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 Wigan
Are you looking to relocate to Wigan? 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 Wigan 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 Wigan. 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 are 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.
Why Move to Wigan?
The borough of Wigan is the 9th largest Metropolitan district in the country covering 77 square miles, it is also one of the oldest boroughs in Lancashire and around 90,000 people call it home.
In 1246 Wigan received its charter from Henry III. It is believed to have started life as the Roman garrison town of Coccium and before this it was home to the Brigantes, an ancient Celtic tribe.
The towns long history and interesting is reflected in its 216, well preserved listed buildings. Of special note is the famous Mab’s Cross, a medieval stone cross dating from the 13th century.
Nowadays, Wigan has a diverse and lively reputation, and its inhabitants enjoy a much more modern lifestyle.
Miles of countryside, sporting glory, first class shopping centres, vibrant nightlife, popular festivals is what you can expect when you live in Wigan.
Well connected, it sits roughly in the middle of two cities: Manchester and Liverpool. This prime location gives Wigan the advantage of access to the regional motorway network and easy access to the rest of the UK.
Additionally, Wigans convenient connectivity via road has encouraged many distribution companies to set up business in the town and has created a large number of employment opportunities.
Rail links just as effective, providing direct services to London (2 hours) and Manchester airport is not far away so Wigan also provides quick access to the rest of the world for busy jet setting professionals or a weekend getaway to Europe.
Historically the towns economy depended on it producing vast quantities of coal. Today, Wigan is undergoing a great deal of economic re-development, it is rapidly expanding and creating plenty of opportunities for work in the areas of manufacturing, services, healthcare, and education sectors.
With inexpensive housing, and plenty of attractions to fill your time off, Wigan represents a superb location in which to invest in a home.
Wigan Schools & Education
Education is always a priority when relocating with children. Wigan has some highly regarded schools and colleges.
For primary education, there are ten schools in the town, several of the best include Beech Hill Community Primary School, St Catharine’s CE Primary School, Bickershaw C of E Primary School and Hindsford C of E Primary School. All received very favourable results following their last Ofsted inspections.
Older children filter into four secondaries: St. John Fisher Catholic High School, St. Peter’s Catholic High School and Rose Bridge Academy with Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College.
Further education is provided by Wigan and Leigh College, which teaches over 8,000 students. It has three campuses in Wigan, Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan School for the Arts and the Engineering & Construction Centre of Excellence (Pagefield Centre).
There is also Wigan UTC, a university technical college located in the town centre.
Things to do in Wigan
Wigan’s residents are well provided for when it comes to entertainment. A vast range of activities ensures your children (or you) cannot ever say “were bored there’s nothing to do”!
The 250 acres of historical Haigh Hall & Country Park woodland is a great family day out. It is home to a range of physical activities such as playgrounds, crazy golf, walled gardens, and discovery trails.
Ninja Warrior UK Adventure Park, Wigan Roller Rink and Adrenaline Escape are all fun action-packed places to visit with older children and particularly popular in winter months as they are indoor activities.
The Museum of Wigan Life always has a range of free exhibitions and activities. Currently, they have a fantastic Egyptian exhibition on display along with a huge selection of artifacts and information about the Egyptian’s daily lives and beliefs.
For something a little more sedate, visit Orrell Water Park. It contains two disused reservoirs, surrounded by woodland, which form the heart of this attractive water-based site. The park also has an excellent small course fishery for fishing all year round. There is a small nature reserve on site with ponds and a network of footpaths, a children’s play area, an information centre and free parking.
Relics of Wigan’s industrial period are most visible at Wigan Pier, a semi-derelict wharf, while the Trencherfield Mill and Astley Green Colliery have magnificent steam engines from these times. Perfect for learning a little about Wigans past.
The Leeds Liverpool Canal offers residents the opportunity to enjoy a waterside setting. Whether you choose to cycle or walk the several miles along its length, it is a very attractive green and quiet, peaceful experience.
Wigan also makes a great base for exploring the wider region with regular rail departures to the colourful cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.
There is a good mix of properties for sale across the town to suit all tastes and budgets, plus homes in Wigan are much cheaper when compared to nearby Manchester and Liverpool by up to 15-20%.
If you are a first-time buyer, £55,000 will buy you a two-bedroom terraced property in the neighbourhood of Ince. Well situated close to local shops and amenities and not too far from the M62 motorway.
If you are moving up the property ladder due to an expanding family, then the highly desirable area of Orrell has a family sized home (three bed) for sale for only £125,000 with a lovely garden and plenty of parking.
Shevington is one of the most scenic parts of Wigan, it possesses a strong sense of community and convenient local amenities. A four-bedroom home in this location will cost around £350,000.
According to Zoopla, there is one new housing development in central Wigan along with 19 other new build sites nearby.
Each offers a variety of housing types including some with assisted purchasing options. Visit the link below for further information: https://www.zoopla.co.uk
If you are intending to rent before you buy, you will find that Wigan’s rental market is a busy one. Currently there are 173 homes for rent within a one-mile radius of the town. The average rental cost is £526 per month.
Stats as per Zoopla – February 2021
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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.