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 South Shields
Are you looking to relocate to South Shields? 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 150 years’ servicing the South Shields 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 your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around South Shields. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway do not hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
Why Move to South Shields?
South Shields is situated in a peninsula setting, where the River Tyne meets the North Sea.
The town has a little of everything, river frontage, long stretches of coastline and access to a range of green spaces and an interesting maritime history. It is also where the popular 20th century novelist Catherine Cookson grew up; the region is the backdrop of many of her books.
The region has been inhabited since the Stone Age, but it was during the industrial revolution when coal mining, alkaline production, glass making, and a little later shipbuilding led to a population explosion. The towns inhabitants increased from 12,000 in 1801 to 75,000 by the 1860s.
Living in this location means you benefit from good transport links by land sea or air. Newcastle upon Tyne lies around 12 miles away, 20 minutes by car and Sunderland is 7 miles south. The town is connected to Newcastle and other destinations in the region by the Tyne and Wear Metro suburban rail network, making it a popular choice for commuters.
South Shields also boasts sandy beaches and a traditional promenade, where there are a number of festivals and events throughout the year. Nowadays, jobs in South Shields have shifted from coal mining and ship building to service work and light manufacturing.
Among several large employers in the town is Ford Engineering Group. Award winning, global specialists in producing components for the aerospace industry.
Propelling the town forward into the future, the local Council and its partners have completed phase one of South Shields 365, £100 million redevelopment, with an aim to breathe new life into the community.
Town centre upgrades, a new marketplace, improvements to its transport interchange and other exciting initiatives have all contributed to and enhanced the towns overall attraction.
South Shields Schools & Education
As children in South Shields attend the closest school to home, where you move to will be of vital importance when you are planning your relocation if you have a family.
The town has a good track record when it comes to education provision. Within a one-mile radius of the centre, there are 10 primary schools. Ofsted have rated eight of these as being “good”, one which requires improvement and Mortimer Primary School, has been awarded the top accolade of “outstanding”.
Older children feed into eight nearby secondaries, of which St Wilfrid’s RC College a co-ed mainstream, state funded senior school was rated as “outstanding” following its last Ofsted inspection in October 2018.
For further education, South Shields is home to South Tyneside College, one of the two leading maritime training centres in the UK, with facilities including a marine safety training centre and a simulated ship’s bridge for the training of deck officers.
Unusually, the college is home to the only planetarium in the region, and to an observatory; and in its time was a popular visitor attraction for local schools and visitors in general.
Further information regarding all schools and colleges in the area can be found by visiting:
Things to do in South Shields
For many years, South Shields has been one of the most popular seaside resorts in Tyne and Wear. It has six miles of coastline and three miles of river frontage, dominated by the massive North and South Piers at the mouth of the Tyne.
The weather need not hamper having fun in the water. Visit the indoor pool at Haven Point leisure centre, hosting a variety of waterslides. You can also try Ocean Beach Pleasure Park and Dunes soft play centre.
The Museum & Art Gallery explores the story of South Tyneside through sensational displays, hands-on exhibits, and stunning art. The museum also has regular exhibitions and a range of activities and events to suit all ages.
Located just a five-minute walk from South Shields Seafront is Arbeia Roman Fort, the most extensively excavated Roman military supply base in the Empire. it is one of only a few places in the country where you can see brought-to-life Roman buildings.
The Rising Sun Country Park & Countryside Centre covers around four hundred acres of countryside, and includes ponds, woodland, grasslands, and farmland. The Centre is networked with footpaths and bridle paths; it is a haven for wildlife and a peaceful and relaxing place to while away a few hours.
To find out more of what the region has to offer in the way of entertainment visit:
South Shields Property
The local property market offers a good selection of homes of all sizes.
A throw back to its industrial past means that there are some delightful character properties available which when they are up for sale get snapped up very quickly.
Westoe Village is a popular corner of the town and has a number of detached Victorian period properties, once home to rich shipyard owners.
Coastal properties, as always, are in high demand. For these homes, head for Kingsway, Bents Park Road and for unrivalled sea views Broadway.
Another highly desirable neighbourhood is in the re-developed area on the River Tyne. Newly built modern apartments at Harbour View and Captains Wharf are the favourite of young professionals.
Property is very affordable, with the average cost standing at £148,378.
Homes across the town range from £45,000 for a three-bedroom terraced house up to £995,000 for a magnificent Victorian Mansion House.
According to Zoopla, as of August 2021, there is currently one new build development under construction within the town and 19 such sites a little further afield.
To find out more about these sites visit the Zoopla website.
Popular Places to Live Near South Shields
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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.