Following the closure of The Beacon, due to the recent COVID-19 situation, we are delighted to announce the centre, in accordance with advice received by the NHS and Central Government and our own policies, is now partially open with stores reopening daily. We hope that you have enjoyed visiting us over the last few weeks.

From Friday 24th July and in line with the latest Government Face Covering Guidance, we are asking our customers to wear a face covering, both when visiting the shopping centre and also when shopping in our stores.

The wellbeing of our staff and customers continues to be our top priority, and we are committed to making your shopping experience as safe as possible. Please protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering when visiting the centre.

Our stores which are open are:

  • Animal
  • Baseus
  • Bonmarche
  • Brufords
  • Boots
  • Burtons
  • Blue Inc
  • Clarks
  • Claire’s Accessories
  • Café Ruby
  • Card Factory
  • Costa
  • Nando’s
  • McDonalds
  • Robert Dyas
  • Shades
  • Sky
  • Clintons
  • Deichmann
  • Dorothy Perkins
  • Eurochange
  • Ernest Jones
  • FatFace
  • Flying Tiger
  • Game
  • Grape Tree
  • Greggs
  • H&M
  • H Samuel
  • Holland & Barratt
  • Hotter
  • JD Sports
  • Jamaica Blue
  • Jack Wills
  • Jojo Maman Bebe
  • Kids Stuff Toys
  • Lovisa
  • Lush
  • M&S
  • Metro Bank
  • Mobile Booth
  • Muffin Break
  • Nando’s
  • Neon Sheep
  • Next
  • NM Money 
  • New Look
  • O2
  • Pandora
  • Phase Eight
  • Primark
  • Polo Barbers
  • River Island
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Schuh
  • Scorch Comics
  • Select
  • Smiggle
  • Sports Direct
  • Specsavers
  • Skechers
  • Starbucks
  • Supercuts
  • Taylors Sports Bar
  • The Bok Shop
  • The Fragrance Shop
  • The Perfume Shop
  • The Works
  • Three
  • Timpson
  • Topshop/ Topman
  • Top Gift
  • Truly Scrumptious
  • Tui
  • Vodafone
  • Vision Express
  • Wallis
  • Watson’s News
  • Wilko

Please visit the individual retailer website for correct store opening time to plan your visit accordingly.

We want to reassure you that the wellbeing of our staff and visitors is our top priority, and we’ve made a number of changes to your shopping experience to help you and keep you safe:

  • Physical distance signage is installed throughout the centre with a one-way, ‘Keep Left’ operation in place.
  • Hand Sanitiser is available for customers at key touchpoints throughout the centre.
  • Enhanced cleaning regimes with cleaning taking place on customer touch points.
  • Lifts are ‘one household only’ at a time and customers must keep at least 5 steps apart on the escalators.
  • Some team members can be found wearing face masks and gloves at all times in the centre.

Centre Trading Hours

The Centre will be trading resumed opening hours of:

Monday – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday – 8:00am -7:00pm

Friday – 8:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday – 10:30am – 4:30pm

Each store opening time will vary, please check with the individual retailer before planning your journey.


The toilets will be open however, the number of users at any one time will be limited to allow for physical distancing.  Additionally, the toilets will be regularly closed throughout the day for thorough cleaning.


The car park is open as normal but there may be delays at the entrance should the Centre reach occupancy capacity.

Car Park Hours are:

Monday – 8:00am – 6:30pm

Tuesday – 8:00am – 6:30pm

Wednesday – 8:00am – 6:30pm

Thursday – 8:00am -7:30pm

Friday – 8:00am – 7:30pm

Saturday – 8:00am – 6:30pm

Sunday – 10:00am – 5:00pm

Our car park is open and parking tariffs are:

0-1 hours: £1.00
1-2 hours: £2.00
2-3 hours: £3.00
And £1 per hour or part hour thereafter.

Parking is £1 after 6.00pm, Monday – Saturday.

All payment machines have contactless payment options.

One person only at the payment machine at any time.

Junction Road Car Park will remain closed at this time.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our shoppers, employees and the public for their continued support and understanding over the past few months and we look forward to welcoming you back into the centre to resume business as usual.

Stay Smart, Stay Safe.

For further information, click here to read our FAQ’s