Move to Hull 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 Hull
Are you looking to move to Hull? Relocating to a new city is an exciting prospect but also one that will require careful planning and consideration to avoid any nasty surprises. Finding a reliable removals company you can trust to transport your precious possessions safely to your new home in Hull will be vitally important in this regard.
From humble beginnings with just a horse and cart, White and Company has evolved to become one of the best removals companies in the business. We’ve been delivering all manner of different household possessions to destinations all over the UK for the past 145 years. Our trained crew members can custom wrap your belongings and ensure their safe delivery from door-to-door.
You’ll also be happy to know that we know longer rely on horses but an extensive fleet of vehicles able to deliver to any location. So whether it be delivery to a furnished flat in the heart of the city centre or via the winding backstreets of a country lane, we have the tools to get your dream move to Hull underway.
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 Hull
Kingston up Hull, or Hull as it is most commonly referred to, is located on the Humber estuary in the East Riding of North Yorkshire and is historically one of England’s most significant maritime cities, facilitating business and trade with northern Europe.
Hull was the second most bombed location after London during the Second World War and its fishing industries and local economy suffered heavily as a result. Investment in upscaling the city and a blooming arts scene has seen this city re-emerge from the shadows and attract people from all corners of the UK to settle here.
The economy is steadily making improvements with large companies such as Siemans setting up in the city and providing local jobs. The port has also been rejuvenated and houses some of the largest super ferries in the world, which operate from Hull. Nowadays however, the industry is very much geared around the retail, chemical and health care sectors. The cost of living in Hull is relatively low compared to other cities in the UK, there are a great selection of bars and restaurants and plenty of open green spaces for recreational purposes.
Once perceived as just another gritty northern town with a dour economic outlook, Hull has reignited outside interest, in large parts thanks to its thriving arts scene. In fact, Hull is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance culturally having been named UK City of Culture 2017 and hosts Freedom Festival each year, entertaining audiences with an extensive programme of theatre, comedy and music. The Humber estuary and its canals are visually stunning as is the 35 miles of heritage coastline which can be viewed from the Humber Bridge, the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge when it opened in 1981 (now sixth), and it impressively contains its own country park.
Property prices remain well below the UK average and are a major draw for families moving to the area, with detached properties and smaller town houses being snapped up at fractional prices. The city will certainly require investment to revitalise its local economy further, however it maintains good transport links for those looking to utilise Hull as a commuter hub. The Thriving Yorkshire city
Working in Hull
As a cultural capital of the North, Hull has seen huge investment in recent years. The city has already seen the benefits and positive effects from the recent Humber Street Sesh and Freedom festivals. The neighbouring three floor Fruit Market is undergoing a massive transformation following a £700,000 cash boost from the Government Coastal Communities Fund. The development also includes new and refurbished commercial, retail and leisure space centred on Humber Street, complemented by a development of 101 new mews-style homes.
Four key sectors make up Hull’s economy. Being located on the river Humber, Ports and logistics is the largest sector. Hull hopes to become the ‘renewables capital of the UK’ over the next few years and other key industries include healthcare & technologies and food and drink. With many large companies based here such as the William Jackson Food Group, KCOM Group (internet providers) and MKM Building Supplies, there are more opportunities for employment in Hull than ever before.
The development of the C4Di centre within the Fruit Market is a world-class workspace for digital and technology companies and individuals and has helped enhance the city’s reputation as a place to do business. The Stage@TheDock also opened in August as the city’s newest outdoor venue hosting festivals and a host of entertainment events.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Hull, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Hull City Council supports 14 secondary and 71 primary schools. Historically education provision has been poor, and Hull was often at the bottom of government GCSE tables. However, since 2007, positive progress is being made and now many schools are achieving good Ofsted results. One of which is the highly regarded Malet Lambert School, which received a ‘Good’ rating from its last Ofsted inspection.
The colleges in Hull are exemplary and amongst the best in the country. The Hull York Medical School was formed as a joint venture between the local university and the University of York, as part of a government scheme to train more doctors. The University of Hull, which was founded in 1927 and received its Royal Charter in 1954 now has more than 16,000 students and around 2,500 employees, including more than 1,000 academic staff.
House prices in Hull are relatively low and properties have seen a small dip in value by 0.76% over the past year. The average property price is currently just £138,199 much lower than the overall average for the UK at £223,257.
The highest valued street is in Rise where properties sell for almost £2 million-pounds. Other in-demand areas with lower price tags are Pearson Park, Princes Avenue, Pickering Park, Anlaby Park and the Garden Village. Large detached and town houses sell for anything between £300,000-£600,000 with smaller town houses between £90,000-£300,000. Those looking to rent in and around the city centre can expect to pay between £360 and £450 for a one bedroom apartment.
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, there are currently eight new development sites spread over the city. To view a few of these see below:
Barratt Homes – Aspect
Compendium Living – The Leeway
David Wilson Homes – Aspect
Popular Places to Live Near Hull
Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Hull
- Salt 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.