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.
Cambridge Removals Company for the Local Area
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 have been relocating people to Cambridge and the surrounding areas for over 150 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, the 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 are looking to get your move to Cambridge or to another UK location underway do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your options and receive a free, no obligation quotation.
White & Company has nineteen 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 are moving.
Through hard work, commitment, and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies.
We have 265 specialist vehicles, fully trained and security-cleared removals staff and nineteen storage locations across the UK.
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 ‘Silicon Fen’ due to the more than 1,000 high-tech businesses based here, Cambridge has emerged as one of the fastest-growing, 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, it is not all work and no play either.
There is no shortage of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs, and theatres to revel and play in.
The Strawberry Fair Music & Arts Festival and Midsummer Fairs are popular events held on Midsummer Common, as is the annual Cambridge Beer Festival.
Beautiful green open spaces combined with the river Cam make Cambridge a beautiful place to walk at any time of year, providing many opportunities 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 are looking for somewhere cosmopolitan in character, with great educational opportunities and endless leisure opportunities, you cannot 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.
Cambridge 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.
But it is not all about the universities here either.
State schools are administered by Cambridgeshire County Council, which maintains 251 schools in total and they are mostly of a particularly good standard, with a considerable number excelling during Ofsted inspections.
Spinney Primary School and Swavesey Village College are both cases in point which have received incredibly positive reviews.
Parkside Community College is an excellent choice for the 11–19-year age group. The school performs to “outstanding” levels reports Ofsted.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the Cambridge area is available here:
Due to its excellent location, superb transport links and proximity to the capital, Cambridge property prices are generally high.
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.
There remains a selection of attractive and cheaper options for those willing to branch a little further out from the city, or for those who do not need to rely on a commute to London.
Villages such as Linton, where the average property price is in line with the National average.
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 choices.
There are several developments in the area with many builders offering some very enticing incentives such as help with Stamp Duty and part purchase deals.
Popular Places to Live in Cambridge
- Great Shelford
- Papworth Everard