Move to Norwich 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 Norwich
If you are relocating to the city of Norwich, one of the first things you will need to organise is the transferring of your belongings to your new home.
The removals industry is notoriously busy in the run up to the school summer holidays with many families wanting to be settled in their new home for September and the start of the new school year.
As such many relocators’ diaries are fully booked weeks, or even months in advance.
It’s a good idea therefore to plan ahead and ensure you have a reliable but flexible removals company booked in.
At White & Company, irrespective of size and distance, your move will be handled with respect and care. A large proportion of our business is generated by word of mouth, which we feel is the best confirmation of good service.
We’re aware that no two moves are the same and so tailor our packing materials, storage solutions and vehicles to match the demands of your move.
For that extra added security, we are founder members of the industry’s leading regulators, British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, which means in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you have someone to turn to.
So whether you’re looking to get your move to Norwich underway, or are simply moving down the road, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to discuss your options and receive a free no obligation quote.
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 Norwich
The only English city set within a National Park, Norwich is a medieval city with a navigable network of peaceful rivers providing easy access to both sea and the Norfolk Broads.
You are never far from rolling hills, towering trees, or long stretches of award winning beaches. It was these qualities that historically made it an important hub for trade and manufacturing before transitioning into a service-based economy.
The city was voted one of the top ten safest cities to live in the UK in a survey conducted by the Telegraph, which along with the sterling reputation of the University of East Anglia, has made Norwich the destination of choice for many families.
The city is a cost-effective and prosperous place to live with low levels of unemployment, excellent job prospects and a thriving small and independent business sector. Unlike other areas of the UK, the majority of residents work in the city itself which adds a strong community feel.
Competitive wages are also advantageous in a city which has been ranked in the top ten UK destinations for shoppers with a treasure trove of shopping centres, department stores, independent stores and boutiques in the quaint Lanes and Timber Hill.
In fact, leisure time is rarely dull in Norwich which boasts a thriving cultural arts scene and a large number of trendy restaurants, independent book shops and cosy cafes.
In 2012 Norwich was even designated England’s first UNESCO city of literature. The only thing that has really let the city down in the past has been its transport links, but this is now changing following the completion of the A11 carriageway at Elvedon and other important infrastructure updates in the city centre.
This rapidly expanding city certainly has a lot going for it and property prices are again on the rise in 2018.
With some of the safest streets in Britain, great quality schools and beautiful green space son your doorstop, it comes as no surprise that many are now turning their attention East.
Working in Norwich
Norwich’s economy was historically manufacturing based, with a large shoemaking industry, but this changed during the 1980s & 1990s when the city transitioned into a service-based economy.
The city’s economy is estimated to have been £7.4 billion in 2011, with business and financial services, public services retail, manufacturing and tourism being the largest sectors.
A new study suggests the level of growth in the city’s economic output over the coming months is likely to put it in the top 10 fastest-growing places in the UK.
Norwich has long been associated with the manufacture of mustard. Founded in 1814, the Coleman brand has a plant at Carrow, 2 miles from the centre of town and employs a large workforce.
This well know brand is now exported all over the world. There are a number of other blossoming sectors such as digital innovations in food science and agri-tech, as well as more traditional industries such as insurance, with Aviva housing two of its offices in the city and surrounding region.
There is a series of upcoming development plans which have the potential to generate economic growth and create further jobs. One of these is going to be at The Norwich Research Park, a community of independent research organisations with world leading science credentials, located just outside the city.
Over the next 15 years, a £26 million expansion of the Park has been proposed, It’s thought up to 5,000 jobs could be created by the plans for the site close to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and the University of East Anglia.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Norwich, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Norwich has a wide selection of 56 primary schools and 13 secondary schools. The city’s eight independent schools include Norwich School and the Norwich High School for Girls. There are also five special schools. There are three further education colleges: Access to Music, Easton & Otley College, and City College Norwich.
Norwich has two universities, the University of East Anglia and Norwich University of the Arts, with around 15,000 students attending, a high number of which are from overseas.
Angel Road Infant School
Angel Road Junior School
CfBT Education Trust Trading As Include
Kett Sixth Form College
Sewell Park College
Sprowston Community High School
The Parkside School, Norwich
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the Norwich area is available here: https://www.schoolguide.co.uk/best-schools-in/Norwich.
Some of the most beautiful examples of Georgian style homes can be found in Norwich. There are 136 homes which are still owned by the Cathedral and rarely come onto the market. When they do, however, prices are high and so is demand. Other popular streets in the city are Lime Tree Road and Beech Road where homes regularly the £1,000,000 mark.
The average property price in Norwich is currently £271,000 and you can expect to pay around £360-405,000 for a good-sized family home. Statistics for the area indicate a very small rise in the value of homes by 0.14% over the past year.
The area known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, situated between the Earlham and Newmarket roads, has long been a popular relocation destination in the area and frequently has a number of great terraced and semi-detached properties on the market. Popular with families and young professionals alike, it has a great mix of independent bars and restaurants, established bus connections, as well as being close to Heigham school, which is well regarded by Ofsted.
Due to the areas closeness to local amenities and perceived affluence it is slightly more pricier than other areas with average asking prices of around £400,000. There are also some great properties in and around the city centre with many new builds being built on disused land and converted 19th century properties.
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, you will have plenty of choice. There are currently 13 new development sites located across Norwich. To view some see the selection below:
Bovis Homes – Woodland Park
David Wilson Homes – Bure Meadow
David Wilson Homes – Clements Gate
Popular Places to Live Near Norwich
Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Norwich
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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.