PULSE Microfibre Cleaning System Bluewater Shopping Centre, UK


Since opening in March 1999, Bluewater is widely acknowledged to have set the benchmark for quality British retailing. It is also the second largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom, comprising a sales floor area of 154,000msq and a floor plan that is a triangular in shape with 330 stores. In addition within the development here are also over 40 cafés, bars and restaurants as well as extensive leisure activities such as fishing, climbing, cycling, boating and a 13-screen cinema.

With over 74,000 people visiting Bluewater every day, and with each guest spending an average of over three hours per visit, keeping such a busy Centre clean and hygienic is a clear challenge for Vita Lend Lease.

After a thorough evaluation of the most innovative cleaning solutions on the market, she decided to trial a smarter cleaning system comprising the Rubbermaid Pulse Floor Cleaning Kit and Rubbermaid Pulse Caddy integrated into a Rubbermaid Cleaning Cart. A key benefit of the Pulse Microfibre Floor Mop was that it allows the Bluewater hosts to clean more metres of floor in less time. Microfibre is widely recognized to be much more effective than cotton at collecting dirt. The purchase of the Rubbermaid Caddy units for use with the Pulse mops increases still further the speed with which hosts can clean the floor.


“My hosts would be devastated if they couldn't have the Pulse mops. In fact everyone in Bluewater knows the improvements the Pulse has brought about so that the challenge now is that we have to hide them from our retailers as they want them too!”

Soft Services Manager