Removals Colchester

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With White & Company, moving to or around Colchester is simple. Complete our online form or phone 01206 803623 for a free moving quotation.

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Wolseley Road, Kempston, Bedford. MK42 7EF





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Moving with Us in 4 Easy Steps!

1 Survey

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.

2 Quote

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.

3 Packing

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.

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Removals to Colchester

Are you looking to relocate to Colchester or the surrounding areas? Moving to a new area or home can be an exciting and rewarding time but is not without its fair share of challenges. Recent studies suggest moving home can even be more stressful than divorce.

Moving with White & Company need not be an ordeal however. Having been relocating people in the Colchester area and across numerous destinations throughout the UK and internationally, we like to think we know a thing or two about removals. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand throughout the process, from packing your belongings with bespoke materials to delivery and unboxing at your destination.

In the unlikely event that something goes amiss, you can rest assured that White & Company, as founder members of the industry regulator, the British Association of Removers, will have all the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to make your move stress-free.

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 Colchester

As Britain’s first Roman city, Colchester enjoys a varied and interesting history with links to riots and sieges. In later years it became an army barracks town and in 1884 the town even experienced an earthquake measuring at 4.7 magnitude on the Richter scale! Thankfully in modern times, Colchester is a lot more peaceful and is considered to be one of the safest places to live in the UK.

Neatly nestled in an enviable position on the door step of Dedham Dale, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Colchester’s proximity to the sea and stunning Essex countryside make it an excellent place to escape from all the pressures of working life. Its excellent train connections render it a viable commuter hub also. By rail you can reach London in under an hour, Ipswich in 20 minutes and Chelmsford in 25 minutes. Colchester is an incredibly well connected city with Stanstead airport just 30 miles away.

In terms of working opportunities, Colchester has a lot going for it with the cathedral city fast becoming a tech hub not just the East but the UK at large. Owing to key investments in the digital infrastructure Colchester is one of the fastest connected locations across the EU (top 11%) and is fast becoming a magnet for creative, digital and IT businesses. The city is also attracting disillusioned London renters and frustrated first time buyers with its wealth of fashionable new developments. In 2015/16 the build rate accounted for 15% of all new housing in the entire county.

Colchester boasts a fantastic range of local amenities, good schools and attractions, including one of the best zoos in the country. Whether you’re an oysters and wine connoisseur or a sunbed dweller, there’s a lifestyle for just about everyone in this burgeoning market town.

Working in Colchester

Traditionally, the towns first main industry was wool which was in great demand and exported worldwide. Leather was also important in Colchester’s early economic development along with grain, and its famous oysters. In the latter part of the 19th century, engineering became the mainstay of the economy and paved the way for the steam engine.

Today Colchester and the surrounding area is currently undergoing significant regeneration. Eastern parts of the UK are growing faster than any other area and it has been predicted that around 15,000 new employment opportunities are set to be created in line with this regeneration.  As well as employment opportunities in the military such as engineering, logistics and medical professions, other areas of work include accountancy, health, legal services and building surveyance.

Perhaps the biggest development however is the town’s emergence as a tech hub for the UK, capable of challenging Cambridge, Edinburgh and other major UK cities for the mantle of digital innovator. Showcasing so called ‘smart city’ innovations and with keys strengths in marketing, gaming, digital media and data analytics, it is hoped key infrastructure investments will further unlock growth and job opportunities in the area.

General Information

Once you have relocated to your new home in Colchester, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.

Things to do in Colchester

The town is full of historical intrigue. The only known Roman Circus is in Colchester, complete with its very own chariot-racing arena, which was discovered in 2005 and is believed to have been built in the early 2nd century AD.

Colchester Zoo is listed as the 11th best zoo in the world with hundreds of animals, insects, birds and much more to explore up close and personal. The zoo offers daily displays and educational activities for children of all ages and is an excellent place to come to and share a picnic.

For a touch of retail therapy, the town centre has historic lanes lined with boutique outlets, as well as some modern contemporary shopping arcades too. Being a historical market town, in the centre you will find its regular Friday and Saturday market. Here you can buy items such as hand-crafted jewellery, giftware, fashion, hardware, CDs and records. For the foodies, the market has fresh fish, bakery and meat stalls and plenty of street food such as Spanish, Caribbean and of course, the good old Yorkshire pudding.

For a seaside escape, the coast is a mere 20 minutes away. Walton-on-the-Naze offers a great day out with the family. The pier was erected in 1830 and is one of the oldest of its kind in the UK. It remains a popular attraction to this day, with amusements and funfair rides in a hangar-type building.

For more ideas on things to see and do in Colchester visit: https://www.visitcolchester.com/things-to-do

Property prices In Colchester

 

 

Colchester has a huge selection of property types from traditional Edwardian, Georgian and Victorian properties to more modern style apartments and developments which have been erected as part of the city’s ongoing regeneration projects.

 

 

One of the more hotly sought-after areas is Lexden, where within the space of a few hundred yards there are two 400-year-old watermills which are both now private residences, a 100-year-old iron bridge and two nature reserves. There are a wide range of properties in the area from bungalows to large detached, all of which generally hold their prices well. Other popular areas are Stanway, West Bergholt and Nayland, where some of the homes for sale fetch well over £1m.

 

 

Currently the average property price is £317,000 and over the past year values have dropped very slightly by 0.26%. According to the latest statistics provided by property experts, Zoopla, you can expect to pay approximately £456,000 for a detached four bed home and around £180,000 for a modern one bedroomed apartment.

Popular Places to Live near Colchester

Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Colchester

 

Abberton

West Bergholt

Great Horkesley

Ardleigh

Alresford

Peldon

Boxted

Dedham

Great Tey

Nayland

Great Bentley

East Bergholt

Tiptree

Bures

Tolleshunt Knights

Mistley

Kelvedon

Earls Colne

Boxford

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