Bury Rocks for Primark

September 2009

Primark will open a 50,000 sq ft store at Thornfield’s 1.6m sq ft mixed-use scheme, The Rock.

The scheme will open next summer in Bury, Greater Manchester.

The Primark store will join anchor stores M&S and Debenhams who have already signed up and fashion retailers Next and River Island, bringing the total floor space under contract or in solicitors' hands to 70%, 10 months in advance of the opening.

Vue Cinemas, Pizza Express and AMF Bowling will anchor the leisure offer.

Jason Marcus, chairman of Thornfield, said: 'We are delighted to announce this very important letting at The Rock, adding a further anchor department store to our line up. The Rock will be one of the largest retail developments to open in the UK next year and given the current economic climate we are delighted to also be in legals with a large number of other exciting retailers and will be in a position to announce these shortly.'

Thornfield is represented by CBRE, GCW and Nick Green & Co