What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

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With a wide range of properties available across Gloucestershire, Bovis Homes has become a popular choice for house hunters in the county.

The local home builder offers a variety of contemporary and stylish properties, so whether you are looking for a three-storey town house, a traditional family home or a spacious modern apartment, you could find just what you are looking for.

At its locations at Coopers Edge in Gloucester and at Furlong Rise in Cheltenham, Bovis Homes currently has an array of quality three-bedroom homes which are ideal for those looking to get on the property... more

Image for New community's first primary school officially opened by Invictus Games athlete, Mark Ormrod

Celebrated Invictus Games gold medal winner, motivational speaker and author, Mark Ormrod, and Sir Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, joined local dignitaries, families and members of the Sherford Consortium, to officially open Sherford’s first primary school. To celebrate the official opening of Sherford Vale, Mark Ormrod unveiled a commemorative plaque, with Sir Gary Streeter MP also joining children to bury a time capsule at the school.

The new school represents a £6m investment into community infrastructure and has been funded by the Sherford Consortium – the partnership of award-winning homebuilders, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – with £1m also pledged towards its creation by Devon County Council.

Marking a major milestone in the development of the new community, Sherford Vale opened its doors for the first time in September. The pupils, aged between 2-11 years old, are the first of 420 children set to attend the new school, which is sponsored and run by the Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST), which has a proven track record in education exc... more

Image for First show home from new range proves a huge hit with Stadhampton house hunters

More than 60 home hunters, from growing families to first-time buyers to downsizers, visited Bovis Homes’ Stadhampton location in Oxfordshire for the launch of the very first show home from the housebuilder’s brand-new collection.

Visitors to Hampton Meadow took a look around the new five-bedroom Birch house type, and were able to catch up with Bovis Homes representatives to discuss the new designs and the benefits they bring to house buyers.

While guests enjoyed the champagne reception, Bovis Homes’ Hampton Meadow site manager Paul O’Keeffe was on hand to discuss the build, while technical director, Dan Oliver, spoke to customers about the design principles behind this exc... more

Image for Somerset home hunters among first to view national housebuilder's exciting new range

Home hunters in Somerset can be among the first to view properties from the new range just released by one of the country’s leading housebuilder at a special launch event.

The show home launch is taking place at Bovis Homes’ Priory Fields location near Wells on Saturday, 2nd February. The event runs from 12noon until 3pm and there are bumper benefits for those who reserve on the day.

The four-bed Aspen show home is part of a new housing range by Bovis Homes, which has been designed and developed by the company for launch in 2019. This will be the first of this house type to open its d... more

Image for Horticultural show set to blossom after boost from local home builder

Following the success of the Steeple Claydon Allotment and Horticultural Society’s annual show last summer, the organisers have received a major boost ahead of this year’s event.

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has donated £200 to the society for the running of the historic village event in 2019.

“We are delighted to support the society and its annual show,” says Heather Suffield, Bovis Homes regional marketing manager. “It’s a wonderful event for the local community and we’re looking forward to hearing more about this year’s show as preparation... more

Image for Dream new homes available now across Hampshire

If you’re looking for a new home in Hampshire, Bovis Homes is building across the area, and with a variety of styles and layouts to choose from, as well as a range of purchasing schemes available, your dream home may be closer than you think.

Bovis Homes’ popular Boorley Park location in Botley, Winchester Village in Winchester and Nine Acres in Bishopstoke are just 15 minutes’ drive from Southampton Airport, while Nightingale View in Basingstoke and Beaumont Place in Petersfield are just 30 minutes away.

“Hampshire is a beautiful part of the country and with brand-new homes across the region, you could find your perfect new house nestled in one of our picturesque location,” says Bovis Homes’ regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “Our new homes cater for a range of buyers, so you’re likely to find just what you a... more

Image for Sussex sales manager leads housebuilder’s fund-raising effort in memory of son Jack

A Haywards Heath couple, who lost their unborn child, are campaigning to raise money for a ‘wonderful’ Sussex-based charity that supports bereaved families.

