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Removals Southampton

With White & Company moving to Southampton is simple. Complete our online form for a free moving quotation.

Branch Location:

Hillsons Road, Botley, Southampton, SO30 2DY
Tel: 01489 858692

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    Move to Southampton with Us in 4 Easy Steps!

    1 Survey

    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.

    2 Quote

    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.

    3 Packing

    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.

    Moving to Southampton? Get a Quick Quote

    Removals to Southampton

    Are you looking to move to Southampton or the Hampshire region? With costs to account for and countless phone calls to make to bill providers, there is more than enough to start thinking about.

    One thing you are certainly going to have to consider in plenty of time is how you are going to move your personal belongings to your new home.

    Many people underestimate the scale of the task and hire a removals van for a few hours to do it themselves.

    Only to later come unstuck when they have more items than they first thought, get the timing wrong and end up shelling out more money, or worse still, damage or lose their own goods.

    Moving home furnishings requires a specific skill set and whether you are looking to move to a larger home or downsize, or move to the other end of the country or simply over the road, it will require careful planning to ensure everything runs smoothly.

    As members of the removals industry’s regulators, the British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, our White & Company Southampton branch has been moving families in the area for over 145 years.

    We offer a variety of storage, packing and delivery solutions to meet your specific requirements and make your move stress-free.

    Why Move to Southampton

    A vibrant port city dating back to the Norman Conquest, Southampton’s rapid industrialisation and maritime importance has seen it continue to rise as both a major UK exporter and significant employment and cultural hub in the South of England.

    Employment prospects are geared heavily around its docks which are the source of over 12,000 jobs, but a thriving local economy also exists in the service and construction industries.

    Just 75 miles from London and accessible by motorway or rail, the city maintains excellent transport connections with the capital, as well as other major cities in the South.

    Industrial heritage aside, the city is also one of the UK’s greenest, boasting over 40 parks and 326 acres of wooded and open spaces.

    You also have access to the stunning New Forest National Park, the South Downs, and the seaside town of Bournemouth. Surrounded by medieval town walls and Norman churches, Southampton has a rich past to discover also.

    As a major university town (Southampton and Solent) nightclubs, shops, restaurants, and bars are in abundance.

    The Mayflower Theatre hosts some incredibly popular shows, straight from their tours of London and the O2 Guildhall draws some of the biggest names in comedy and music.

    Whether it be partying with the students, a hard-earned retirement by the sea, or taking the children out for weekends sailing, Southampton has a variety of lifestyles on offer for just about everyone to enjoy.

    Working in Southampton

    Southampton is among the best cities to live and work in the UK. In fact PWC’s Good Growth for Cities index ranks Southampton fourth overall and it scores highly on indicators such as jobs, health and skills, even outscoring major cities such as London and Manchester in certain areas.

    The city has always been a port, and the docks have long been its major employer.

    During the latter half of the 20th century, a more diverse range of industry also came to the city, including aircraft and car manufacture, cables, electrical engineering products, and petrochemicals.

    University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is one of the city’s largest employers.

    It provides local hospital services to 500,000 people. Other major employers are Ericsson, Fors, and the Ordnance Survey.

    The opening of Westquay Shopping Centre in 2000 and its recent further development over the past two years, has also given rise to many employment opportunities.

    The city’s council has plans to expand in the future, paving the way for even more retail and leisure opportunities.

    Things to Do in Southampton

    Southampton is incredibly proud of its maritime and sporting history and the city plays a significant part in the Clipper Round the World annual yacht race.

    It is also home to the International PSP Southampton Boat Show which is held annually at Mayflower Park.

    The city council has actively voiced its desire for more people to get in the saddle and make use of the city’s wonderful cycle lanes.

    In recent years, the Southampton Sky Ride has proved popular in encouraging novice cyclists to get involved in an 8km race around the city.

    For a touch of retail therapy, try Westquay shopping centre which is home to over 150 retail outlets and major brands.

    After a hard day’s work in the shops relax and replenish in one of Southampton’s mouth-watering restaurants. From scintillating curry houses, French bistro houses, to traditional English fish and chips, Southampton has a whole host of culinary delights to satisfy just about any palette.

    Fancy a trip further afield? Some of the most iconic ships have set sail from Southampton, including the ill-fated Titanic.

    Nowadays, Southampton is known as ‘the cruise capital of Europe’ and is home to prestigious operators such as Royal Caribbean, P&O and Norwegian, making it ideal for holidaymakers seeking out more far flung destinations, including Australia and the Caribbean.

    Southampton Property Prices

    Southampton has enjoyed a phase of huge development in the property market recently and there are many new housing developments springing up over town. Large scale projects such as one in Kingfisher Grange in Bursledon has seen a wide range of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes become available, with prices between £60,000 – £415,000.


    Currently the average property price in Southampton is £247,905 quite a bit lower in comparison with London and many places in the south-east. The average cost for a detached home is £456,605 and smaller terraced homes are selling for around £240.145


    Renting a one bedroomed apartment will cost anywhere between £550 – £700, depending on its location. Similarly, a three bedroomed apartment is likely to set you back £1,225 a month.

    Popular Places to Live near Southampton

    White & Company offer removals & storage solutions for the entire area, including:

    • Alton
    • Bishops Waltham
    • Andover
    • Botley
    • Eastleigh
    • Lymington
    • Salisbury
    • Totton

    Schools & Education

    When it comes to education, Southampton is perhaps best known for its two universities (Southampton and Solent).

    Some of the research carried out by the University of Southampton, part of the elite Russell Group, is world-leading and the city consistently scores highly on both UK and world university league tables.

    Together the two institutions play a vital role in attracting businesses to the city and are major sources of employment.

    In terms of schooling there is a good range of state and private schools too. Ofsted has consistently ranked many of Southampton’s primary and secondary schools as either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

    Below is a selection of some of the best schools in the area:

    King Edward VI School – www.kes.hants.sch.uk
    St Anne’s Catholic School – www.st-annes.uk.com
    Bitterne Park School – www.bitterneparkschool.org.uk

    Visit the School Guide web site for a comprehensive list of schools available in the city of Southampton: https://www.schoolguide.co.uk/best-school

    Below is a list of ten of the nearest towns and cities to Southampton:

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