What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Housebuilding rising star, from Leicester, highlights the perks of working from home

A rising star from Leicester who progressed to management six months after joining a major player in the housebuilding industry has highlighted how he is working from home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Paul Martin, 34, from Kibworth, started at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – in September as a sales advisor in the company’s West Midlands region and has recently been appointed field sales manager.

The budding musician, and Leicester City FC supporter, has been working from his living room table for the last week and says it has not slowed down work levels as he keeps his daily routine as simi... more

Image for North Kent Disabled Foundation receives welcome boost from local housebuilder

North Kent Disabled Foundation (NKDF) has received a welcome donation from local housebuilder Bovis Homes – which will support disabled people visiting the day centre.

The Darenth-based foundation runs a diverse range of activities at its centre for the disabled, ranging from arts and crafts to computing and board games, and Bovis Homes presented £500 towards aiding this work.

Keith Reddy, NKDF Trustee, said: “North Kent Disabled Foundation is extremely grateful to Bovis Homes for the kind donation and I would like to offer my thanks on behalf of the membe... more

Image for Housebuilder’s Ipswich location first in country to receive sustainable travel accreditation

A national housebuilder's Ipswich location has been celebrated for its sustainable approach to transport – including walking and cycling – the first in the country to receive such recognition!

Bovis Homes’ Ribbans Park location, off Foxhall Road, received the Modeshift STARS Bronze Accreditation for its travel plan, which aims to reduce the impact of peak hour car journeys.

The achievement is thanks to Stuart Michael Associates (SMA) Ltd, which works with Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – to support the adoption of sustainable travel metho... more

Image for Former Royal Engineer Roger thrilled to be finalist in national ex-forces awards

A former Royal Engineer who works at a Bishop’s Cleeve-based housebuilder says he is “absolutely delighted” to be announced as a finalist in a major ex-forces awards.

Roger Morton, performance director at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group which has regional headquarters at Cleeve Hall – has been shortlisted in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, out of more than 500 nominees.

Roger, from Leckhampton, is in the running for the Military Values in Business Award, which recognises a former serviceman or woman who has created successful business results by applying military virtues to their role. He joins two other Vistry Group employees who have also been shortlist... more

Image for Apprentice George, 16, from Gloucester, dreams of management role at housebuilder

View our video: A bricklaying apprentice from Gloucester who joined a national housebuilder straight from school, with dreams of management, says there are opportunities for other young people to follow suit.

George Woodward, 16, works at Bovis Homes’ Oaklands location in Hunts Grove, Hardwicke, and is in the first year of his apprenticeship with the housebuilder after finding the role online.

The teenager, studying at Gloucestershire College one day a week, said teamwork at the development was helping him to flourish in his apprenticeship as he develops new skills to fur... more

Image for Last chance for Warwick house hunters–only three of housebuilder’s two-bedroom homes left

Home hunters in Warwick have been snapping up a housebuilder’s new-build homes – now there are only three two-bedroom properties left to buy – and telephone appointments are still available.

There is just one Atherstone and two Holly house types remaining at Bovis Homes’ Warwick Gates location, off Harbury Lane, which is less than two miles from the town centre.

The semi-detached homes both have open plan kitchens with dining areas, plus French doors to the back garden and upstair... more

Image for House hunters in Bidford need to be quick–there are a handful of new-build homes to buy

Home hunters in Bidford-on-Avon have been purchasing a housebuilder’s new-build properties in droves – and now there are just a handful left to buy – with telephone appointments still available.

Families and couples are among home owners at Bovis Homes’ Bidford Leys location, off Salford Road, and there are a small selection of three, four and five-bedroom homes remaining.

House buyers at Bidford Leys are enjoying the delights of village life with great ... more

Image for Families at new-build Banbury location look forward to re-opening of community centre

Families at a Banbury new-build location have been making full use of a new community centre, complete with a stage, youth wing and meeting rooms, and look forward to using it again later in the year.

Home owners have been enjoying groups and facilities at the Longford Park Community Centre, which opened recently after the ownership of the building was legally transferred to Cherwell District Council.

The Longford Park Consortium, comprising Bovis Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt Homes, built the facility as part of the planning requirements for the development. The transfer to council ownership took place in January and the building has been available for the growing c... more

Image for Wellingborough trainee highlights housebuilding opportunities for apprentices

View our video: A bricklaying apprentice in Wellingborough, who is working on a national housebuilder’s flagship location, is progressing as a trainee assistant site manager as he looks to further his career.

Patrick Deloughery, 19, is completing Bovis Homes’ 12-month trainee assistant site manager programme at the housebuilder’s Wendelburie Rise location, at Stanton Cross, while completing the fourth year of his apprenticeship.

