Move to Coventry 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 Coventry
Lining up a move to Coventry? Moving home is an exciting prospect, but also a decision that comes with a certain amount of planning and forethought. One thing you will certainly have to start thinking about in plenty of time is how you are going to move your personal belongings.
Unless you have only a very few possessions, it is always best to instruct the services of a professional removal company to help you move to a new house. ‘Man with a van’ solutions may seem a good idea initially but can quickly backfire if ill-equipped to pack your belongings properly or if something unforeseen happens on the day which affects when you can move into your new home.
White & Company is family owned business which has been in the removals industry since 1871 and has 19 branches throughout the UK. Having moved thousands of people all over the UK, Europe and internationally we are well established in all aspects of the removals trade. As members of industry regulators, BAR, FIDI & OMNI, we adhere to the very highest standards of service.
Whether you are looking to move to Coventry or the surrounding areas of Warwickshire, our friendly staff have all the necessary training, experience and professionalism to carry out your move as efficiently as possible. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to receive a free no obligation quote today!
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 Coventry?
A historic cathedral parish, Coventry remains the 9th largest city in England but has taken its fair share of knockbacks, from the intensive Luftwaffe bombing during World War Two, to the decline of the prosperous automobile trade in the 1980s. Fear not however, for the sun does appear to be on the horizon yet again for this modest but intriguing Warwickshire city.
In recent years the local economy has flourished in the areas of research and development, benefiting from its excellent links to world class research intensive universities such as Warwick.
The stalwarts of the post-war manufacturing boom remain with the headquarters of Jaguar being located here as well as the site where London’s iconic black cabs are made. More recently in 2017 Coventry was awarded the title of UK City of Culture 2021, which will unlock a host of further opportunities for the city’s already burgeoning creative and leisure industries, as well as improving employment prospects for young people.
In 2015 the city was ranked one of the best places to live in the UK thanks to its vibrant atmosphere, affordable housing and opportunities in the workplace.
There have been some large-scale infrastructure upgrades to the city in recent years which has given the city’s grey image an uplift, with further developments and initiatives in the pipeline. To meet the city’s demand for new office space, a 37-acre development, Friargate, will be erected and is expected to create up to 15,000 jobs. The city is also very well connected and is within commutable distance of the other large Midlands cities of Birmingham, Warwick and Leicester, and is just over an hour by train to London.
Working in Coventry
Historically, Coventry was the major manufacturer of bicycles in the UK, before moving onto Automobiles. The trade suffered in the 1980s but has shown signs of recovery still remains the site of Jaguar Land Rover, which has its headquarters just two miles from the city centre in Whitley. In fact, Coventry and Warwickshire account for 10% of all automotive jobs in the country. Other major sectors are electronic equipment, machine tools, agricultural machinery, aerospace components and telecommunications equipment.
With Coventry being conveniently placed so closely to Birmingham and Warwick it is a viable commuter option for those looking for further employment opportunities further afield. The cities huge regeneration program is set to create nearly 8000 new jobs in the construction, infrastructure and educational sectors. There will also be an increase in the tourism sector too, as new sporting venues and attractions are built.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Coventry, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Coventry has 89 primary schools and 28 secondary schools and has become a hub for educational excellence. The city holds two reputable universities, The University of Coventry and The University of Warwick, and in 2016 the city was named as one of the best student cities in the world.
Many of the secondary schools in and around Coventry are specialist colleges, such as Finham Park School. The school is a teacher training establishment, and the only school in Coventry to offer studying the International Baccalaureate. Coventry Blue Coat School specialises in music, again one of only a few in the UK to do so. Bishop Ullathorne RC School specialises in humanities.
More information on researching and finding schools in the Coventry area is available here: www.coventry.gov.uk/schoolcontactdetails
House prices in Coventry have seen dip in value by 2.67% over the past year with the average asking price currently £207,491 and the price actually paid £199,735. The highest value streets are Runnymede Road, Graham Park Road and Elmfield Park where properties are selling for well over the £1 million-pound mark.
Coventry has suffered from a lack in affordable housing in recent years. As such the Council has unveiled plans to build around 25,000 new homes within the city’s boundary and a further 18,000 in Warwickshire. About 17,000 of those built within the city will be on existing brownfield sites, with the rest earmarked for green belt land, mostly in the Keresley and Eastern Green areas.
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, there are currently 7 new development sites spread over the city and surrounding areas. Below is a selection to view:
Barratt Homes – Deram Parke
Crest Nicholson – Elysian Gardens
Lagan Homes – The Orchard
Popular Places to Live Near Coventry
Below is a list of places to live in close proximity to Coventry:
- Great Packington
- Tile Hill
- Tollbar End
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.