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 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 Stratford
Are you considering moving to Stratford? The 2012 London Olympics saw this long-neglected part of East London transformed into one of London’s most prime areas for real estate and its popularity continues to flourish.
If you are looking to move to the London borough of Newham it is a good idea to enlist in good time the services of a reliable removals company that knows the area well.
White & Company have been carrying out removals in the area for over 135 years’ and are aspects in all parts of the removals process. From quality packing materials to quality vehicles and storage provision, White & Company can look after all aspects of your move.
As members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), FIDI & OMNI, we adhere to the highest standards of service and code of practice. Our friendly staff will have all the necessary training, experience and professionalism to carry out your move as efficiently and with minimum fuss.
To find out more about how we can get your move to Stratford underway don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our estimator can visit your home, undertake a pre-move survey and you will receive a no obligation quotation within 48 hours.
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 Stratford?
Stratford was first recorded in 1067 as Strætforda, meaning ‘ford on a Roman road’, in acknowledgment of its location on a roman road which ran from Aldgate in the City, to Romford, Chelmsford and Colchester.
Nowadays, Stratford is part of the Lower Lea Valley and includes the localities of Maryland, East Village and Stratford City.
Since hosting the successful London 2012 Olympic games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the area has gone from strength to strength. From being an area in decline it’s now a popular residential area full of hub of plush new build properties, with great transport links and one of the largest urban shopping malls in Europe (Westfield).
Stratford is centrally located in east London, providing easy access for commuters to the capital via high speed trains to St Pancras, the DLR to Canary Wharf and central line services to other parts of the city.
Once Crossrail is completed it will also connect the area to Heathrow and parts of south London. Commercially, Stratford is also significant, providing the second biggest business district in the capital behind only Canary Wharf.
Transport and infrastructure upgrades have spiked a massive demand in property in the area. Stratford house prices have risen a whopping 71% since 2005, outperforming all the other London boroughs. The area is popular among both families and young professionals looking to tap into the area’s untapped potential and regenerated housing stock.
Things to Do in Stratford
Retail therapy and entertainment is well catered for by Westfield, which not only houses over 300 hundred well known stores but also Roof East, which hosts a rooftop cinema, bowling alley and various other events throughout the year.
The Madison Square Garden Company has started construction on a brand-new state of the art music and entertainment venue to rival the 02 to be called the MSG Sphere. The venue will host the world’s biggest projection screen and live performances from the biggest acts in the world.
Billingsgate Market is the UK’s largest inland fish market. It is another of the area’s most popular tourist attractions and has existed in various guises since 1400. The site offers escorted tours where you can learn all about its humble beginnings through to the modern day.
The gardens surrounding the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are ideal for picnics and exploring the range of family-friendly activities on offer. Containing more than 226 acres of green space, the gardens are popular for taking a bike ride or a long, relaxing nature walk along the waterways.
For a more adrenaline-fuelled experience, why attempt the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide. Constructed as part of the Broadcasting of the 2012 Olympic games, it is the world’s longest tunnel and invites people to take in the views from the top before sliding all the way to the bottom!
Once you have relocated to your new home in Stratford, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise. Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Schools in the area are administered by the London borough of Newham.
Strafford caters for all levels of schooling from nursery through to further and higher education. There are currently seven nursery schools located within the Stratford and New Town ward, three of which are privately run.
There are five primary schools (including one special school) within, or just outside, the Stratford and New Town ward boundary, and another eight beyond which serve at least some of the ward’s residents.
Sarah Bonnell School is a specialist language college which is also one of the oldest girls’ schools in England. Newer schools include the Chobham Academy in East Village which is run by the Harris Federation and opened in September 2013 and School 21 (mixed, ages four to 18), a new free school judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
The University of East London’s central campus is in Stratford, whilst a brand-new international university is planned to be built on the site of the Olympic Park to commemorate the Games
Property Prices in Stratford
The average property price in Stratford is £370,966, higher than the national average but down 7.79% over the last 12 months. The town has a diverse community and a diverse housing stock to match.
There is a mixture of young professionals looking to rent or take the first step onto the property ladder and families making the most of the great local schools and leisure facilities. The University of East London is situated in Stratford so there is also a demand for student accommodation as well.
Currently on the market is a three bedroom home on Kennard Road E15 1AH
For a newer more modern apartment in Cooks Road, just a short distance from Stratford centre, you are looking at approximately £140,000. At the other end of the market, you can purchase a property on Montford Place with panoramic views of the city for £954,649.
Popular Places to Live in Stratford
Highest Value Streets
- Onyx Mews
- Manbey Grove
- Holland Road
- Mathews Park Avenue
- Eleanor Road
Highest Turnover Streets
- Litchfield Avenue
- Tom Nolan Close
- Cedars Road
- Liberty Bridge Road
- Worland Road
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.