What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Bestselling novelist’s move to Fairford new-build proves to be a successful sequel

A bestselling novelist and single mum loves the quality of new-builds so much she has moved home twice with the same housebuilder on a Fairford location.

Charlie Phillips, who pens romantic fiction and psychological thrillers, purchased a three-bedroom property at Bovis Homes’ Keble Fields location, and moved in with son Finn, 4, and whippet, Cactus.

The trio are enjoying the layout of their Slimbridge house type, which Charlie bought using the Government’s Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme – and it is on the same development as one of their... more

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Image for Former Welsh Guard praises housebuilder employer for industry-first MOD Gold Award

A former Welsh Guard near Bristol, who was medically discharged from the military before being offered an opportunity at a national housebuilder, says he is proud to work for an employer that has gained a top award for supporting military personnel.

Josh Beesley, who is trainee assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Charlton Hayes location, said there were opportunities at the housebuilder for both young and older military personnel.

Bovis Homes achieved the Ministry of Defence (MOD)'s Employee Recognition Gold Award – the first dedicated housebuilder to receive the accolade - for a raft of initiatives, including providing employment opportunities and helping those connected to the military onto the... more

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Image for Former bricklaying apprentice wins major housebuilding award in Haslington

A former bricklaying apprentice, who worked his way up to become site manager at a national housebuilder in Haslington, has impressed so much in the role that he has now won a prestigious award for construction quality.

Albert Hassall, based at Bovis Homes’ Hazelmere location, has won the National House Building Council (NHBC)’s Pride in the Job Quality Award, after being selected from more than 16,000 site managers across the UK.

Albert, who has worked at Bovis Homes for three years, said the work environment was a key factor when working at Hazelmere, which is situated on Crewe Road and is now in phase two, where a wildlife zone i... more

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Image for Reservist at Bishop’s Cleeve housebuilder praises employer for industry-first Gold Award

A reservist who works at a national housebuilder in Bishop’s Cleeve says he is proud to work for an employer that has gained a top award for supporting military personnel.

Chris Pugh, business systems manager at Bovis Homes, has served in the Army Reserves for 21 years, taking part in two tours, including four months in Kabul and six months at Camp Bastion as part of the Force Protection Company.

Bovis Homes achieved the Ministry of Defence (MOD)'s Employee Recognition Scheme Gold Award – the first dedicated housebuilder to receive the accolade - for a raft of initiatives, including providing employment opportunities and helping those connected to the military onto the... more

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Image for Mr Sparrow loves a Spruce-Bishop’s Stortford site boss happy with high-profile new collection

A former labourer in Bishop’s Stortford, who joined the construction industry from school, is now a site manager at a national housebuilder and is proud to have the responsibility of bringing a brand-new homes collection to the town – with the first show home now launching!

Father-of-two Daren Sparrow works on Bovis Homes’ Stortford Fields location, on Hadham Road, which is launching a three-bedroom detached house, the Spruce, the first show home in the region from the housebuilder’s new range.

Bovis Homes’ new collection, which includes two to five-bedroom homes, are named after British trees and focus on well-proportioned exteriors with a real sense of light and flo... more

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Image for Former Royal Engineer in Faringdon praises first housebuilding winner of MOD Gold award

A former Royal Engineer in Faringdon says he is proud to work for a national housebuilder that has become the first sector winner of a top award for supporting military personnel.

Bovis Homes won the Ministry of Defence (MOD)'s Employee Recognition Scheme Gold Award – the first dedicated housebuilder to receive the accolade - for a raft of initiatives, including providing employment opportunities and helping those connected to the military onto the housing ladder.

It comes as Darren Partridge, site manager at Bovis Homes’ Faringdon Fields location in Oxfordshire, has applied to become a Reservist in the Royal Monmouthshire R... more

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Image for Housebuilding in the blood for award-winning site team at Bishop’s Itchington

A site manager in Bishop’s Itchington, who says housebuilding is in his blood, has impressed so much in the role that he has now won a national award for construction quality.

Ian Andrews, based at Bovis Homes’ Furrowfields location in Bishop's Itchington, has won the National House Building Council (NHBC)’s Pride in the Job Quality Award, after being selected from more than 16,000 site managers across the UK.

Ian has worked as a site manager for 13 years and said teamwork was vital to site success. His 23-year-old son Ben is his assistant and the duo head up a close-knit group, including sub-contractors, at the location on Knightcote Road, where the team are leading the way in building properties from Bovis Homes’ brand-ne... more

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Image for Barnstaple man’s delight after landing excellence award for Braunton new-build site

A site manager in Braunton, who has lived in the area for more than 30 years and says it is the perfect place to live, has won a major national award for housebuilding excellence.

