Move to Lowestoft 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 Lowestoft
Are you looking to move to Lowestoft? This sparkling fishing port is home to sandy Blue Flag beaches, winding waterways and a large stock of affordable housing. If that hasn’t filled you with wanderlust, the Suffolk town is also ideally placed for exploring the stunning Norfolk broads.
If you are in the process of selling your home and moving to Lowestoft, you will shortly have to start thinking about how you are going to move your household furniture and possessions.
With over 145 years’ servicing the removals needs of the Suffolk and Norfolk communities, White & Company is ideally placed to carry out your move. Our hard-working experienced crews will do all the packing and heavy lifting for you, leaving you to get on with any other important issues that need your attention. We can also provide you with storage facilities should you require it.
We will send one of our trained professionals to your home so that we can provide you with an accurate quotation and anticipate anything that may require special attention. This informal meeting will also provide you with an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
To get your move underway or merely to enquire about one of our services, don’t hesitate to get in contact today and speak with one of our friendly customer service team members.
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 Lowestoft?
Perched on the blustery cliffs of the Suffolk Coast, Lowestoft is Suffolk’s second largest town and the most easterly in the UK — which means it has the immense privilege of being the first to see sunrise! The town is a firm favourite among holidaymakers, with award-winning Blue Flag beaches where you can ride horses, build sandcastles and enjoy all the sights and smells of the Great British seaside.
There is no shortage of green spaces either. Lake Lothing runs through the middle of the town and contains Lowestoft Harbour which provides easy access via Oulton Broad and Oulton Dyke to the River Waveney and the Norfolk Broads. There are also plenty of opportunities for shoppers, with many high street retailers having stores in this area. Some special shopping areas have been designated, including The Historic High Street and the Triangle Market Place to the north.
Not only is it a great place to visit but it’s also a great place to stay. There is a low demand for second homes in the area, compared with slightly more illustrious and secluded neighbours such as Southwold, which means housing is far more affordable. Winding waterways, quirky cinemas and colourful beach huts all combine to make this a charming place to raise a family or simply get a foot on the property ladder.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Lowestoft, 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 Lowestoft
Far from being just another dreary washed up seaside town there is all manner of things to see and to in Lowestoft, including two piers, a zoo, and even an award-winning theme park.
The town has a beautiful blue flag beach, making it a perfect day out for the family. Take a walk along the promenade and enjoy the views, pretty beach huts, the pier, miles of sand and traditional fish and chip shops. Pakefield Riding School is a must visit which allows for riding horses along the beach (like something out of a Llyods TV Ad!).
To the south of the town is the Africa Alive! wildlife park and to the west, the woodland walks of Carlton Marshes nature reserve. The town’s highly rated Marina Theatre offers an excellent programme of West End shows and is home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Take a drive and enjoy the pretty villages and towns, which surround Lowestoft, such as Aldeburgh, Beccles and Bungay. The Suffolk Coast, including the Victorian seafront gardens are the perfect place to explore come rain or shine. Pay a visit to the Oulton Broad which offers year-round water sports, little cafes and riverside restaurants, or for a serious case of wanderlust, venture further afield to the stunning Broads national park.
Schools & Education
Lowestoft has a number of primary schools, including four 11–16 high schools. Some of the best primary institutions include Carlton Colville, Poplars Community and Roman Hill.
The town has a total of four high schools. Some of the best include East Point Academy and the Benjamin Britten High School. East Point Academy is Lowestoft’s top performing high school. In its Autumn 2016 assessment Ofsted rated it as good with outstanding leadership and management. Pakefield High School (for under 16s) has also been rated as Good by Ofsted.
For those willing to venture slightly further afield, Sir John Leman High School in nearby Beccles has also been rated as moving from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’.
Post–16 education is provided at Lowestoft Sixth Form College, which opened in September 2011 as part of the school reorganisation, and Lowestoft College which provides a range of academic and vocational courses.
For more information on researching and finding schools and colleges in the Lowestoft area consult the School Guide.
Working in Lowestoft
Although traditionally a fishing port, the local economy is now geared more around the gas, oil and renewable energy industries. Other major traditional employers included the Eastern Coach Works and engineering and ship building companies clustered around the harbour.
Today, major local employers include the well-known brand Birds Eye frozen foods, which employs 700 workers. Hoseasons, the self-catering, UK Holiday specialist is also a large employer for the area.
In April 2009, Associated British Ports announced that Lowestoft harbour was to become the operations centre for the 500 MW Greater Gabbard wind farm. Now completed, it is one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms.
Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone was launched in April 2012. The zone, developed by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, has been focussed on further developing the energy sector, initially by using tax incentives, simplified planning regulations and the provision of improved broadband internet services.
Property Prices in Lowestoft
Lowestoft has an assortment of properties however, by far the most common type of housing available in the district are terraced homes which make up little over 45 per cent of the housing stock. Unlike some of its neighbours, properties are also competitively priced.
The average property price across the whole of the Lowestoft area is currently £194,000. You can expect to pay approximately £267,000 for a detached property, £183,000 for a semi-detached, £137,000 for a terraced home and £116,000 for a two bedroomed apartment.
One of the least expensive streets to live on is Peddars Way, where flats and terraces are conveniently located near three local schools. The average price for property on this street is £54,000.
One of the most expensive streets to live on in Lowestoft is Broadview Road, where beautiful water-front detached homes go for an average price of £560,000. Most homes on this street have their own boat docks that lead down to Lake Lothing.
Popular Places to Live near Lowestoft
White & Company offers local removals and storage in:
- Burgh St Peter
- Kirby Cane
- Norton Subcourse
- Thwaite St Mary
- Toft Monks
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.