Relocating to Southampton

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Relocation to Southampton

If You’re Relocating to Southampton, or Across Hampshire, Schepens Can Help

If you’re looking for a city to relocate to, Southampton should definitely be on your radar. In 2018 it was ranked third in PWC’s Good Growth for Cities Index, with only Oxford and Reading beating it to the top spot. The Index measures the sustained growth and opportunities provided by the city in terms of lifestyle, work and well-being.

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Here are our top 5 reasons for relocating to Southampton:

1. The University

Thousands of students relocate from every corner of the UK to live and study at the University of Southampton.  This gives the local economy an annual boost, and ensures that the city offers a huge range of arts, clubs and music venues. The university is one of the city’s biggest employers, drawing academics from around the globe to attend international research conferences.

2. Strong High Tech Growth

Southampton has been ranked 5th in the international ‘Super Cluster’ category of cities offering the best technology opportunities. The ranking is based on growth within the sector, and Southampton increased employee numbers by an impressive 25% in 2018. This puts the city above Cambridge in terms of high tech potential for investment, and suggests that it’s a hub for the top high tech talent globally.

3. Great Start-up Location

Southampton remains one of the busiest ports in the UK with 4 million cruise passengers each year visiting the city. This makes it a great place to start a new business.  It also has a great support framework in place thanks to the university. Each year they run an incubator programme, called Catalyst, which provides office space, expert advice and a financial boost for new businesses.

4. A Connected City

Links between Southampton and London are good. There are, on average, 113 trains each day to Waterloo, with a journey time of around 1 hour 40 minutes. The M3 makes travelling to London by car pretty straightforward too, taking around 1 hour 45 minutes. Additionally, Southampton has its own airport, offering flights to destinations in the UK and Europe. There’s also regular daily ferry crossings to France.

5. A Perfect Place for Families

Southampton is very much a working city, but it also knows how to kick back and enjoy itself. Of course, there’s the sea and the glorious south coast. Inland you have New Forest National Park, and a 20 minute car journey lands you in the happiest place to live in the UK, Winchester.  Because of the yearly influx of students and visitors, the shopping is top notch, there are 100s of restaurants to choose from, and the’re plenty of entertainment to choose from.

Schepens Provide a Southampton Moving Service

For over a century now Schepens has been helping families who are relocating to Southampton. We know the city like the back of our hand, and our removals teams are all locally recruited. Whether you’re moving into your first student home, relocating your business, or looking for a new start, Schepens has the experience and professional skills to minimise the anxieties around removals to Southampton.

A Tailored Approach to UK Removals

We know that every move is unique, which is why we don’t sell standard UK removals packages. Instead, we’ll allocate a dedicated Move Co-Ordinator to create a moving plan specific to your needs. We’ll then provide a detailed no obligation quote based on your requirements.

Our range of removals services includes:

  • Packing: Our BAR trained removals teams  can pack up your home, label all your moving boxes, and create a detailed inventory for you.
  • Insurance: We insure all your goods whilst they’re in transit. We can also provide Accidental Damage and Extended Liability cover, should you require it.
  • Non-Standard Goods: If your relocation to Southampton includes the removal of a musical instrument, works of art, or antiques, we can provide bespoke packaging and transport.
  • Schepens Storage: Should you need to store any of your goods, Schepens provides local Southampton storage facilities. We offer a door-to-door service and a secure climate controlled environment.
  • Transport: Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Schepens Puts Customers First

We’re a long-standing local Southampton moving service, and we take pride in the level of service we offer to our customers. For this reason, we invest heavily in the professional development of our removals teams. Every single employee understands the ‘customer first’ ethos of the business which promotes proactive problems solving, and going the extra mile to help clients out.

If you’re planning a relocation to Southampton, call Schepens on 02380 070071 to discover the level of excellence we offer to our clients.