Move to Southend 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 Southend
Are you planning on moving to Southend-on-Sea? Famed for having the longest pleasure pier in the world, Southend is a seaside resort town in Essex which is creating a splash among commuters, young families and retirees alike.
Moving home is often an exciting time which brings with it new beginnings and often new surroundings. Whatever your reasons for moving, careful planning is imperative, as is choosing the right removal company. When choosing a removal company, it is important to look for one which is familiar with the local area and has a proven track record of delivering excellent customer service.
White & Company ticks all these boxes and more. A family owned firm established in 1871 we have moved thousands of people all over the UK, to Europe and Internationally. For that extra 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 must adhere to rigorous standards to remain members. White & Company can also offer storage should you require it with 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage solutions.
If you’re looking for removals to or from Southend don’t hesitate to get in contact to schedule a free no obligation quotation or simply to discuss your requirements further.
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 Southend?
A Great British seaside town famed for its long pleasure pier and fish and chips, Southend fell into decline during the packaged holiday boom of the early noughties. Nowadays it is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance, thanks in large part to a £50 million regeneration scheme centred around the seafront. This much needed facelift has seen the emergence of a spate of new restaurants, hotel and leisure facilities, a casino and a cinema.
According to the UK Quality of Life Index, which studies the best towns and cities to live in the UK Southend-on-Sea has been gradually moving up the index and since 2013, has moved 22 places from 85 to 63, taking it well into the top half. Renewed economic and tourism prospects have triggered new interest from relocating families and young professionals alike.
Located just a 40-minute train journey from the capital, many disgruntled London commuters are now swapping overcrowded and pricey urban sprawls for affordable Victorian terraces and a coastal lifestyle. For a quick getaway the city is also served by its own airport which operates flights to many mainline European destinations, including Spain, France, Germany and Portugal.
Relocating families are also drawn by the greater educational opportunities for their children in Essex. For families concerned about getting their child into a good school in the capital, Southend is home to two highly performing Grammar schools and several good local schools in the state sector. With greater recreational facilities in the offing, coupled with pleasant coastal walks and decent size properties, its not hard to see why many are now heading east.
Working in Southend
Overall employment rates in Southend-on-Sea are fairly average with 71% of people employed and 43% working full time. A fifth of the working population commutes to London daily. For those who don’t commute, there are employment opportunities in the areas of sales and retail, but the town also offers opportunities in areas such as public administration, manufacturing and a growing medical technologies sector.
Part-time work is particularly plentiful and is an attractive option for parents and students who can’t work full time. Companies such as Olympus Keymed and Maltron International are always on the search for candidates with an interest in science, research and analysis. Recent improvements to London Southend Airport have also unlocked a number of opportunities in the aviation sector.
Things to Do in Southend
There are plenty of green spaces to discover in and around Southend. Gunners Park, Priory Park and Chalkwell park are all very popular places to visit and offer incredible views of the countryside surrounds with stunning river walks and lots of space for children to run off their excess energy.
As a major seaside resort, Adventure Island is a free-admission amusement park which has been around since 1976 and continues to be extremely popular with young families today. From adrenaline-fuelled rides to soaking in the atmosphere at the sea life aquarium (via a quick game of mini golf of course) this popular attraction has something for everyone.
Those looking to indulge in a bit of retail therapy are unlikely to be disappointed. Southend High Street runs from the top of Pier Hill in the South, to Victoria Circus in the north. It currently has two shopping centres — The Victoria and The Royal. There are also several out of town retail parks offering a variety of well-known stores.
Southend Festival is held annually and is a major date in the town’s arts calendar. The festival plays host to a number of music, poetry, art and dance acts, as well as a popular children’s parade. Of course, it would not be Southend without mentioning the longest pier in the world. Extending 1.34 miles into the Thames Estuary and home to a Grade II listed building it has been enjoyed by generations and continues to be a ‘must see’ attraction.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Southend, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
With the recent influx of London families into the area, demand for places at grammar schools has increased considerably. There are four serving Southend with two in high demand. Ofsted rates Southend High School for Girls and Southend High School for Boys both as ‘outstanding’.
The standard of infant and junior schools in the area is a little variable. However, Bournes Green infants and junior schools both received top marks at the latest inspections. Both are in Thorpe Bay, a popular suburb around three miles east of the centre of town.
Several secondary schools offer further education, but the largest provider is South Essex College, based in a new building in the centre of town. The main higher education provider in Southend is the University of Essex which has a campus in the town centre also.
For more information on researching and finding schools and local colleges consult the Southend School Guide.
Southend Property Prices
Historically house prices have been modest, but the renewed spotlight on Southend has meant that prices are rising steadily and properties do not stay on the market long. The average property price is currently £307,000.
There is a good choice of homes in the Southend area, offering a range of styles, sizes and prices. Most homes in the area were built in the Fifties, Sixties or Seventies and seafront homes command a premium. The most expensive homes are to be found at Thorpe Bay Gardens, Thorpe Esplanade and Mess Road. A six-bedroom detached Victorian or Edwardian house would cost about £1.3 million.
There are also modern trophy homes springing up locally at £2.5 million-plus.
There are however plenty of homes on the market with a more modest price tag. A two-bedroom apartment in a large Edwardian semi in Westcliff-on-Sea would cost around £175,000 and little larger, three-bedroom terrace house in the same area at about £245,000. In Leigh-on-Sea, three miles west of central Southend with lots of dress shops and wine bars, a three-bedroom terrace is £350,000, rising to £500,000 and above closer to the sea.
Popular Places to Live Near Southend
White & Company offer removals & storage solutions for the entire area, including:
- Great Wakering
- North Fambridge
- Cold Norton
- High Halstow
- East Hanningfield
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.