Elk Mill

Elk Mill is a large retail park in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

Shops here at the time of writing (October 2016) include Asda Living, Harveys and Bensons for Beds, Boots, Carpetright (carpets, rugs, and floor coverings), Carphone Warehouse (in Currys PC World), Currys PC World, DFS (sofas, chairs, and furniture), DW (sports store and fitness club), JD Sports (trainers, football boots, sports clothes etc.), Maplin, Next, Oak Furniture Land, Pets at Home, Scotts (menswear), ScS (sofas), Smyths (toys), Argos, and Sofology (formerly Sofaworks and CSL).

The Bathstore outlet is no longer here. The Comet store closed in 2012 when the company entered administration.

The retail park also boasts several places to eat and drink; KFC, Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Hut, Nando’s, and a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant.

Shops at Elk Mill are open 7 days a week. Opening times vary by store.

Elk Mill is situated in Royton, 1½ miles north of Oldham town centre and close to the intersection of the A627 (M) and Broadway.

To reach it by car leave the M62 motorway at Junction 20 and take the A627 (M), signposted for Oldham. After driving for 2 miles take the A627 (signposted for Oldham), and then the A663 (Broadway) for Royton. The Centre Retail Park is immediately on the left. Drivers with satellite navigation systems can use the postcode OL2 5HX to find it.

Buses from Oldham town centre to Elk Mill include the 406 service from Oldham to Mills Hill in Middleton.

There are no train or Metrolink stations in the immediate vicinity of Elk Mill. The nearest train station is Mills Hill Train Station while the closest Metrolink station is Westwood.

The park is situated on the site of Elk Mill, the last cotton mill to open in Oldham (in 1928) and the last to close (in 1998).

The shopping park was previously known as the Centre Retail Park.


Map showing location of Elk Mill.

Map showing location of Elk Mill


Elk Mill

Address and postcode
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. Is Burger King opening on the park?

  2. I live near the retail park and have been going there since it opened. It has never took me anywhere near an hour to get in or out. 15 minutes at the most. So anyone who says an hour is lying.

    • You’ve never been on match day.

    • Am at the moment in a traffic jam and have been for 30 mins with. no movement at all it is total gridlock tempers are beginning to fray totally rediculous never ever will i come on a Saturday

  3. I think the retail park is hard to get in and out on busy days so just go during the week when you’re off.

  4. Love the retail park.. When you fancy a drive out to mooch round the shops it’s great! Pizza Hut for lunch or there’s MacDonalds or KFC. And to Adam, that’s what you get when the sales start, my brother queued for an hour at 4 in the morning when he worked at Next! Just go on a normal day and i’ts great!

  5. Elk Mill is so cool, but if you can make JD and Scotts bigger that will be better.

  6. I’ve been stuck in the traffic there. And there was a plan for another entrance/exit when it was built by the man who owned it all, but Oldham council refused the planning permission for the other entrance/exit!

  7. JD and Scotts are the best, but it would be better if they cut the prices of their clothes.

  8. Yes I agree with Adam. It’s a total nightmare when you want to leave the retail park. I too have been stuck there for well over an hour. Surely the planners must have known this before they built it. But then again it’s Oldham Council. Need I say more!

  9. This retail park is mad! Do not go there on a busy day. We went today, it is Sunday, 2 days after boxing day, and parked fine but when we went to leave the car park, there was total gridlock. Hundreds of cars hooting and there is only one exit! We were sat in the car for about 30mins until it moved forward only 1 place then we eventually left the car park after 1 hour 10mins! Crazy and very disappointing!


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