Stuart Brooks who is an area sales manager at Bovis Homes, became aware of Oscar’s Wish Foundation after the loss of his son Jack last October, 20 weeks into his wife Samantha’s pregnancy.

Now, following support from colleagues at his employer’s South East region, Stuart and Samantha have been able to contact Gemma Kybert, founder of the charity, and hand over a donation of £500 to help their work. Gemma’s own baby, Oscar Jensen, passed away just over... more

Image for New build manager from Basingstoke says women are 'ripping up the rulebook'

A newly appointed build manager in Basingstoke, who started out as a painter and decorator, says women are ripping up the rulebook in the housebuilding industry – but that there is still a long way to go.

Suzanne Jamison has joined Bovis Homes as an area build manager and said that, while females were breaking down barriers in the sector, more should have been employed sooner.

Suzanne, who will cover the housebuilder’s Boorley Park location in Botley, Hampshire and Mindenhurst development in Deepcut, Surrey, said an increase in female numbers was needed in construction roles acr... more

Image for Home buyer Marcus so impressed with West Sussex new-build…he joins the housebuilder

A home buyer in West Sussex was so delighted with his first new-build property he is now working for the housebuilder that constructed it!

Marcus Townsend bought a house at Bovis Homes’ Bramble Park location in Hurstpierpoint and the experience encouraged him to apply for a job there. He’s now part of the team as a sales advisor.

Marcus purchased the three-bedroom property with his partner Andy and said Bovis Homes sales advisor Della Higginson’s professionalism attracted him to the sales role. It is the couple’s first ever new-build house having lived in older flats and hou... more

Image for Home ownership dreams becoming reality for Cambridgeshire property hunters

A new property purchasing option has been welcomed by house hunters across Cambridgeshire, who have been able to move into their dream home thanks to the scheme.

Bovis Homes has a wide range of properties available across the county with Home Reach, a shared ownership purchasing scheme, which gives buyers the opportunity to get a foot on the property ladder.

“We have some fantastic brand-new properties available through Home Reach which are perfect for those who dream of owning their own home,” says Heather Suffield, regional ma... more

Image for Bicester new-build location set for show home launch

Bicester home hunters are being invited to a special event celebrating the opening of a county housebuilder’s new show home.

Bovis Homes is hosting the launch at its Kingsmere location in Bicester this Saturday and will be marking the occasion with a champagne reception.

The event, on Thirsk Way, off Pioneer Way, is open to the public and will take place on 19th January... more

Image for Oxfordshire home hunters can be the first to view national housebuilder’s exciting new range

Home hunters in Oxfordshire can be the first to view properties from the new range just released by one of the country’s leading housebuilders at a special launch event in the county.

The show home launch and champagne reception is taking place at Bovis Homes’ Hampton Meadow location in Stadhampton on Saturday, 19th January. The event runs from 11am to 4pm.

A play area on the development is also set to be ready in tim... more

Image for Dream of life by the coast comes true for West Sussex couple

Looking for a new-build house close to the coast, Ian and Ann McDonald found the perfect place to start their retirement at Bovis Homes’ flourishing Saxons Plain location in West Durrington.

Ian and Ann had lived in Horsham, where they had owned and managed a beauty salon, for nearly 30 years. Now semi-retired, with their daughter taking the helm of the business, the couple decided to move 20 miles away to West Durrington for a life by the sea.

“We wanted to move near the coast and Saxons Plain ticked all the boxes,” says Ian. “We liked the neighbourhood and it has excellent transport links and access to the main roads. There are lots of amenities close by and a range of pubs and restaurants just a sh... more

Image for Home hunters in Warwickshire set to discover joys of part-exchange scheme at special event

Home hunters in Warwickshire and other parts of the West Midlands can find out how a part-exchange scheme could unlock the door to their dream property at special housebuilder events across the region.

