What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Brains behind Unwrapped Home in Wokingham reveals all about unique new-build

View our video: A former apprentice turned quality manager in Wokingham has revealed the idea behind a unique brand-new home - with exposed walls - which is educating home buyers, pupils and tradespeople.

Emily Arnold, quality control manager at Bovis Homes, led the housebuilder’s Unwrapped Home project, which recently saw a three-bedroom exposed property unveiled to the industry.

The Unwrapped Home, at Bovis Homes’ Emmbrook Place, off Queens Road, has part of the walls and ceiling taken away, showing pipework, jo... more

Image for Pupils in Chinnor entertain at Christmas fayre thanks to housebuilder donation

More than 150 children in Chinnor enjoyed their school Christmas Fayre, which included singing, dancing and a visit from Father Christmas – thanks to a housebuilder donation.

Bovis Homes donated £250 to St Andrew’s C of E Primary School for the special festive event, which included winter games, crafts, a tombola and a children’s raffle.

The 350-pupil school is close to Bovis Homes’ Chiltern View location, off Lower Icknield Way, where the housebuilder’s new housing range is ... more

Image for First-time buyers flock to Kidderminster site as
new-build sales soar

First-time buyers have been pouring into a new-build location in Kidderminster thanks to a Government scheme and the launch of a smart home – and sales have gone through the roof!

Families, house buyers and tech lovers have been visiting Bovis Homes’ Silver Acres, on Silverwoods Way, where the housebuilder’s Connected Home - with the latest sound and security devices - has impressed, and almost all the location’s first phase has sold.

The Help to Buy – equity loan scheme has also proved popular, but there are still two, three, four and five-bedroom ... more

Image for Children’s charity recognises national housebuilder’s £4k donation

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) has recognised the support provided by national housebuilder Bovis Homes.

During 2019, Bovis Homes raised £4,175 for the charity that provides support for life-threatened children.

Victoria Matthews, corporate fundraiser at EACH, said: “EACH would like to thank Bovis Homes for their support in 2019, it was fantastic to have them as our partner for the Ipswich Town Zip Slide event which raised a record amount! This money raised will help us to continue to provide vital services for local life-threatened children, young people and ... more

Image for Stadhampton sparkles over festive season thanks to housebuilder donation

Stadhampton residents have received a welcome boost this festive season, as a local housebuilder donated £200 towards two Christmas trees for the church and new lights to light up the tree on the green.

The donation by Bovis Homes was presented to Stadhampton Parish Council at the village Christmas Fair, which saw many locals attend to browse the stalls and admire the Christmas trees that had been decorated by the local primary school and Little Bears nursery students.

Paul Bennison, marketing manager in Bovis Homes’ Western region, said: “It is wonderful to be able to support the growing community in Stadhampton, especially at this time of year when it’s all about c... more

Image for Stafford Salvation Army officer hails housebuilder for Christmas appeal toys

An officer in the Stafford Salvation Army has spoken of her delight after a national housebuilder donated more than 20 toys and dozens of items of clothing as part of its Christmas appeal.

Bovis Homes’ Dunston colleagues supplied the toys – including little unicorns and a robot dinosaur - plus four boxes and three bags of clothes to the charity, who will provide them to the homeless and those in need.

Knitwear, trousers, long-sleeve tops, hats and scarves were all donated to the Salvation Army for the homeless. The new toys were bought for the charity’s Christmas... more

Image for Bovis Homes announces joint venture to build 783 homes near Cambridge

Bovis Homes has announced a new joint venture with a major housing association to build nearly 800 homes on a £240m development, Cambourne West, near Cambridge.

The development of 783 homes will be made up of 70 per cent private units, which range from one to five-bedroom homes from the company’s new property collection, and 30 per cent affordable housing.

The 235 affordable homes will be comprised of affordable rent and s... more

Image for House hunters in Witchford admire family show
homes’ rural feel

House hunters have been pouring over a new-build show home in Witchford that boasts the joys of family and rural living.

