Moving 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 Preston
Are you looking to relocate to Preston? Moving home is not something we do on a regular basis with there often being a few years between each move.
As such, we can often lose sight of the number of belongings we accumulate on the way and come time to relocate there is lots to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removals company is crucial.
White & Company are a family owned business with over 145 years’ servicing the Preston community.
We offer a tailor made, reliable and professional service at a competitive price. Our trained crews have tackled all sorts of challenges and can wrap, pack and transport your personal belongings with minimum fuss and delay.
Should you require it, White & Company can offer storage of some or all of your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Preston. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
About White & Company
White & Company has 19 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 250 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 Preston?
- A very friendly city but with a small-town community feel.
- An up and coming economy focused on providing more employment through development and planning and quality housing.
- Preston has been voted 12th best place to live and work in the U.K. by both Sarah Beeny and by the Guardian newspaper.
- Well connected, situated close to the beautiful Lake District, the coast and within easy reach of bustling vibes of the big northern cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
Located in the county of Lancashire, Preston obtained city status in 2002, becoming England’s 50th city in the 50th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign! It lies on the north bank of the River Ribble and is connected to both the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Lancaster Canal.
During the Industrial Revolution the town grew quickly. First due to weaving, with the inventor of the spinning frame being born in the town and then went on to become a densely populated engineering centre, with large industrial plants.
Although manufacturing still has an impact in Preston, it has declined in recent years. The city’s economy now relies much more on larger employers in other sectors like finance, telecommunications and engineering.
Preston has been the subject of bad press in the past, however, today its council has been working incredibly hard to enhance the city’s reputation by pioneering a number of initiatives. Some of which have already been implemented such as the now much improved and protected post-war bus station.
There has also been a marked increase in the number of new homes being constructed. There are currently 15 new housing developments across the region. Further to this, open spaces and parks have been cleaned up and the economy is most certainly on the up!
Preston has some of the best transport links in the country. The M6 motorway provides a direct artery to cities and towns north and south. As well as getting to the large cities of Manchester and Liverpool quickly, by train you can also be in London in two hours 15 minutes and Glasgow in 2 hours 20 minutes.
Preston is certainly paving the way and providing the tools for more jobs and committing to making the city a better place far into the future for those who live here.
Things to do in Preston
The county of Lancashire contains a fantastic choice when it comes to leisure pursuits. You can be at several beautiful and vibrant seaside resorts within an hour including Lytham St Annes, Fleetwood, Morecambe and Blackpool.
Within the city boundary, residents can enjoy prime time in Preston’s many parks and green spaces; Avenham, Miller, Moor, Ribbleton, Ashton, Haslam, Mill Lane, Winckley are all popular green spaces and provide the perfect opportunity for outside hobbies and interests.
If you enjoy cycling, the scenic, mainly off-road and traffic free ‘the guild wheel’ is a 21-mile circuit around the whole of Preston. Not only is it used by those on two wheels, it’s also a popular place for walking and jogging.
Granted a Guild Merchant charter in 1179, has Preston the status of a market town. Ever since this establishment, Preston has held a weekly market known for top quality cheeses, meat, fruit and vegetables, fish and even flowers.
The market sits alongside the high street, where there is also a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent boutiques.
For those who love to play sport, West view and Fulwood Leisure Centres boast plenty of activities to join in with, including the local amateur football team, fitness classes, spa facilities and several children’s clubs.
The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is a chance to learn more about the story of Preston through a combination of history and art. It features lots of family friendly features and hands on entertainment.
For more ideas on what to see, do and visit check out the following portals:
Schools & Education Preston
Preston is a great place to study. There are various institutions that are highly regarded by the governing body, Ofsted, which is certainly a very big draw to the city. There are currently 35 primary schools and eleven secondaries in the Preston area.
Primaries regarded as “outstanding” by Ofsted include Cop Lane C of E, St Andrew’s C of E and St Gregory’s Catholic. “Outstanding” secondaries within Preston include Archbishop Temple C of E and Our Lady’s Catholic High.
There are four colleges serving the city with Preston College having two main sites Fulwood and a smaller building located next to Moor Park. The college offers vocational subjects and academic courses at a sixth form college level.
The fast-growing University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is the closest higher education provider. It has over 30,000 students and is the19th largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers. Following a relatively recent £200 million expansion programme UCLAN offers a wide range of courses from Foundation Entry to Master’s degrees.
Property Prices in Preston
Preston has a very diverse market, providing housing stock of all types, styles and prices to suit even the tightest budget. With the average property costing just £189,576, owing your own home in Preston is indeed a possibility.
One bed flats which may require a little attention are listed from £35,000. Two bed retirement homes start at £42,500, and large family detaches start from £115,000.
Prime areas to look out for are, Ashton, Lea, Ribbleton, Broadgate, city centre and Frenchwood.
The most expensive neighbourhoods can be found further outside the city centre in Woodplumpton and Chipping. A home in one of these sought-after villages start from £693,000.
The rental market is a busy one and there are currently over 1000 properties for lease across the city along with plenty more a bit further out. The prices start at £441 per month for a studio flat rising to £1860 a month for a luxury apartment in the trendy docklands area or city centre.
Statistics as per Zoopla – January 2020
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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.