June 24th, 2019

Chewing Gum Removal Helps Improve Prestigious Retail Park Environment

Retail Park Gets Chewing Gum Removal Therapy

Thurmaston Shopping Centre is located five miles north of Leicester City centre, perfectly located to serve the people of Leicester and the surrounding area, offering easy hassle free out of town retail shopping and dining.

The retail park was developed by Charles Street Buildings and comprises approximately 175,000 sq.ft of retail space. Current tenants at Thurmaston include major blue chip, high street brands like Boots, M&S, Next, O2, Starbucks and McDonald’s. The full list of retailers at Thurmaston includes:

  • Outfit
  • Next
  • Sports Direct
  • TK Maxx
  • Boots
  • Poundland
  • Dunelm
  • M&S Foodhall
  • Bathstore
  • O2
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • Pizza Hut
  • Starbucks
  • McDonald’s
Surface Solve Ltd Street Cleaning Services
Surface Solve Ltd Street Cleaning Team and Chewing Gum Removal Services


In June 2019, managing agents for the Thurmaston Shopping Centre, APB Property Consultants, contracted Surface Solve Ltd, part of the Go-Gum Group, for a full chewing gum removal and deep clean to the block paving, paving slabs and tarmac areas surrounding the shopping centre and it’s main concourse.

Our Surface Solve Limited street cleaning team despatched a single operative, a single Go-Gum Lanceman DiBO hot water pressure washer cleaning machine and a Banksman to help with safety and on-site night time security. All of the chewing gum removal operations and deep cleaning tasks were completed during five consecutive nightshifts so as to minimise disruption to both the retail businesses at the Thurmaston Shopping Centre and their patrons.

In all, the chewing gum removal and full pavement cleaning operations covered approximately 1,172m² of mixed paving and tarmac. All of the discarded chewing gum mess was successfully removed and all of the areas which were fully cleansed were returned to their former glory.

Chewing Gum RemovalBefore Chewing Gum Removal and Deep Clean
Chewing Gum Removal at Thurmaston Shopping CentreAfter Chewing Gum Removal and Deep Clean


Commenting on the project, Go-Gum Group Managing Director Rob Dixon said: “This was a fairly typical job for our Surface Solve Limited street cleaning team. We have nearly two decades experience in safely, efficiently and effectively removing carelessly discarded chewing gum. Using our expert knowhow and safe, environmentally friendly equipment, the heavily trafficked pedestrian areas were fully cleansed in just five working nights.”