Our History

Operating from regional offices around the country, we can manage both small and large developments, with the expertise gained across a history of over 130 years.In total the Group, whose registered office is in Longfield, Kent, employs more than 500 staff, many of whom are specialists from a broad range of professions.


We are also specialists in regeneration schemes that are revitalising many of the UK's towns and cities. Working closely and in partnership with a wide range of housing associations, councils and other public sector agencies, we are providing affordable, quality homes, in sustainable, brownfield locations.
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At the age of 35, Charles William Bovis, started the company then known as CW Bovis & Co., operating as a general builder. An early example of his work, a four storey brick built residential block finished in 1893, still stands in York Street, Marylebone


The Bovis School of Building opened, taking 100 trade apprentices and management trainees


Bovis Homes was formed as a separate business focusing on the private housing market


Bovis Homes became the second largest housebuilder in the UK


New homes completions reached 2659


Bovis Homes became part of the P&O Group


Bovis Homes Retirement Living was established


West country builder Britannia Homes was acquired


Bovis Homes floated on the London Stock Exchange becoming Bovis Homes Group PLC. The flotation severed links with Bovis Construction and P&O retained operations in Florida and Germany.


Bovis Homes acquired Elite Homes in the north of England

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