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Another great reason to move to Bedford!


Looking to moving to Bedford? We’ve always known that Bedford has a lot to offer. The lifestyle we enjoy here is hard to match anywhere else in the UK. We have the perfect mix of idyllic countryside and city life and of course we’re only an hour away from London. This close proximity to the capital means that couples and young families can enjoy a more laid back lifestyle in Bedford without having to give up their city jobs in London.

Now there’s even more reason to come to Bedford. It was announced earlier this week that the main high street will receive a £3M investment to renovate a row of shops and the vacant flats above them. With this in mind, there will be plenty of moving in and around the area – and here at Harrison & Rowley, we take the stress out of moving day for you, by being the most proficient removals company serving Bedford. But before we tell you about ourselves, lets trace back to the origins of Bedford. Namely, where the shopping facilities…

Bedford town shopping center

The funding for the renovation of the shops, originally built in 1800, will come from lottery schemes and local businesses. The owners of the building are confident that once the work is complete the new shops will attract more people back to the high street. Samat Lakha told the BBC, “The market brought people back to St Paul’s Square and I believe this refurbishment will help bring people back to the High Street.”

To help young people in the community gain valuable work experience students at Bedford City College are being offered work placements by contractors working on the project.

So not only are the shopping facilities a huge plus point for the town, but there are many other reasons as to why the town is so desirable if you’re looking to relocate here.

Key Facts of Bedford

– The town itself has a population of over 165,000. The population has doubled in the last 12 years! In 2005, the population was reported to be around the 75,000 mark. With improvements to the town made over the years, including the shopping facilities as outlined above, its no surprise that the town is gaining more and more residents.

– Another reason why the town has gained so much traction is that its a short train journey away from London! In around 30 minutes, you could be in the heart of London, with trains running every 30 minutes. This is also a big draw for commuters to London, with Bedford being a commutable distance away – without the London price tag!

– Bedford also has 4 private schools, ranging from 7-18 years old all with excellent credentials. Thus making the town again a desirable from an education standpoint. If you’re looking to relocate to the town, then you can rest assured that there are plenty of good options available to you for schools.

If you and your family are looking to relocate to Bedford, then don’t forget to consult with us for all your removal and storage requirements. We are a dedicated Bedford Removals company, so call us on  01480 279 700 to discuss any moving related queries you may have.




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