Move to Gloucester 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 Gloucester
Are you eyeing up a move to the Gloucester? With idyllic countryside settings and beautiful period properties on the market it is not hard to see why many are swapping the urban rush for a more relaxed life in and around the Cotswolds.
Wherever you are moving to or from, you are likely to require the services of a reputable removals company who can move your personal belongings to your new home stress free. At White & Company we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our services to match the needs of our clients. By choosing a long-established family owned company with over 145 years in the industry, you can rest assured that we have the skills and professionalism to carry out your move with care and precision.
If you are moving to Gloucester or any other UK destination and require the assistance of a reputable removals firm be sure to give White & Company a call to discuss your options and receive a free no obligation survey.
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 Gloucester
Nestled neatly on the River Severn, between the Welsh border and the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, Gloucester is a charming county town, famed for its historic architecture, golden stone cottages and mouth-watering array of tea shops, restaurants and Great British pubs. Consumer group Which? recently conducted a survey which saw Gloucester rank fifth in a list of desirable UK relocation destinations based on its affordable property prices, access to child care and good local primary schools.
Unlike other urban centres, Kings Square in the centre of the city is a well-planned, traffic-free place to shop with lots of the cities’ former manufacturing warehouses now transformed into trendy hangouts. The centre is currently undergoing a £4.3million redevelopment along with the historic inland docks to create future opportunities which the Council says will boost the local economy and attract more visitors. Indeed, the business sector is already thriving and continues to grow with the region holding a favourable status among financial and technology companies operating outside of the capital. Gloucester is also an important sporting location for the UK, having been the host venue for several games at the 2015 Rugby World cup.
Close to the M5 motorway and with excellent rail links as well as road, Gloucester is easily connected to the midlands and southwest through the M4 corridor. By train you can reach Bristol and Birmingham in 50 minutes, Cardiff in just over and hour and London in under 2 hours. With idyllic countryside surroundings on your doorstop, overlooked by the Cotswolds and excellent job prospects its not hard to see why many are now looking to call this city home. Property prices are also more affordable than neighbouring Oxfordshire with quirky cottages and large period properties offering great returns.
Working in Gloucester
Gloucester’s economy is largely dominated by the service industries these days with a strong financial and business services sector. Now part of Lloyds TSB, Cheltenham and Gloucester is a major provider of jobs and economic growth in the region. The city’s manufacturing roots are still very much alive however with internationally renowned companies such as Messier-Dowty, Du Pont and BTR Permali based locally.
In 2018, the biggest employers are in the sectors of health and social work, retail and vehicle repair, administration, education and manufacturing. Some of the largest companies based in the area are Direct Wines, NHS Gloucestershire, BAE and Horizon Nuclear Power. The region is also very self-sufficient with over 83% of county residents work within Gloucestershire.
The city has also been identified by the South West of England Regional Development Agency as a centre for the region’s developing medical instrumentation industry and is subject to plans for further inward investment from countries overseas, including the USA. Gloucester also enjoys a long and celebrated history in the aerospace business.
There has also been £700 million of investment in regeneration projects which have inspired growth. Not only has there been improvements in infrastructure, but the old Gloucester prison development includes the building of 202 new apartments. This regeneration has created much needed employment and investment opportunities as well as attracting more residents into the area.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Gloucester, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
There is a good choice of schools, colleges and universities serving Gloucester. Based on their latest Ofsted inspections, three of the most highly rated primary schools in the city were St Mary’s Catholic, Hillview and Kingsholm CofE. Secondary schools who rated highly also were The Milestone, Sir Thomas Rich’s and High School for Girls.
The University of Gloucestershire is a public university based in Gloucestershire, England. It is located over three campuses, with two in Cheltenham and one in Gloucester, namely Francis Close Hall, The Park and Oxstalls and a Centre for Fashion, Art and Photography in Cheltenham.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the Gloucester area is available here: https://www.schoolguide.co.uk
You will find a variety of properties for sale in and around the city with lots of great villages within easy access also. In the central area of town, close to the cathedral, there are still a few pretty Georgian and Victorian homes, but in recent years, many have been converted into apartments. The average property price in Gloucester is currently £237,000. Statistics for the area indicate a very small drop in the value of homes by 0.04% over the past year. For a 4-bedroom family sized home you can expect to pay around £355,000.
The leafy suburban areas of Linden, Upton St Leonards, Longlevens and Tuffley contain some stunning green spaces and maintain excellent links with good local schools and are as such the more expensive and desired locations. Quedegeley is a popular area with commuting young professionals, just a few miles outside of the city centre. As well as being well connected by public transport to the centre it boats a good range of local amenities and easy access to the Sharpness Canal, perfect for an evening stroll or walk with the dog.
Quedgeley sits a few miles to the southwest of Gloucester City centre, along the River Severn. An area popular with commuters, Quedgeley is well connected with road access and a bus service. Many helpful amenities in the area include a library, post office and shopping centre. Easy access to the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal means an amazing opportunity for cycling and walking. The average house price in Quedgeley is currently £211729.
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, you will have plenty of choice. There are currently 9 new development sites located across Gloucester, to view some of these, see below:
Bovis Homes – Coopers Edge
Crest Nicholson – Hunts Grove Gate
David Wilson Homes – Sunningend View
Popular Places to Live near Gloucester
Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Gloucester:
- Frampton Cotterell
- Dursley Stroud
- Bishop’s Cleeve
- Staple Hill
- Tetbury Cotswold
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.