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How real estate and location decisions will help the gaming sector keep on winning

January 31, 2022

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With more time on their hands during the pandemic, the world turned to gaming. The gaming market globally is now estimated to have risen to 2.8bn and the UK is a global powerhouse in the sector.

As the demand for games has grown, the race to develop the best games has followed. This has led to a large increase in employment within the UK gaming sector and the resulting war for talent has big implications for UK property markets. New CBRE leasing market data has shown that 2021 was a record year for gaming sector take-up in the UK, with nearly 300,000 sq ft taken.

Andrew Tinney, CFO, Wargaming commented:

“The videogames industry is known for its speed and agility, and it is adapting rapidly to the seismic shifts we are seeing in the workplace. Our emphasis will always be on fostering creativity and innovation. We therefore need to ensure we have the most meaningful and effective environment to enable that creativity and innovation. How our talent needs to work and collaborate in a hybrid and increasingly geographically dispersed working world is at the core of our planning and decision making.”

Our latest report explores what is fuelling the growth of the sector, where the UK gaming hotspots are located and what kind of space is favoured by the companies within the sector.