Archive for September, 2023

Starbucks is now open at The Rock

Our new Starbucks store, operated by Starbucks equity, is now open at The Rock Shopping Centre and has created 20 new jobs.  

Customers are invited to enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Latte and Starbucks® UK proudly serves a broad range of dairy alternative options for free. Customers can also try Starbucks Eggs Bites now available with Red Pepper and Spinach. 

We are excited to open our new store and look forward to welcoming the local community. 

The store has a contemporary design and offers customers the opportunity to enjoy a handcrafted cup of coffee and relax with the comfortable seating and free wi-fi. Customers can also order via the Starbucks® UK App, available for iPhone® and Android™, via Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Just Eat. 

Starbucks is committed to 100% ethically sourced coffee in partnership with Conservation International. The cornerstone of our ethical sourcing approach to buying coffee is Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices.     

Starbucks offers a 25p discount to all customers who bring a reusable cup when purchasing a drink.   

The new store is open from 07.00am – 07:00pm Monday to Saturday. Thursday will be extended to 8.00pm for late night shopping and  09.00am – 5pm on Sundays. 

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The Rock recognised with top car park safety award

The Rock Shopping Centre has been recognised for the safety and cleanliness of its car park after receiving the prestigious Park Mark® award.

The shopping destination  has received the award for the 13th year. The standard acknowledges that its parking facilities have measures in place that actively deter crime and the fear of crime.

Park Mark® is the accredited logo of the Safer Parking Scheme. It is given to parking facilities that have achieved the requirements of a risk assessment conducted by the Police and the British Parking Association. Their assessments include management and maintenance of the facility, checking that there are appropriate levels of surveillance, lighting, signage, and cleanliness.  All these are known to reduce the opportunity for crime and thus create a safer environment for the motorist and their vehicle.

Arnold Wilcox-Wood, Centre Director at The Rock said: “The safety of our customers is of paramount importance. Our teams work very hard to maintain high safety and cleanliness standards of the car park and the entire centre. We are pleased to have been recognised with this award.”

Mark Osmond, Area Manager added: “I am thrilled that The Rock Shopping Centre’s has achieved the Park Mark award, demonstrating their hard work and commitment to provide a safe environment for users.”

Car parks with a Park Mark® can use signage featuring the distinctive Park Mark® tick so that drivers know exactly where to go for safe parking. Facilities that have received this award have seen a drop in vehicle-related crime of over 80%.

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Live mannequins wow shoppers at The Rock

Shoppers visiting The Rock Shopping Centre had to look twice when they spotted live mannequins in the shop windows…


We held a two-day ‘Fashion Through The Glass’ event where shop window mannequins were swapped for models showcasing the hottest autumn trends.


Shows took place on Friday 22nd  and Saturday 23rd September and were held to inspire shoppers updating their wardrobes ready for the autumn and winter months.


Retailers including M&S, River Island, Primark, Vanilla, FME, Superdry and Blue Inc took part in the shows.

Arnold Wilcox-Wood, centre director of The Rock, said: “We’re always thinking of new ways to engage with our shoppers and support our retailers and this is the perfect event to do both. This activation was a great way to turn customers’ heads and encourage them to hit the shops.”

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Date announced for Bury Comic Con

Hundreds of people are expected to descend on Bury for the town’s first ever Comic Con event next month.

Organised by the town’s BID, Bury Comic Con, will take place on Sunday 29th October at various locations across the town centre.

Pop culture superfans will have a chance to get up close to comic artists, TV stars and props inspired by Doctor Who, Jurassic Park, Transformers and all of your favourite superheroes.

The event will take place across the town with host venues including The Rock, The Mill Gate, The Fusilier Museum, Bury Art Museum, The Hops, The Bank and Rayners.

Among the anticipated events scheduled are appearances from actors Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Kai Owen (Torchwood), Willie Copen (Star Wars) and George Copen (Willow).

Budding young artists will be encouraged to ‘complete the comic’ competition and adults and kids alike can showcase their costume talents in the cosplay competitions.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the Comic Con audience to Bury town centre and showcasing all that the town has to offer. This is a great opportunity to get involved and have fun, “ said Louise Jackson from Wax and Beans.

There will be several exciting traders completing the line-up with many of the towns businesses also gearing up to celebrate all things Comic Con with exclusive offers.


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