Unwrapped Home officially opened by Wokingham councillors

27 January 2020

Bovis Homes’ groundbreaking new ‘Unwrapped Home’ in Wokingham has been officially opened during a VIP visit from local councillors.

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Bovis Homes colleagues and Wokingham councillors outside the Unwrapped Home 
The home, at Emmbrook Place in Wokingham, takes the visitor through the different stages of its construction - from bricklaying in one room, to roof and floor beams in another, to the completed show bedroom with information boards in each room displaying the intricacies of the development stages.

The Unwrapped Home will be open to the public, but also used as a training tool for Bovis Homes - part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - apprentices and staff members.

Additionally, it will be an exhibition piece for local schools and colleges as it sits next door to the brand new Learning Centre which provides information and statistics for pupils, students, teachers, housebuilder colleagues and all those who want to know more about the build process.

The home is part of the new Spruce style, part of Bovis Homes' new housing collection. All of the new style homes are named after British trees and focus on well-proportioned exteriors with light and flow on the inside.

Cllr John Kaiser, executive member for housing at Wokingham Borough Council, officially opened the home with James Dunne, managing director of Bovis Homes' Southern Counties region, and they were joined by local councillors who toasted the occasion with coffee and cake. 

Opening the home, James said: “We are delighted to launch this special show home, the Unwrapped Home, at Emmbrook Place and to see how many will benefit from this unique project.

"This is a first for us and we can’t wait to take more families, home owners, industry experts and pupils and students around, so they can see for themselves the different stages of construction and the journey Bovis Homes goes through to deliver properties of the highest quality.

"The Education Centre is there to offer more information on the Unwrapped Home and to serve as a meeting place and hub for those who want to find out more about our projects and wide range of properties.”

John added: “It’s been really interesting to visit the Unwrapped Home. Buying a house is the most major investment anyone makes in their life, so it’s great to see developers and house builders taking the quality of new homes so seriously.”

House hunters and the local community are able to view the Unwrapped Home and Education Centre by appointment, by contacting communities@cratus.co.uk