The teenager said he had a strong team around him at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – and urged other ambitious apprentices to follow the sa... more

Image for Pre-school pupils receive boost from Winchester housebuilder

Pupils at Oliver’s Battery Pre-School in Winchester are set to benefit after a welcome donation from local housebuilder, Bovis Homes.

Bovis Homes’ Winchester Village development is just a 12-minute walk from the pre-school, and the £200 boost from the housebuilder will be put towards renovation and maintenance work.

Kirsty Miller, Trustee at the pre-school, parent of a Oliver’s Battery student and Winchester Village resident, said: “The Pre-School was established in 1999 and is now in need of a renovation, including things such as new doo... more

Image for Vistry Group and Clarion announce joint venture to build 1,000 homes near Northampton

Vistry Group and Clarion Housing Group have announced a new joint venture to build 1,000 homes on a £400million development, at Collingtree, near Northampton.

The mixed tenure development will comprise 700 homes for private sale, which range from one to five-bedroom homes from Vistry Group’s new property collection. There will be 300 affordable homes in total, 195 for shared ownership and 105 for affordable rent. The strength of the joint venture has allowed an increase in the number of affordable homes, which was a priority for both organisations.

Vistry Group and Clarion will also make a significant investment in social infrastructure, providing a number of facilities to support the local community. A total of £18million will be invested to support the building of a new primary school and a community centre. Building at the site is expected to be... more

Image for Engaged couple move to Chinnor with Help to Buy–and hail garden and larger space!

View our video: An engaged couple in Chinnor, who plan to marry in South Oxfordshire next year, are loving life in their new-build home after using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme – particularly their new garden!

Mark James and Allanah Protheroe have moved into a two-bedroom, semi-detached house at Bovis Homes’ Chiltern View location, in Chinnor, and say having their own garden is the best part.

Mark, a retail manager at Sainsbury’s and teacher Allanah, met when they both worked at the supermarket – Allanah in the bakery section. They lived in a one-bedroom flat in High Wycombe for 12 years, before making the move – and one of the biggest fans of their decision is Allanah’s parents’ St Bernard, George, who adores th... more

Image for Somerset homebuyers gain opportunity as Wellington new-build location receives planning permission

First-time buyers, families and downsizers are set to benefit as a national housebuilder has achieved planning permission for a new location in Wellington, Somerset.

Bovis Homes has been granted permission to build 205 homes on a new development, named Blackdown View, offering plenty of opportunities for local house hunters.

Emma Smith, regional sales and marketing director at Bovis Homes - part of the newly formed Vistry Group - said: “Blackdown View is an exciting development that will offer three, four and five-bedroom homes from our latest collection of houses, which will be ideal for first-time buyers, families and those looki... more

Image for RAF veteran soaring at Stafford housebuilder is finalist in ex-forces awards

A fast achiever in Stafford who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the RAF Regiment is in the running for a major award for his work at a national housebuilder.

Dunston-based Rob Tarn, newly-promoted senior safety, health and environmental manager at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Rising Star category of the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards 2020.

The awards – one of the world’s largest celebrations of military veterans in business – highlight the military-gained skills and qualities that have helped finalists achieve business aims, and recognises the organisations that have... more

Image for Top striker’s delight as housebuilder’s donation keeps Longlevens on the pitch

A prolific striker for a Gloucester football team says he’s delighted and relieved that his club can carry on playing after a donation from the national housebuilder he works for.

Bradley Martin, assistant quantity surveyor at Bovis Homes, and a 20-plus a season goal scorer at Longlevens AFC, will be proud to don the housebuilder-sponsored away kit - and his entire family are joining in the celebrations. &nb... more

Image for Ex-Royal Marine so passionate about new career in the housebuilding industry – he buys a new-build!

An ex-Royal Marine has praised a national housebuilder for the job opportunities it offers to ex- military personnel – and he has even bought a new-build home!

Tom, who served in the Marines for six years, started his role as a trainee assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Blackmore Meadows location in Stalbridge six months ago.

Speaking about his job and the housebuilding sector, Tom said: “I absolutely love my new role at Bovis Homes, I honestly wish I’d come into the construction i... more

Image for Bovis Homes’ rising stars showcased in new housebuilding report on skills and diversity

Two rising stars from Bovis Homes feature in a national report highlighting the housebuilding industry’s skilled and diverse workforce – and the pair were on hand to discuss their work with MPs at the launch event at the House of Commons.  

Jasmin Drummond, 18, business administration apprentice, and Charles Bond, 28, area sales manager, were celebrated in a new report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which seeks to highlight the diverse workforce needed to ensure that the UK meets the challenge of building 300,000 homes every year. &nbs... more