Alan Gilfillan, based at Bovis Homes’ The Landings location, off Exeter Road, has won the National House Building Council (NHBC)’s Pride in the Job Quality Award, after being selected from more than 16,000 site managers across the UK.

Alan, who has lived in nearby Barnstaple for three decades and worked at The Landings for two-and-a-half years, said: “For me and the Braunton team, this was something we all set our mi... more

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Image for Jack, 24, wins major industry award in Milton Keynes for the second year in a row

A 24-year-old Milton Keynes site manager at a national housebuilder has won a major award for construction quality for the second year in a row!

Jack Allen, who works at Bovis Homes’ Whitehouse Park location, in Crownhill, has landed the National House Building Council (NHBC)’s Pride in the Job Quality Award, after being selected from more than 16,000 site managers across the UK.

Jack, the youngest site manager at Bovis Homes to achieve the accolade, said: “It feels fantastic to have a won a Pride in the Job award for the second year running, and it’s a testament to our ability to build houses to such a high standard here a... more

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Image for Former forklift driver in Chipping Ongar wins major housebuilding award for site excellence

A former forklift driver who worked his way to become a site manager at a national housebuilder, has impressed so much in the role at a Chipping Ongar new-build location that he has now won a major building award for quality.

Nigel Clark, based at Bovis Homes’ Livingstone Gardens, has won the National House Building Council (NHBC)’s Pride in the Job Quality Award, after being selected from more than 16,000 site managers across the UK.

Not only that, but Nigel is now targeting an even more senior build role in the industry, as he is in training to become an area build manager after 15 years... more

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Image for Housebuilder employees run Cardiff Half Marathon in memory of colleague

Colleagues at a national housebuilder will run the Cardiff Half Marathon in memory of 32-year-old Dean Fletcher, who tragically died last year after taking part in the event.

The husband and father - a management accountant at Bovis Homes’ South West region - passed away following a cardiac arrest after completing the course last October.

In his honour, eight Bovis Homes’ colleagues will be running the 2019 event to raise funds for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), a charity that aims to reduce the risk of cardiac arrest in those... more

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Image for Housebuilder ready to deliver at new 2,000-home Taunton community

The managing director of a South West-based housebuilder says he “can’t wait” to start on a new Taunton location – set to boost the local housing market and economy, as well as creating more than 3,000 jobs.

Planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore recently secured planning permission for a new community in the town on behalf of a consortium of housebuilders, including Bovis Homes.

The new neighbourhood, built on Garden City principles, will provide 2,000 new homes, 350 of which will be designated as affordable, as well as a primary school, mixed use local centre, employment and a ‘park and ride’ facility f... more

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Image for New opportunities for Warwick home buyers as national housebuilder joins popular location

Home buyers in Warwick are set for a boost to the local property market as a national housebuilder joins a new 96-acre residential location near the town.

Bovis Homes has acquired an 8.9-acre land parcel for up to 135 new homes at the location, called Myton Green, off Europa Way.

The housebuilder will now submit a reserved matters application setting out the design, layout and final number of homes to Warwick District Council and, subject to this being approved, will be on site... more

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Image for National housebuilder first to gain MOD Gold award for backing military personnel

A national housebuilder has achieved the highest award from the Ministry of Defence for supporting armed forces personnel – the first dedicated housebuilder in the industry to receive the recognition.

Watch the video of Bovis Homes colleagues reacting to the MOD's Gold Award recognition.

Bovis Homes received the Government’s Defence Employee Recognition Scheme Gold Award for a raft of initiatives, including providing employment opportunities and helping those connected to the military onto the... more

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Image for Marathon mum Maria upsizes to Hailsham home–and receives race boost from the builder

Marathon runner Maria Stanford is delighted with her spacious new-build home in Hailsham – and extra happy that the housebuilder who built it has sponsored her to compete!

Running enthusiast and mum-of-five Maria upsized to a five-bedroom detached home at Bovis Homes’ Burfield Grange location, on Park Road, with her husband, and number one supporter, Mel.

The grandparents have converted their new shed into a gym and have a reception room dedicated to ... more

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Image for Former bricklayer in Seaton wins major industry award for site excellence

A former bricklayer, who worked his way up to site manager at a national housebuilder, has achieved industry recognition for his hard work at a Seaton development.

