The Rock is a shopping centre in Bury. It opened in July 2010 and offers a good choice of stores, numerous restaurants, a bowling alley, and a multiplex cinema.
Unlike many shopping centres in North West England, The Rock is uncovered and has been developed around historical street layouts.
The shopping centre is anchored by Debenhams and M&S. Large stores include Primark and JD.
Other shops at the time of writing (May 2015) other shops at The Rock include The Entertainer (toys and games), Game (PC and video games), Burton (menswear), Superdrug, Peter Jackson (jewellers), Thomas Cook, Dorothy Perkins, Vision Express (opticians), Superdry (fashion), Holland & Barrett (health foods and supplements), Deichmann (shoes), River Island (fashion), H&M, Topshop, Topman, Oasis (ladies fashion), Next, The Perfume Shop, Open (menswear), B Jewels (jewellery), Jacamo (menswear), Hotter (shoes), Foot Locker, Swarovski, Simply Be (ladies fashion), Build-A-Bear Workshop, Card Factory (cards and gifts), Lush (cosmetics and soaps), Infinities (menswear), Pandora (jewellery), 99p Stores, Select (fashion), and Trespass (outdoor clothing).
Shops that were once at The Rock but have now closed include Hurley (branded fashion), Peacocks, Duffer (menswear), TV and Video Direct (electricals), Phones 4u, and Bank (fashion).
The Rock offers plenty of restaurants and places to eat and drink. Pizza Express, Greggs, Burger King, Pum (Thai), Frankie & Benny’s, The Chinese Buffet, Costa, Barista, Nando’s, and Subway are all here.
There are also cafes in M&S and Debenhams.
The Flaming Dragon has closed. It was replaced by The Chinese Buffet (opened December 2014).
The Vue Cinema at The Rock offers 10 screens.
AMF Bowling offers 24 computerised lanes, entertainment centre, and diner. It’s open 7 days a week from 11 am (10 am weekends) till late.
Other businesses at The Rock include a branch of Barclays Bank, Toni&Guy (hair salon), and Belvoir (lettings and real estate).
Opening times vary by store. All open late on Thursdays and have reduced hours on Sundays.
Hours at the time of writing (May 2015) for the Debenhams, Primark and M&S are:
Debenhams: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9.30 – 7; Thursday 9.30 – 8; Friday, Saturday 9 – 7; Sunday 11 – 5
Primark: Monday – Saturday 9 – 8; Sunday 11 – 5
M&S: Monday – Wednesday 8 – 7; Thursday, Friday 8 – 8; Saturday 8 – 7; Sunday 11 – 5
Times may vary at Christmas and other public holidays.
Location & Directions
The Rock is located at the north eastern end of Bury town centre.
Visitors arriving by car should leave the M66 at Junction 2 and follow the A58 into Bury town centre. This route leads directly to the multi-story car park entrance. Satellite navigation owners should use the postcode BL9 0JY.
Parking is free after 6 pm and only £1 on Sundays. Rates at other times are fairly reasonable.
There’s a car wash on Level 3 of The Rock car park.
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The Rock was designed to complement Bury’s existing retail developments. The Mill Gate Shopping Centre and Bury Market lie immediately southwest. The Angouleme Retail Park and Halls Mill Retail Park are located to the south, while Woodfields Retail Park and Moorgate Retail Park are to the north.
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