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Bovis

Our company in a nutshell

About Us
Bovis Homes is one of the UK's most successful housebuilders and we have established an enviable reputation for the quality of our build and design, our high specification and attentive customer service. Our product range is broad and flexible - with designs that can be evolved and adapted to meet the changing needs of the market, the customer and the environment in which we build. From one and two bedroom apartments to five and six bedroom detached family homes, our portfolio includes coach houses, town houses, homes for first time buyers and for the retired. We also specialise in regeneration schemes, working closely in partnership with a wide range of housing associations, council and other public sector agencies to provide affordable, quality EcoHome standard homes in sustainable, brownfield locations. The Group is proud of its reputation and history which stretches back more than a century to when it was first established in London in 1885 by Charles William Bovis.
Our History
1885 - 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
1936 - The Bovis School of Building opened, taking one hundred trade apprentices and management trainees
1965 - Bovis Homes was formed as a separate business focusing on the private housing market
1972 - Bovis Homes became the second largest housebuilder in the UK
1973 - New homes completions reached 2659
1974 - Bovis Homes became part of the P&O Group
1986 - Bovis Homes Retirement Living was established
1996 - West Country builder Britannia Homes was acquired
1997 - 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.
The Group is a member of the FTSE 250 Index and is a long-standing member of the FTSE4Good Index. A regional presence for national coverage. We now operate in four regions across the UK. Our teams in Central, South West and South East regions, are all based in regional offices, many with supporting satellite area offices. In total, the Group, whose registered office is located in Longfield, Kent, employs over 400 staff, many of whom are specialists from a wide range of professions.

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