Open air laundrette arrives in Wisbech

The new laundry at the Horsefair
The new laundry at the Horsefair

People will be able to wash while they shop in Wisbech after an open air laundry has been installed in the town centre.

The innovative Revolution Laundrette has been unveiled at the Horsefair Shopping Centre.

The secure outdoor unit, located at the side of the Card Factory, has three machines which will wash and dry clothing and other items.

The washers can take between 8kg and 18kg loads, which can be used for duvets, throws and pillows.

It costs £4 for an 8kg wash, £8 for 18kg wash and from £2 for drying.

Horsefair Centre manager, Kevin Smith, said these machines have proved popular in other areas.

He said: “The Revolution Launderettes have proven to be very popular in Europe and there aren’t yet many to arrive in the UK – so the Horsefair is part of a select bunch!

“It’s reasonably priced and so convenient, particularly as detergent is included – people just need to bring their washing and can go shopping whilst they wait!

“One of the many benefits is the size – it can take an 18kg load, so is perfect for duvets and blankets.”

The washers are available to be used seven-days-a-week at all times of the day.

The arrival of the outdoor unit did create quite a stir in the town after it was installed last week.

The shopping centre will be hosting a car boot sale on Easter Monday.

For more information please visit www.horsefairshoppingcentre.co.uk.