Moving 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 Gateshead
Are you looking to relocate to Gateshead? Moving home is not something we do on a regular basis with there often being a few years between each move.
As such, we can often lose sight of the number of belongings we accumulate on the way and come time to relocate there is lots to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removals company is crucial. White & Company are a family-owned business with over 150 years’ servicing the Gateshead community.
We offer a tailor made, reliable and professional service at a competitive price. Our trained crews have tackled all sorts of challenges and can wrap, pack, and transport your personal belongings with minimum fuss and delay.
Should you require it, White & Company can offer storage of some or all your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Gateshead. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway do not hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
Why Move to Gateshead?
Gateshead is a town in the county of Tyne and Wear, on the southern bank of the River Tyne and sits directly opposite the large City of Newcastle upon Tyne. The town is joined by seven bridges spanning across the great River Tyne, including the award willing Gateshead Millennium Bridge. As well as this landmark structure, the architectural heritage in the town is well known, with sights such as the Angel of the North and the Baltic Centre located here.
Constantly changing whilst preserving its fascinating heritage, and like its neighbour over the river, Gateshead has created an attractive riverside regeneration area that includes new apartments, arts institutions and food and drinks venues. The towns surrounding suburbs offer a great mix of town and country with two thirds of the borough being rural and dotted with small villages such as Kibblesworth, Sunniside, Chopwell and High Spen.
In contrast, there are also smaller urban centres and busy employment areas such as Blaydon, Whickham and Felling as well as good access to the main A1, a means by which many residents commute. Having great travel connections by virtue of the accessibility of the main road network of the Northeast region and the Metro Rail system, you also gain easy access to the whole of the Northeast and beyond.
Gateshead was built on traditional industries of mining and heavy engineering. However today, jobs in Gateshead are strongest in the sectors of health, retail, business, and finance. If you are searching for work here, head to the Baltic Business Quarter where a range of engineering and financial businesses operate.
The ultimate retail destination, Gateshead is the home of the Metro Centre, the largest shopping centre and entertainment complex in the European Union. Consisting of over 200 stores, 42 places to eat and a 12 screen Odeon cinema, which features a VIP lounge, as well as an IMAX screen, it has become the best place in the region to meet friends and relax.
In the past, Gateshead has been looked upon as Newcastle’s poor neighbour, but no longer. This vibrant town has all the major amenities any large city can offer; a thriving industrial, commercial, and retail centre with excellent leisure and entertainment facilities, but it still manages to maintain its northern reputation for friendliness and small-town community feel.
Gateshead Schools & Education
Schools in Gateshead fall under the Gateshead Local Education Authority.
The percentage of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs is currently at 42.2%. This is higher than the National Average which is currently 39.8%, according to DfE School Performance Tables 2018/19. Performance figures for 20/21 are harder to obtain since Covid 19 has disrupted education.
The town has an abundance of “outstanding” rated primary schools among which are the Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Brandling Primary School and Brighton Avenue Primary School.
There is also a good choice of high performing secondary schools in the area. Cardinal Hume Catholic School, a mainstream, state funded co-ed senior school has managed to achieve the highest rating of “outstanding” following its last Government Ofsted inspection.
For families with children who have disabilities and need help with learning, the Dryden School in Gateshead is a special school for students aged between 11-19 who have severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. The school has a rating of “outstanding” from Ofsted.
Older children can attend one of two colleges in the town which offer further education; Emmanuel College and Grace College, both have excellent reputations as well as providing a good choice of courses to its students.
Things to do in Gateshead
There’s lots of things to see and do for the family in Gateshead and beyond its boundary. Here are a few local attractions you may like to visit:
Saltwell Park – Opened in 1876, it is one of Britain’s finest examples of a Victorian park and a perfect place for the whole family to enjoy. It’s historical and peaceful grounds have earned many awards such as Green Flag and Britain’s best park.
Gateshead Heritage Centre – Set in the former historic St. Mary’s Church, is the place to find out more information on the history and regeneration of Gateshead, the Quays, and the church itself. You can purchase souvenirs, gifts, and unique quality crafts, all in the tranquil atmosphere of this beautiful former church.
The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – Established in a converted flour mill on the south bank of the River Tyne and hosted the 2011 Turner Prize. It has become a major international centre for contemporary art. BALTIC has no permanent collection, providing instead an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions and events that give a unique and compelling insight into contemporary artistic practice.
Once you’ve explored the top-class restaurants, attractions and nightlife in Gateshead, travel a short distance beyond the city centre to uncover the delights of Newcastle City. Said to be one of the most dynamic cities in the north, Newcastle lays claim to a rich history, culture and a wild nightlife.
The town has a very busy property market for both buyers, sellers, and investors.
A considerable amount of its housing stock is turn of the century Victorian or post-war built three and four-bedroom houses. Many of these homes have been either renovated and kept as large individual dwellings or sub-divided into flats.
There are a huge number of suburbs to suit all personal circumstances whether you need to be close to a good school, train stations or shopping areas.
New homes close to the river and the centre of town are popular with young professionals whilst older neighbourhoods such as Felling, Kibblesworth, Harlow Green tend to attract families.
Property prices are also extremely affordable with the average price paid for a home standing at £155,783 in December 2021 according to Zoopla.
Property in Gateshead is on average £68,000 less expensive than Newcastle. With the Quayside and Low Fell areas featuring the highest priced homes.
Popular Places to Live Near Gateshead
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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.