The Home Exchange Weekend is taking place at Bovis Homes’ Warwick Gates location on Harbury Lane, Warwick, plus nearby locations, on 19th and 20th January.

Guests can enjoy prosecco and canapes, view the quality that Bovis Homes has to offer, and learn all about the benefits of part exchan... more

Image for Sherford's stone age history recognised in national archaeology awards

Once home to ancient Stone Age communities, Sherford’s extensive history has been nationally recognised with the development securing a coveted nomination in the Current Archaeology Awards. Celebrating the projects and teams that have made an outstanding contribution to archaeology, Sherford has been nominated in the ‘Rescue Project of the Year’ awards category – and public voting is now open.

The ongoing archaeology work at Sherford is funded by the Sherford Consortium and is being carried out by leading archaeology and heritage practice Wessex Archaeology, alongside Devon County Council and consultants, AECOM.

Archaeological investigations have been taking place at Sherford since work first began on the new town three years ago, with findings revealing that the landscape was once home to ancient communities, dating back over 6,000 years - proving that people were living in the area much earlier than pre... more

Image for Communication is key to housing success says South Croydon site manager

A site manager from South Croydon, who previously worked on high-rise apartments in the capital, says strong working relationships and communication within the housing industry are the keys to construction success.

Steve O’Connor, who works at Bovis Homes’ Bramble Park development in West Sussex, said excellent relationships and open communication between site colleagues and subcontractors had led to happy home owners at his own new-build location.

The soon-to-be dad has worked at the housebuilder’s Hurstpierpoint location, on Iden Hurst, for eight months and is delighted with the positive customer feedback that the site team... more

Image for Young families are snapping up West Sussex homes at new-build location

A new homes sales advisor in West Sussex says young families – and pet lovers – are snapping up homes at a new-build location in the county.

Della Higginson, based at Bovis Homes’ Bramble Park location in Hurstpierpoint, says couples are moving back to the village as they look for a community lifestyle with impressive schools nearby.

Della said: “Younger couples are coming back from living in places like Brighton, and with children too as they look for great schools and lots ... more

Image for Buyers to benefit from Bovis Homes' bumper New Year offer

A local housebuilder is kick-starting 2019 by offering a special package worth thousands of pounds to those who reserve a home with them in January.

To celebrate the New Year, Bovis Homes is launching its fantastic New Homes Bundle, as well as reducing its reservation fee to only £99 this January.

“We’re making 2019 a year to remember,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “Reserve your dream new Bovis Home for only £99 this month and banish those January blues. On completion you’ll receive a Smart TV, Dyson vacuum cleaner and an iPad Pro, as well as carpets inside and turf... more

Image for Vince’s drone passion is perfect hobby as he drives construction of Banbury homes

An assistant site manager at an Oxfordshire housebuilder is using his passion for drones as a hobby to relax outside of work as he drives his team forward in their construction programme at a Banbury development.

Vincent Coetzee, who is based at Bovis Homes’ Longford Park location, regularly uses his high-flying photographic equipment for personal use and says they could be the perfect way  to track progress at the busy site in future.

Vincent, who is a big fan of travel, cycling and technology, said getting a helicopter view of the site would be a great way to admire the great construction work his team w... more

Image for Going back to Bidford-on-Avon...returning to the village I grew up in after 20 years

Youngsters still laugh on the swings at the Big Meadow and narrowboats continue to pass down the River Avon - but the Warwickshire village I grew up in has gone through changes in the 20 years since I moved away.

Visiting Bidford-on-Avon, where I lived for over a decade in a new-build house at the top of Victoria Road, I took a stroll around the village, including to Bovis Homes’ recently-built Bidford Leys location, on Salford Road.

I moved away as a teenager and now got the chance to return as PR officer at Bovis Homes, meeting the sales team and looking around popular house types, including the development’s five-bedro... more