Bovis Homes’ five-bedroom Florentina house at Pemberton Park is proving a hit with families that love the countryside and homes with plenty of open space and large ceilings.

The Florentina, which is available through a special offer, has an open plan kitchen with a dining and family area, plus en suites to bedroom one and two, and ... more

Image for Winchester new-build location brings festive cheer to residents thanks to donation from local housebuilder

A festive event organised by residents at a new-build location in Winchester received a Christmas boost from the development’s housebuilder.

Bovis Homes, who are currently building the new homes at Winchester Village, donated £100 to the community event, which was put towards a Christmas tree and decorations.

The event saw more than 100 residents gather to enjoy mince pies, carol singing and admire the Christmas tree and lights. Santa and his sleigh even made an... more

Image for Sales advisor at Bicester housebuilder marks top year–with engagement to colleague

View our video: An inspired sales advisor at a Bicester housebuilder has two reasons to celebrate – with the new-build location he works at proving very popular and his recent engagement - to another colleague!

Delighted Gyorgy Dohnal, based at Bovis Homes’ Kingsmere location, off Pioneer Way, proposed to Marketa Madrova, sales advisor at Radford Semele, near Leamington Spa, on a trip home to Hungary.

The duo got engaged in Budapest and are now planning their wedding – as house sales to couples and families are flying at Kingsmere thanks, in part, to its close proximity to shopping outlet B... more

Image for Shinfield families swoop on new-builds–now there are only a few of a popular home left

Young families in Shinfield have been buying new-build homes in droves – and now there is only a handful of a family property left to buy!

Growing families, who tend to work in the Reading area and are after a good school catchment area, have been purchasing homes at Bovis Homes’ Shinfield Meadows, off Appleton Way.

There are now only four four-bedroom Canterbury house types – which boast an open plan kitchen and dining area with French doors to the back garden – available to purchase and one is available with stamp duty a... more

Image for Growing families snap up Upper Heyford new-build homes in time for Christmas

Couples and growing families are snapping up new-build homes in Upper Heyford and are enjoying a vibrant community with plenty of green space.

Home hunters have been visiting Bovis Homes’ Heyford Park, on Camp Road, where there are parks and play areas for children - plus a traditional village green, family-friendly pub, and a new village High Street with shops and services, are all on their way.

The three, four and five-bedroom properties are proving popular and Bovis Homes has spent more than £4.2million towards local projects, including a new primary school, bus service and sports facilities. Meanwhile, those who reserve before Christmas, can pay a reservation ... more

Image for Silverleys Scouts receive welcome donation from Bishop’s Stortford housebuilder for hut refurb

A Bishop’s Stortford Scout group has received a welcome donation from a local housebuilder towards their hut refurbishment project.

Bovis Homes, whose Stortford Fields development in Bishop’s Stortford is situated next door to the hut, donated £500 to Silverleys Scouts.

The hut is used every weekday by Cubs, Scouts, Guides, Beavers and Explorers and is a vital ... more

Image for Petersfield site manager in love with rescue diving urges youngsters to follow his footsteps

An enthusiastic site manager in Petersfield, who rescue dives in his spare time, is urging young people to join the housebuilding industry and take advantage of a training scheme.

Jamie O’Leary, based at Bovis Homes’ Beaumont Place, off The Causeway, is encouraging construction workers to follow in his footsteps to take part in the trainee assistant site manager programme.

Jamie, 36, who regularly dives off the Egyptian coast and is training to be a dive master, says there aren’t enough youngsters signing up to housebuilding and those that do, need to aim for the top, including his 16-yea... more

Image for Local housebuilder’s charity ball raises £20k for Gloucester’s Chamwell Centre

Bovis Homes’ Contractors’ Charity Ball, which took place at the Pittville Pump Rooms in Cheltenham, has raised a whopping £20,256.39 for the Chamwell Centre in Gloucester.

