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Image for Double celebrations for lucky prize winners

There were winning celebrations for hundreds of the race goers who attended the Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Festival recently, but for four lucky visitors, they were winners before they even set foot through the racecourse gates.

Tracey Coleman and Michael Ford both won a pair of tickets to the prestigious event after entering a prize draw with Bovis Homes, which has its Furlong Rise location situated just a short walk from the racecourse. And the day was made even more magical for Michael and his wife, as they were also celebrating their 33rd wedding anniversary and were thrilled to receive the news that they had won.

"We were absolutely delighted to receive the call to let us know we were the lucky winners," says Michael. "When we visited Furlong Rise a couple of weeks ago we were blown away by how beautiful the homes were and the location is perfect. We are hoping to relocate over to Cheltenham from Barnwood in the near future and we could certainly see ourselves settling down in a Bovis Home. To be attending Gold Cup Day on our wedding anniversary is fantastic and definitely beats the quiet lunch we had planned in a ... more

Image for Bright future for Apprentice of the Year

A Cheltenham-based apprentice has beaten off competition from all over the region to win the accolade of Apprentice of the Year at a national house builder's annual awards.

Young carpenter, Alex Brown, works for Bovis Homes and is in the second year of his apprenticeship. His hard work and dedication to the job was recently commended at an awards ceremony held in Bristol, where he took away the top regional prize.

"We're delighted to name Alex as the Apprentice of the Year. In the two years he has been with us, he has really impressed the people he has worked with and he is a huge credit to his team," says Sup Ray, Western Regional Ma... more

Image for Four becomes five for Fairford family

Looking for a new home in Fairford, the Hawkins family found just what they were looking for - and more - at Bovis Homes' Keble Fields location.

Warren and Rhona Hawkins were looking to move from Swindon to be closer to their 14-year-old son Alex's secondary school, which daughter, Isobel, 10, will also be attending in September.

Initially looking at the second-hand property market, the family discovered that Fairford had few homes to offer in the right size within th... more

Image for Bovis Homes actively supporting the community

Winchester Village is really taking shape with the construction of this superb project firmly on the home straight.

With many purchasers moved in over the last year, Winchester Village has taken on an air of community within its boundaries but residents are also aware and taking advantage of the benefits of the city and its wide range of amenities just along the Romsey Road.

With many purchasers coming from the immediate neighbourhood, the Bovis Homes team has become familiar with the wider Winchester community and they have been keen to give something back to the public who have bee... more

Image for Exeter apprentice wins top award

A Business Administration apprentice based in Exeter has won a top prize in a national house builder's awards, which celebrated the dedication and commitment of its young people.

Since starting at Bovis Homes in 2015, Ella Kavanagh's career with the company has gone from strength to strength, and she has now been awarded Apprentice of the Year in Bovis Homes South West region's annual awards.

"Ella has made a huge impact here at the Exeter office," says Dave Farley, Regional Managing Director. "Her enthusiasm for the job is contagious and we're very proud of how far she has progressed ... more

Image for Doors open for home seekers in new part of Waterbeach

A new show home in Waterbeach is opening its doors soon, and Cambridgeshire home seekers are invited to go along to see it - and take advantage of a special launch weekend offer.

Visitors to Bovis Homes' five-bedroom show home will be able see the style and quality of the homes available at the popular Drovers Way location, which is less than eight miles from the centre of Cambridge.

The show home will be opening on Saturday 1st April and visitors are welcome to drop in between 10a... more

Image for Couple swap city living for home in Bursledon

Lindsay and Scott Graham's move to Bovis Homes' Hamble View development on the outskirts of Southampton has an Escape to the Country feel about it.

The couple and their two miniature schnauzers, Mylo and Dexter, have swapped city-centre living for a more rural lifestyle in the village of Bursledon, on the banks of the River Hamble - and they love it.

"We've only moved six miles but it is just far enough to give us a rural feel in nice surroundings," says Lindsay. "We've found so many lovely walks and it's great to have so much choice of where to go along the river and to lots of different parks. It... more

Image for Bovis Homes helping to build careers

Students at Idsall High School have been finding out more about career opportunities in the construction industry from one of the UK's leading house builders at a recent careers fair.

Bovis Homes employees spoke to Year nine students at the school in Shifnal about the variety of careers within the housing industry, ranging from finance, build technology and engineering to sales, marketing and design.

The event aimed to help students find out more about the diverse range of jobs available and discover what employers may look for in suitable applicants. Later this year, the 13 and 14-year-olds will be taking their first steps towards their career paths, as they select the subjects they would like to take ... more

Image for Kingsmere creates sustainable travel solutions to keep Bicester moving

In January, Transport Minister Andrew Jones, announced £64m will go towards encouraging people to cycle and walk, supporting local projects over the next three years.  It forms part of a wider government package of more than £300m to boost walking and cycling during the current parliament.  Residents at Kingsmere in Bicester are ahead of the game as Countryside Properties (Bicester) Ltd has already taken several steps towards ensuring that the development is well-connected for sustainable travel options.

Two railway stations within walking distance of Kingsmere ensure that getting to London, Oxford or Birmingham is easy.  A huge network of newly created cycle ways in and around Kingsmere and Bicester town centre also mean that those looking to leave their cars at home can do so in safety.  There are also two bus services which serve the site, taking residents to Bicester Town centre and the heart of Oxford. 

Significant improvements have been made to the bus services and new train services to Bicester Village Station and Bicester North Railway Station has made the town more connected than ever. Now that these are largely complete, new travel information is being provided to all Kingsmere residents, who can also take advantage of free trial bus and rail tickets from partners Stagecoach and Ch... more

Image for It's a home win for local house builder and Cheltenham Town

Visitors to Cheltenham Town FC may have noticed a new addition to the home end at Whaddon Road.

Local house builder Bovis Homes, who have a history of supporting local communities, is now a proud sponsor of Cheltenham Town FC, and the stands at the League Two football club have welcomed two new striking boards.

Regional Marketing and Sales Director, Nicola Goldsmith, said: "We're thrilled that we've had the opportunity to support the football club. It's great to be involved with local groups and clubs, such as Cheltenham Town FC, which are such an integral part of ... more


Six huge bridge beams were lifted into place above the railway line at Stanton Cross in Wellingborough over the weekend of 25-26 February.

The below time-lapse video was taken over a 48-hour period. It demonstrates the staggering scale of the bridge, which is just a few metres from Wellingborough railway station, to the east of the town.

The six bridge beams are each a massive 41m long and weigh over 30T apiece. In total the bridge beams weigh more than 14 doub... more