Site manager Dylan Gristwood
Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has begun work on the first properties at its brand-new location in the village of Shrivenham.
The site off Townsend Road will provide 116 much-needed new homes for the local community, and site manager Dylan Gristwood is excited by this latest milestone.
“This is the best part of the job,” says Dylan, who has worked for Bovis Homes for five years. “It’s very rewarding to see homes start to emerge from the ground, and seeing a building site start to look more like the beginnings of a community.”
The team have been on site at Shrivenham since late August, and until now have been working on installing infrastructure like roads and drainage.
“So far the focus has been on making sure this site is ready to host new homes, and that work has progressed well since the summer,” explains Dylan. “Now we are moving on to the show home and first phase of houses, and installing the foundations.”
Dylan and his team, which includes a number of local trades from around Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, are expecting to complete work on the show home and sales centre in the spring of 2019, ready for the first new customers to look around.
Members of the construction team at Shrivenham
“Everything we do is with happy customers in mind, so that’s our end goal. We know Shrivenham is a great place to live and work, set in beautiful countryside and next to rolling hills. And we’re sure the homes we build will complement that nicely,” says Dylan, originally a carpenter by trade.
Bovis Homes’ plans include a range of 70 three to five-bedroom houses for sale on the open market, and a further 46 allocated as affordable homes. Of the affordable homes, which will be owned and managed by a registered provider, a quarter will be reserved for shared ownership, while the remainder will be offered for rent.
Alongside the properties, Bovis Homes will be providing a children's play area and attractive areas of public open space. The delivery of the homes will also see the housebuilder make financial contributions towards the village hall and sports facilities as well as bus services and education provision.
For more information on Bovis Homes, or to register your interest in buying at Shrivenham, go to www.bovishomes.co.uk