Move to Peterborough 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 Peterborough
Do you need a moving company who covers the city of Peterborough? With so many removal companies to choose from and each offering different services, it can be overwhelming just deciding what service you require? Everyone has different ideas about what a removal service looks like, but most will look for a company offering value for money, expertise and a solid reputation.
One things for sure, whatever your reason for moving, it will require careful planning to ensure everything runs smoothly. White & Company have been moving families in the area for over 145 years and have the skills and expertise to carry out just about any move. Whether you are moving to a larger home, downsizing, or relocating aboard, we treat each of our clients on an individual basis and tailor our services to meet your specific demands.
For added security, we are founder members of the industry’s leading regulators, British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI. As members, we undergo regular audits and adhere to the highest standards set by the removals industry. So whatever stage you are at in planning your move, don’t hesitate to get in touch 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 Peterborough
A cathedral city in the heart of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough emerged as the region’s industrial capital following the building of a major rail junction just outside the city centre. Many people pass straight through the city on their daily travels as they move from the capital to the North. However, with more open green spaces per person than anywhere else in the UK, affordable property prices and a surge in working opportunities, many people are now stopping to take note of this rural hinterland.
Peterborough continues to attract people not only from the UK but also abroad with a noticeably large density of Italian migration. The city is building new homes faster than any other UK city and is predicted to be the fastest growing English city by 2025. Yet despite being one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, its property prices remain affordable. With the current average property price in Peterborough being just £225,826, nearly a third of London’s average price, more and more people are venturing further afield where their money stretches further. In fact, according to a Lloyds Bank survey, the city has been named as one of the top best places to live if you commute to London for work with a regular rail service to Kings Cross taking 45 minutes.
As with so many former industrial cities, Peterborough has undergone a massive transformation in recent years. A regeneration project costing £12million has been spent on improvements to the town centre, including the Cathedral Square which has been given a facelift to become a popular piazza, where you can dine and shop. The council are also investing a further £100 million on future developments, which include the rejuvenation of the Queensgate Centre and North Westgate areas, incorporating new homes, retail outlets, restaurants and a cinema. The local transport system infrastructure is excellent also, with all major areas and attractions accessible in ten minutes or less. If you’re looking for greater disposable income, more spacious living and an overall better quality of life, then Peterborough might just be your ticket.
Working in Peterborough
Starting off as a market town, when the Great Northern Railway’s line from London to York opened in 1850, it transformed Peterborough into an industrial centre. Nowadays, a significant proportion of the new jobs being created in the city are in financial services and distribution.
According to the second annual Cambridgeshire Ltd report, Peterborough is now home to 18 of the county’s top 100 firms. The largest of which are the BGL Group followed by the food and beverage firm, Russell Burgess and Ideal Shopping with a combined total turnover of £738 million.
Leading economic think tank, Centre for Cities, placed Peterborough second in a list of job creation cities over the past 100 years and employment is said to be very high at around 75%. Gross earnings in the city stand up well compared to other cities in the UK. Although a significant number commute to London for work where wages are higher. Following the approval of several very large housing and retail projects in and around Peterborough, new job opportunities are opening in the industries of construction, retail, hotel and leisure. There are also currently a number of vacancies the engineering and IT fields.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Peterborough, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
For those in Peterborough with young children, there is a large number of state, denominational and private schools at primary and secondary level. Independent and special schools are also available with three colleges in and around the city.
Education is firmly at the heart of the city’s development plans. In recent years, over £330 million has been invested into primary and secondary schools to provide high quality, state-of-the-art facilities. The investment is already proving its worth, with over 85% of Peterborough’s schools now rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. A huge improvement following previous inspection.
The city is currently without a university. After Loughborough University closed its Peterborough campus in 2003, Peterborough Regional College began talks with Anglia Ruskin University to develop a new university campus for the city. Future plans have yet to be confirmed.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the Peterborough area is available here:
The average property price in Peterborough is currently £225,826. House prices in Britain’s new towns, such as Peterborough have been outstripping the national average and are expected to rise substantially over the next year. The highest valued streets are in the areas of Mill Lane and Tansor where properties are often valued over a million pounds.
For those looking to commute to the capital but reside in the confines of the country, the Ferry Meadows country park area to the west side of Peterborough oozes semi-rural charm, with beautiful country surroundings and easy access to the amenities of the city itself. Villages such as Orton Longueville and Waterville offer a number of plus semi-detached properties on the market for around £213,872. Families with larger budgets to stretch might want to look out for Castor and Ailsworth, where larger detached properties regularly sell for £800,000 and above.
If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, you will have plenty of choice. There are currently 8 new development sites located across Peterborough. Below are a few to view:
Barratt Homes – Hampton Water
David Wilson Homes – Buttercross Park
Keepmoat – Roman Fields Phase 2
Popular Places to Live near Peterborough
Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Peterborough
- Gedney Hill
- Moulton Chapel
- Kings Lynn
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.