The Chamwell Centre will be a much-needed facility built in the grounds of The Milestone Special School in Gloucester, supporting disabled children and adults.

The centre is working to replace a 40-year-old hydrotherapy pool in addition to providing a café and all-ability sports, athletics, and social events ... more

Image for Bishops Cleeve Football Club sport brand-new kit thanks to local housebuilder

Bishops Cleeve Football Club stepped out in style recently thanks to a local housebuilder which donated new tops to the under eights team.

Bovis Homes donated £500 to the club, and the tops were debuted at a Gloucestershire district tournament.

Sharon Nash, marketing manager in Bovis Homes’ Western region, said: “With Bovis Homes’ Western region office based in Bishops Cleeve, it is wonderful to be able to give back to the local community here. The new tops look fantastic and we wish the team the best of lu... more

Image for New-build homes at a Somerset location are selling fast – and now a new show house has opened!

A new Milborne Port location, just three miles from the historic town of Sherborne, has already had five families reserve properties and now a new show home has opened.

Home hunters enjoyed a special event at Bovis Homes’ The Hamlets, off Gainsborough, which celebrated the launch of a new Aspen show home.

Those who made a reservation on the day were treated to a special gift – an exclusive package worth over £3,000, which included a two-seater sofa and an armchair from John Lewis, a 50-inch Smart TV, a sound bar and a wireles... more

Image for West Sussex primary school receives support from local housebuilder for Christmas fundraiser

The Nyewood CE Junior School in West Sussex has received a boost from a local housebuilder for its Christmas Fair fundraiser.

Bovis Homes, whose Yapton View location is nearby, donated £250 to the festive event which is taking place on Friday, 13th December between 5pm and 7pm.

The Fair will feature craft stalls, food, drink, games and activities, fantastic raffle prizes and a festive hamper tombola. The event raises vital funds for the school and its students with many of the raffle prizes donated by local business... more

Image for Fremington families compare new-build benefits–and housebuilder’s homes come out on top!

Two families in Fremington have spoken of their delight at moving into new-build homes citing open-plan living and better insulation - with one couple having lived in an older property for 18 years!

Both Chriss and John Withecombe and June and Kevin Danks have moved into four-bedroom

properties at Bovis Homes’ Water’s Edge location, of... more

Image for Archaeology fans in Sawtry enjoy special tour at housebuilder location

Archaeology enthusiasts in Sawtry enjoyed getting up close to Roman pottery and glass on a

special tour at a housebuilder’s location – and the earliest remains dated back further, to the Iron Age!

Participants visited the excavation area, off Gidding Road, as part of the Sawtry Archaeological Excavation Guided Tour and met Bovis Homes colleagues and archaeologists from Oxford A... more

Image for Interior stylist kits out Christmas show home in Shrivenham–with a military twist

An interior stylist, who has dressed a national housebuilder’s family show home in Shrivenham for a special Christmas event, has revealed the importance of the village’s military heritage on her work.

Click to view a video of Claude Hooper Interiors' stylist revealing how she dressed the Bovis Homes show house:

Grace Morrison, from Claude Hooper Interiors, decorated the five-bedroom house at Bovis Homes’ Townsend Place, off Townsend Road - and families are invited to see it for themselves to gain inspiration for their own per... more

Image for Sherborne International Film Festival boosted by local housebuilder

The Sherborne International Film Festival, a four-day charity fundraiser in Dorset, enjoyed another successful run this year, with the help of a welcome boost from a local housebuilder.

Bovis Homes donated £150 to the event, run by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles. The Festival went on to raise £2,300 for charity while providing the community of Sherborne with the opportunity to see foreign films which would not otherwise be shown locally.

Georgie Marshall, sales advisor at Bovis Homes Mildenhall development in Sherborne, said: “This wonderful community event at the Powell Theatre showcased an exciting range of award-winning foreign films of all genres from drama to action, come... more