Archive for January, 2021

Customer safety measures at The Rock

To ensure the safety of our visitors we have adopted the following measures at The Rock:

  • We have an enhanced cleaning regime, including the cleaning of all key touch points
  • We have introduced additional signage to assist everybody in following the latest social distancing guidelines
  • You’ll spot a lot of visual cues to ensure everybody is maintaining a 2 metre distance between each other. If you’re unsure about anything, please ask.
  • Our teams are following a strict personal hygiene regime, including regularly washing hands, the use of disposable gloves and disposable face masks.
  • The installation of customer hand sanitising stations on the malls and in the lift lobbies

Please note: There may be occasions where access to The Rock is restricted to allow social distancing measures to be observed. Many shops will also be restricting the number of shoppers allowed into store so visitors are advised to plan extra time for their trip.

The Rock does not have any public toilets and it is likely that the toilets within our retail stores will also be closed. Please keep this in mind when planning your visit.

The Rock car park is open and usual tariffs apply.

Please bear with us during this time as we work hard to keep our customers safe and please continue to follow government advice and adhere to social distancing measures.


From Friday (24th July) face coverings will be compulsory in shops and supermarkets in England.

We would like to remind you to please wear a face covering when visiting shops at The Rock.

More information on this is available here:

The government also advises that you also strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in other enclosed public spaces where social distancing may be difficult and where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

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Click & Collect at The Rock: Denise Lewis’s debut range with Next

If you’re looking for a fresh outfit for your home workouts, we’ve got you covered! Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis OBE has teamed up with Next (one of our resident retailers here at The Rock) to release a Spring 2021 activewear range.

The collection features key performance clothing essentials such as leggings, sports bras and breathable tops (all of which are available in sizes 6 to 22 or XS to XXL) that can be ordered online on the Next website and collected in-store at The Rock.

The perfect accompaniment to your home workouts

The debut Denise Lewis Edit is comprised of pieces that have been tested and approved by the Olympian herself. Suitable for a wide range of workouts, the collection has all the major features you’d expect from activewear staples – from sweat-wicking squat-proof leggings that lift your legs whilst keeping you cool, to inner waistbands and side pockets that are essential for keeping valuables secure.

As well as being a great accompaniment to your home workouts during lockdown, the collection is also engineered for “the gym of life” – in other words, it’s perfect for keeping you comfortable while going about your daily duties. Specially created with busy mums in mind, it caters for women who don’t always have time to fit workouts into their schedules.

This is certainly something mother-of-four Denise can relate to. Nevertheless, she finds that activewear keeps her looking and feeling good whilst juggling parental responsibilities, allowing her to go from running errands to working out without a wardrobe change.

“What I love about activewear is that it’s easy. It doesn’t matter what time of the day I put it on. It’s simple. I can go to the gym, I can pick up the kids from school. It’s just comfortable and I feel good in it.” – Denise Lewis


Stylish pieces made from breathable fabrics

Denise’s range is suitable for a host of different workouts – from high intensity training to low impact stretching and yoga – making her debut edit a versatile one-stop-shop for all your activewear needs.

With plenty of printed patterns and colourful designs to choose from, the collection doesn’t compromise on style. One of Denise’s favourites is the zip up hoody because it’s versatile and easy to throw on at a moment’s notice:

“I just love this zip up hoody, it’s such a strong piece. It’s perfect to throw on whether you’re coming from the gym and heading out to go shopping or picking up the kids, it’s just easy. The attention to detail is fabulous, a little bit edgy – I like!”

To cap off the outfits, Next have also developed technical trainers as part of the collection. Suitable for running and high impact activities, these sports shoes are lightweight yet supportive, available in four colours and with a moulded heel to prevent inward or outward pronation.

“These trainers are great for running or high impact activity. They’re really comfy and supportive – my feet don’t slip inside and they really grip the ground!”


So, if you’re looking to give your workout wardrobe a revamp, why not head over to the Next website to explore the Denise Lewis Edit? You can then collect in-store at The Rock.

To take a look at how we’re working to keep you safe during these unprecedented times, visit our article on customer safety measures within our centre.

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