a garden or outdoor space to seek sanctuary and solace in their green retreat, during what has been a warm and sunny view couple of months. And the demand for gardens is set to grow the longer lock down measures continue.

A recent survey by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) – carried out in light of the cancelled Chelsea Flower Show this May – revealed that appreciation of gardens has doubled during lockdown; with seven out of 10 respondents saying their outside space has helped thei... more

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Image for Vistry Group signs BuildForce charter to encourage ex-military into construction

Ex-military personnel wanting to join the construction industry have received a major boost after Vistry Group signed the BuildForce Veteran Alliance Charter to support them into the industry.

The national housebuilding group – which includes Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships – is throwing its weight behind former service men and women looking to transfer their skills by working with the industry-led programme BuildForce.

This is the latest move in Vistry’s support for armed forces personnel, as the company puts in place a group of ambassadors, champions and mentors to encourage armed forces leavers and veterans to build a new career in the built environment. Vistry is backing Armed Forces Week, which starts on Monday and is an annual national celebration of ... more

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Image for First-time buyers and key workers enquire about Lichfield new-build homes location

First-time buyers and families – including key workers – are enquiring about properties at a national housebuilder’s Lichfield location in droves due to strong community and transport links.

Purchasers are using Bovis Homes’ key workers initiative or the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to buy starter and family homes at the housebuilder’s Roman Heights development, off Burton Road.

Attractions include a brand-new primary school on the location and the development being only a 10-minute walk to Lichfield Trent Valley rail station, which offers a short commute to Birmingham and is also perfect for those wanting to e... more

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Image for Vistry Group announces two senior promotions in its housebuilding operations

Vistry Group has announced two significant internal promotions within its housebuilding operations in the south of England.

Dawnet McLaughlin will take over as managing director of Vistry Southern. Dawnet joined Linden Homes – which is part of Vistry, along with Bovis Homes – five years ago, where she played a key role as commercial director in Guildford.

Dawnet replaces James Dunne who led the Southern Home Counties business successfully for two years, first as Bovis Homes and then as Vistry, before taking over the Southern business unit earlier this year. James will step do... more

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Image for Vistry Group provides boost to charity as prostate cancer named most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK

Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – has donated £5,000 to Prostate Cancer UK, as prostate cancer becomes the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK for the first time.

Covid-19 has interrupted crucial research conducted by the charity, which is why donations are essential at this time, to ensure important work continues and more lives are saved.

Tracey Pritchard, director of Fundraising and Engagement at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “I would like to thank everyone at Vistry Group for their donation to Prostate Cancer UK. Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the UK, and over 400,000 men and their families are living wi... more

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Image for National housebuilder steps in to offer vital support as Covid forces Marie Curie into emergency appeal

Vistry Group has donated £5,000 to Marie Curie, to support the charity as it launches an emergency appeal during the coronavirus pandemic.

Marie Curie relies on the generosity of others to deliver invaluable care to terminally ill patients, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, critical fundraising activities have diminished. The charity is facing a devastating loss of funds, which is why Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – committed to making this donation.

The money will go towards supporting the crucial work performed by the charity to help care for and support patients and their families through te... more

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Image for Home hunters could find dream new-build at Mindenhurst in Deepcut after plan approval

Home hunters in Surrey could find the new-build property of their dreams after a national housebuilder received the green light for more than 120 homes at Mindenhurst village in Deepcut.

Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – has had a planning application for 127 homes at Mindenhurst, off Brunswick Road, approved unanimously by Surrey Heath Borough Council's planning committee.

Work will start this summer and plans include a mix of one and two-bedroom flats, plus two, three, four and five-bedroom homes from the housebuilder's latest collection. A total of 35 per cent will be aff... more

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Image for Your dream home might be closer than you think with 12 months mortgage paid in Bovis Homes Thames Valley region

Selected locations in Bovis Homes’ Thames Valley region are offering 12 months mortgage paid to those who reserve their home*.

The incentive is available on selected plots at several developments in the region including: King’s Gate, Amesbury; Chiltern View, Chinnor; Shinfield Meadows, Shinfield; Hatchwood Mill, Winnersh; and Emmbrook Place, Wokingham.

Alix Laflin, regional marketing manager, said: “We know how difficult it can be when buying a new home; it’s not just about saving for a deposit. The list of things to buy and hidden costs seems endless. That’s why we’re offering this fantastic incentive to help make your move that li... more

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