Move to Basingstoke with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will visit your home and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be we can help.
We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices and easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals to Basingstoke
Are you looking to move to Basingstoke or the surrounding areas? If so look no further than White & Company as your choice of removals company.
White & Company has been moving families in the area for over 145 years and can offer a variety of storage, packing and delivery solutions to make your move stress-free.
Irrespective of size and distance, your move will require careful planning to ensure everything runs smoothly. As founding members of the removals industry’s regulators, the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, we have the specialised skill set to undertake just about any move.
Our local branch, located at Bar End Industrial Estate, can offer a written quotation within 24 hours of your house survey.
Why Move to Basingstoke
Plenty of employment opportunities, 30 of Hampshire’s top companies are based in Basingstoke.
Easy commute to the city, you can be in London Waterloo within 42 minutes by train.
Multiple Green Spaces to enjoy; Eastrop Park and War Memorial Park are in the town centre and just outside the town centre respectively. Stratton Park and Winklebury Park are to the west, Crabtree Plantation is to the east and Black Dam Lake is to the south.
Excellent leisure facilities; A first class shopping mall, The Aquadrome swimming centre. Basingstoke Leisure Park; Planet Ice Silver Dome ice skating rink. Numerous other leisure centres and gyms.
Museums; Milestones living history museum has hundreds of exhibits and holds different exhibitions throughout the year. The Willis Museum in the town centre digs into the archaeological history of Basingstoke, and the Sainsbury Gallery offers regularly changing exhibitions, workshops, talks and events.
Good public transport and ample parking. A regular bus service is available from the suburbs but driving into the centre is easy too, with a wide choice of parking options perfect to access the great pubs and restaurants in town.
Beautiful countryside on your doorstep; To the west is the North Wessex Down, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The well-known Basingstoke Canal. Opened in 1794 to carry agricultural produce from Basingstoke to London via the rivers Wey and Thames passes through wonderful countryside in Surrey and Hampshire. Great for outdoor activities; fishing, walking and canoeing.
Working in Basingstoke
Basingstoke was chosen to accommodate part of the London ‘overspill’ as part of the Greater London Plan in 1944. Formerly it was a small market town which was recorded in the Domesday Book. It remained a small market town until the 1950s.
During the 1960’s however, it began to expand rapidly. This expansion was due in part to its location which offers easy access to other towns and cities in the region; London 48 miles, Southampton 30 miles, Reading 16 miles and 19 miles from the county town of Winchester.
Nicknamed “Doughnut City” or “Roundabout City” because of the number of roundabouts in the town which aid a rapid road network.
Today, it is seen as a prosperous town, it enjoys an above-average standard of living and low unemployment.
It is an economic centre, and the location of some notable companies; the UK headquarters of Sun Life Financial of Canada, The Automobile Association, ST Ericsson, GAME, Motorola and Sony Professional Solutions (Europe).
Other industries include drug manufacturing, IT, communications, insurance and electronics.
With a number of new housing developments, a new shopping centre Festival Place and new businesses opening their doors, Basingstoke is an exciting and enterprising place to live.
Schools & Education
Educational needs are well served. Each neighbourhood in the town has at least one primary school, while secondary schools are distributed around the town on larger campuses.
The highly regarded Priory Primary School has a very good reputation and was awarded an “Outstanding” from Ofsted at its last inspection.
Basingstoke has two large further education colleges. A sixth form college, Queen Mary’s College (QMC) and Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT).
There are also many renowned Independent schools within driving distance which include Sherfield School in Sherfield on Loddon, Cheam in Headley and Lord Wandsworth in Long Sutton.
The town has a wide variety of housing styles to choose from; attractive older Victorian homes, neat terraced properties in the centre, a selection of Edwardian homes and a huge collection of properties situated on new build estates.
A Little further afield in Old Basing, you will find more rural homes, these are very sought after and prices can be high in many cases over the £1 million mark.
According to Zoopla, the average property price is £339,000. Detached homes are selling for an average of £515,000, semi’s £339,000, terraces £264,000 and apartments £198,000.
If it’s a new home you are searching for, there are a staggering 19 new developments in Basingstoke being built by a range of well-known building companies.
Click on the Zoopla link below for further information on each:
If you are renting. According to consumer pricing database Numbeo, a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre is likely to cost £882 pcm and £687 pcm further outside the town.
Popular Places to Live near Basingstoke
White & Company offer removals & storage solutions for the entire area including:
- Hartley Wintney
- Laverstoke & Freefolk
- Pamber Heath
- Sherborne St John
- St Mary Bourne
- Upper Wield & Lower Wield
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.