Move to Carlisle 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, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals to Carlisle
Are you looking to move to Carlisle? The city has recently been named the most contented place in Britain and has some of the most affordable properties on the market. If you are arranging a move to the city, you’ll need to acquire the services of a reliable removals company to help transport your furniture and belongings safely and securely to your new home.
White & Company have been moving people to the area and other destinations either side of the border for more than 145 years. We offer a personal, reliable and professional service at a competitive price. For extra piece of mind, we are also founder members of the industry’s leading regulators, the British Association of Removers, FIDI and OMNI, and must undergo regular audits and adhere to the highest standards of the industry.
Here at White & Company we also understand that no two moves are the same. We offer personalised services with purpose-made packing materials, a range of storage solutions and an extensive fleet of vehicles capable of delivering your goods to any location. So if you’re ready to get your move underway don’t hesitate to get in touch to receive a free written no obligation quotation.
About White & Company
White & Company has 16 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 240 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 Carlisle
Situated a mere 10 miles shy of the Scottish border, Carlisle is an English cathedral city and historical fortress with rich heritage and breath-taking countryside surroundings. Nicknamed the ‘Great Border City’, Carlisle’s compact feel and strategic location places it high on the list of house hunters, particularly families in search of affordable properties, good job prospects and a close-knit community. Its close proximity to the Lake District, high fells and stretches of stunning coastline make it a destination of choice for those who love getting out and exploring the great outdoors.
The city centre itself has tons to offer too. The local economy continues to expand year-on-year, with its locational advantages and skilled workforce helping to power thriving engineering, manufacturing and logistics industries. Large names such as Pirelli, McVities and Eddie Stobart transport all have their bases in Carlisle. Future expansion also includes lofty plans to grow into a major university city with one of Britain’s brightest new campuses for the University of Cumbria based within the city’s limits. To cope with this demand the Carlisle District Local Plan (2015-2030) is set to further embark on an impressive development project which will see housing growth on an unprecedented scale, with a view to encouraging further investment in the future.
Carlisle has great transport connections both by road via the M6 and by rail, you can reach London in less than 3 and half hours and Glasgow in an hour. For journeys further afield, Newcastle airport is just one hour away by car. The city’s own airport has recently benefited from a multimillion-pound investment which it is thought will lead to the introduction of domestic passenger flights in the not so distant future. Whether you are looking to get on the housing ladder, or you are considering an escape to the countryside, Carlisle boasts endless potential.
Working in Carlisle
Historically, Carlisle’s main economic output as an industrial city in the North of England was through its textile mills, engineering works and food manufacturers. Today it is the commercial, industrial and cultural focus for north Cumbria. According to official statistics from Nomis, employment in Carlisle stood at 76.5 percent for the year to Jun 2017.
Primarily a service economy, the largest employers are in the sectors of customer service, retail sales assistants, consultants and managers, operations and logistics, administration and healthcare. United Biscuits factory is based in the city, the makers of McVitie’s Ginger Nuts and Carrs water biscuits, as is the logistics-based business, the Stobart Group.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Carlisle, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Which school to send your child to will be an important factor when weighing up a move to a new city. Carlisle has a number of great schools in the local area with the best secondary schools situated in the east of the city and an even spread of good primary schools throughout. The three best schools are, ST Margaret Mary Catholic School, Warwick Bridge Primary and Caldew Lea Primary.
Carlisle has 10 secondary schools. According to the SchoolGuide.co.uk, the top three are Lime House School, Queen Elizabeth Grammar school and Austin Friars School.
In terms of higher education provisions, the city has lofty ambitions to become a university city. The University of Cumbria has four campuses in Carlisle offering a wide range of degree courses. Carlisle College is the only further education establishment based in the town.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the Carlisle area is available here: https://www.schoolguide.co.uk
Carlisle Property Prices
Of course one of the major draws to Carlisle and the Cumbria region is price. The average property price in Carlisle is currently a very reasonable £159,000. Statistics for the area indicate a drop in the value of homes by 3.11% over the past year. For a 4-bedroom family sized home you can expect to pay around £256,000.
Finding a property in Carlisle will depend upon your personal circumstances. Eden and Stanwix possess some great Victorian terraces and 1930s/40s style semi-detached properties are generally more suited to families with children, whereas the areas of Warwick Road and Newtown Road have some lovely two-bed terraces of varying ages perfect for first time buyers. There are some trendy open and light apartments which have been converted from old mills and have some interesting features such as exposed bricks and high ceilings which will appeal to young professionals.
For a different kind of Dalston to the popular but overcrowded area of East London, try Cumbria’s edition just south-west of the city. Dalston is a rural village with a wide variety of excellent semi-detached properties and even some converted barns. There are two popular schools in the area; St. Michaels Primary School and Caldew Secondary School which has over a thousand pupils. The average house price in Dalston is £216782.
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, there are currently 3 new development sites located across Carlisle, to view see below:
Homes By Esh – Suttle gardens
Lovell Partnerships (North West) – New Acres
Story Homes – Edenholme Park
Popular Places to Live near Carlisle
White & Company offer removals & storage solutions for the entire area, including:
- Temple Sowerby
- Broughton Moor
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.