Move to Cambridge 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 either visit your home or conduct a video survey 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, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals to Cambridge
Are you looking to move to Cambridge? Steeped in history, this beautiful cathedral city is home to one of the world’s most prestigious universities and has recently garnered attention as an internationally acknowledged centre of excellence for technology and science.
White & Company we have been relocating people to Cambridge and the surrounding areas for over 145 years.
With bespoke packing materials, an extensive fleet of vehicles capable of accessing both city centres and country lanes, and a range of storage facilities we are confident in our ability to deliver your goods.
For that added security, we are members of the industry’s leading regulators, British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, which means in the unlikely event something does go wrong you have someone to turn to.
So if you’re looking to get your move to Cambridge or to another UK location underway don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your options and receive a free no obligation quotation.
About White & Company
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners.
This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you’re moving.
Through hard work, commitment and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies.
We have 245 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Our Mission Statement
“To continue the traditions founded in 1871 by providing the quality expected by our clients; backed up by superb packing materials, highly trained crews, effective management and a genuine commitment to customer care and the environment.”
Rest assured you can trust White & Company to take care of your personal effects with care and respect from collection to delivery.
Why Move to Cambridge
Most widely renowned for being home to Cambridge University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world, the city of Cambridge itself is a bustling hub of activity which mixes history, culture and innovation in equal measure.
Settlements have existed since prehistoric times, but today Cambridge is home to a vibrant community of families, young professionals and international students with excellent schools and first-class leisure facilities.
Just under an hour away from Kings Cross station in London, Cambridge is a popular commuter city of choice for those working in the city but wanting to escape to the cosy confines of the rural countryside. Indeed, the university city has historically been a feeder of the brightest minds directly to the capital, but all that is starting to change.
Nicknamed the ‘Sillicon Fen’ due to the more than 1,000 high tech businesses based here, Cambridge has emerged as one of the fastest growing and flexible job markets in the sector. The high capacity for networking has made it easier than ever to find a business partner or investor and commercial rents are lower than the capital, making it easier for start-ups and small businesses to grow.
As you can imagine with a city boasting such a large student population, the city is not all work and no play either. There are no shortage of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and theatres to revel and play in. The Strawberry Fair music and arts festival and Midsummer Fairs are popular events held on Midsummer Common, as is the annual Cambridge Beer Festival.
Beautiful green opens spaces make it a great place to walk along at any time of year, with plenty of great weather providing ample opportunity to punt, picnic or swim.
On the flip side, property prices continue to rise and are not far off that of London. A large and ever-increasing student population has also increased demand for affordable properties and so it might not be the best place for families looking to upscale.
The huge influx of tourists can also become irksome, particularly over the summer months. If, however you’re looking for somewhere cosmopolitan in character, with great educational opportunities and endless leisure opportunities, you can’t go too far wrong with Cambridge.
Working in Cambridge
Cambridge is said to be growing faster than China and while thankfully its population isn’t quite in the same neck of the woods, it certainly has a diverse economy, playing host to booming sectors such as research & development, pharmaceuticals, software consultancy, high value engineering, and various creative industries.
The area has a resident population of around 265,000 people, 180,000 employee jobs and over 10,000 businesses. These numbers are set to continue to rise further as Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire councils roll out plans for the future.
Proposed new housing developments are in the works with plans for thousands of new homes, which will in turn bring an estimated 44,000 more jobs into the area.
The city’s workers enjoy average earnings of £40,000-a-year, far higher than elsewhere in the country, and unemployment is one of the lowest.
The workforce is also very well educated with more than 40% of the workforce possessing a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Cambridge, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise.
Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Of course, the first thing anyone thinks of when you mention ‘Cambridge’ is its world-renowned University. Founded way back in 1209 and known globally as one of the top five universities in the world, its reputation speaks for itself.
Throw in the Cambridge campus of the Anglia Ruskin university and this amounts to a student population which makes up one-fifth of the entire town.
Its not all about the universities here neither.
State schools are administered by Cambridgeshire County Council, which maintains 251 schools in total and they are mostly of a very good standard, with a large number excelling during Ofsted inspections.
Spinney Primary School and Swavesey Village College are both cases in point which have received very positive reviews.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the Cambridge area is available here: https://www.isc.co.uk/schools/england/cambridgeshire/cambridge/
Due to its excellent location and superb transport links with the capital, Cambridge generally comes with a high price tag. The average property price in Cambridge is currently £474,929, representing a 1.49 per cent decrease over the past year.
Sought after and up market areas with high demand for property include Trumpington Road and Babraham Road.
For a nice family suburban area just four miles southeast of the city, it is worth considering Cherry Hinton. The area houses some large detached and semi-detached properties at reasonable prices, boasts excellent bus links to the city centre where most work and has good local schools, including Cherry Hinton C of E Primary School, among others.
The average house price in Cambridge is £453,813
There remain some attractive and cheaper options for those willing to branch a little further out from the city, or perhaps for those who do not rely on a commute to London.
Villages such as Linton, where the average property price is around £329,045, are around nine miles from the city. The areas of Jesus Green and Romsey Town also have some more affordable nice-looking properties.
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, you will have plenty of choice. There are currently 12 new development sites located across Cambridge, to view some of these, see below:
Barratt Homes – Northstowe
Barratt Homes – Trumpington Meadows
Bovis Homes – Paragon at Great Kneighton
Popular Places to Live in Cambridge
Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Cambridge
- Great Chesterford
- Hemingford Abbots
- Swaffham Bulbeck
- Swaffham Prior
- West Wratting
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.
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