Shopping Centres

Shopping Malls and Covered Retail Parks etc

Shopping Centres & Retail Parks

Axis House have extensive experience specifying and installing Heavy Duty Entrance Matting in all market sectors, with an impressive portfolio of clients built up over  the past 35 years. With every environment requiring individual attention to detail, experience and market knowledge is paramount to ensure optimum performance, every time.

Experiencing very high levels of foot traffic, especially in peak seasons, high quality Entrance Matting is a vital element for all indoor Shopping Centres. Smooth stone floors beyond the matwells are widely used, meaning the barrier matting must efficiency absorb maximum foot-borne moisture, to avoid the risk of slips & falls.

Clean, visual appearance is valued by all Shopping Centres, enhancing the centre’s appeal to shoppers and potential retail clients. Longevity of the Entrance Matting and flooring products and a straightforward cleaning routine underlie these values, also helping to ensure minimum maintenance costs over the long life of the system.

As public safety is of vital importance, for its own reasons as well as the success of the centre, high quality and effective Entrance Matting is essential. Matwell extensions or secure surface mounted options should be considered in areas with identified slips hazards, avoiding loose laid matting where possible which poses its own risk as a trip hazard.

Axis House have supplied to the following projects:

  • St David’s Centre, Cardiff
  • Westfield Guildford
  • Westfield Merryhill
  • Stratford Shopping Centre
  • The Galleria Shopping Centre, Hatfield
  • Royal Exchange, London
  • Clyde Shopping Centre, Clydebank
  • Touchwood Shopping Centre, Solihull
  • The Potteries Shopping Centre, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Wimbledon Shopping Centre
  • Newlands Shopping Centre, Kettering
  • Northfields Shopping Centre, Birmingham
  • Prospect Shopping Centre, Hull
  • The Shires Shopping Centre, Trowbridge
  • Kings Walk Shopping centre, Gloucester
  • Kingdom Shopping Centre
  • The Strand Shopping centre, Bootle
  • The Headrow Centre, Leeds
  • Market Gates Shopping Centre
  • Ridings Shopping Centre, Wakefield
  • Nicholson’s Shopping Centre
  • Eldon Square Shopping Centre, Newcastle
  • Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon
  • Green Lanes Shopping Centre, Barnstaple
  • Mill Gate Shopping Centre, Bury
  • Dalkeith Arcade, Bournemouth
  • Loreburne Centre, Dumfries
  • Haymarket Shopping Centre, Leicester
  • The Eden Centre, High Wycombe
  • The Mall, Uxbridge
  • Overgate Centre, Dundee
  • Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, Hartlepool
  • Golden Square Shopping Centre,
  • Prescott Shopping Centre, Liverpool
  • Loch Lomond Shores Shopping Centre, Balloch
  • The Walnuts Shopping Centre, Orpington
  • Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter

Specification Guidelines

System Specification Hardwearing material such as Aluminium or PVC, with high performance inserts. External matting recommended with rubber inserts. Internal matting in a Zonal design: combination rubber / polyamide inserts initially and polyamide fibre inserts to remainder of matwell
Matwell Size Matwells should cover the full width of the entrance doors and recommended to extend between 6-10m in the traffic direction. Where matwell size is restricted, surface bonded high performance fibre can be considered for increased performance
Volume of Traffic High to Extreme, depending on size/capacity of the centre
Type of Traffic Heavy wear: Foot traffic / Shopping Trolleys / Wheelchairs etc.
External Environment Often exposed areas with hard surfaces – prevention of moisture ingress is primary
Internal Environment Effective soil & moisture removal for protection of internal floor finishes and the prevention of slips on hard floors due to surface moisture