Lee Woodward, site manager at Bovis Homes’ Pebble Beach location, off Harbour Road, won a National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job Quality Award 2019, for excellence in on-site management.

The football and boxing fan, from Plymouth, won the gong in the South West region awards, after being selected from more than 16,000 site managers from acr... more

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Image for Housebuilder set to launch brand new Gloucestershire community

Home seekers will soon be able to choose from a range of properties at a highly-anticipated new part of the community in Twigworth, Gloucester, as Bovis Homes has announced plans for a major development there, including education and leisure facilities.

The development will feature 471 private homes, including a range of two to four-bedroom houses, from the company’s eye-catching new housing range. In addition, 254 properties will be provided as affordable housing, including one and two-bed apartments and two to four-bed homes.

To support the community, Bovis Homes will also be providing nursery, primary and secondary education facilities within the location, as well as on and off-site sports and leisure facilities. It will also make highway improvements including the funding and provision of footpaths and p... more

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Image for First-time buyers are rushing to discover Tavistock new-build homes

First-time buyers are rushing to find out more about the homes at a new-build location in Tavistock, which is providing a boost to the town’s house hunters and local economy.

Enquiries from young couples and individuals for two-bedroom houses at Bovis Homes’ the Tors location, off Callington Road, have risen in recent weeks, ahead of the launch of a new phase.

The development is a hive of activity, with contractors from all over the region helping to deliver the homes, and focusing particularly on the 12 two, three and four-bedroom properties that will be released next week, adding to the houses la... more

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Image for Housebuilder begins construction of new homes at Whiteley Meadows

National housebuilder Bovis Homes has started construction at a North Whiteley location with the first residents expected to move in towards the end of the year.

Works by developers are well underway on the early phases of the site with 168 homes on land in the northern edge of the location under construction and works on 160 homes started in the south.

Building so far has focused on key infrastructure to support the development, such as roads and services, and the first show home... more

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Image for First-time buyers snapping up homes at Bishop’s Stortford new-build location

First-time buyers are snapping up homes on the latest phase of a Bishop’s Stortford new-build location.

Reservations are flying in for the recently-released properties at Bovis Homes’ Stortford Fields location over the last month and there are now just nine of the two and three-bedroom homes left to buy.

Young couples from Hertfordshire looking to start a family, and commuters - to nearby London and Cambridge - are among the buyers who have been attracted to the quality homes and the highly rated schools and a... more

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Image for Wymondham couple say new-build is just perfect for family life

A couple in Wymondham who moved into a new-build family home, say the open space and large garden is perfect for family life.

Tai Ray, who grew up in the town, and her husband Glen, purchased a four-bedroom Bovis Homes property at the Birch Gate location, on Silfield Road.

Moving from Hethersett, the couple and their young daughter were attracted to the large living spaces, modern layout and good-size garden, where they can eat outside on long ... more

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Image for Aston Clinton community celebrates brand-new play park!

There was plenty of fun to be had at a new village community in Buckinghamshire, with a plush new play park at the location being unveiled for younger residents to enjoy.

The summer holidays just got better for the families living in and around Bovis Homes’ Aston Brook location, in Aston Clinton as they can now benefit from this fantastic fun facility, as well as taking advantage of the green open spaces.

“We had a great day at Aston Brook celebrating the launch of the play area,” says Heather Suffield regional marketing manager. “There is already a fantastic community spirit and this play park will only he... more

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Image for Ship ahoy at Somerton nursery!

 Children at King Ina Church of England Academy finished their term walking the plank as they welcomed a new addition to their playground thanks to a recent donation from a local housebuilder. 

A new pirate ship has been added to the outdoor play equipment at Owlets Pre-School, which is part of the Academy, after Bovis Homes gave £395 to the Somerton nursery.

“We were delighted to support the primary school and its adjoining nursery,” says Faye Cooper, regional marketing manager. “Playing outdoors and being active is an important part of children’s development. It’s wonderful to see the kids enjoying the new pirate ship – which we’re sure will make play time even ... more

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Image for Veterans chill thanks to housebuilder’s donation

An Oxfordshire military veteran support group is keeping things cool, thanks to a special donation from housebuilder Bovis Homes.

Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group, which supports ex-army veterans, reservists and their families from across the area, has been given a new fridge-freezer to help with the catering of its numerous events.

“We were delighted to support the Heyford and Bicester Veterans Group and we hope this helps to support the great work they do,” says Bovis Homes’ regional marketing manager, Paul Bennison. “We understand how important this group is for many of its members, so we were only too pleased... more

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