Merseyway secures virtual reality letting

X-Gen VR to open in June 2019

New virtual reality centre, X-Gen VR, has signed up to take 2,300 sq ft at Merseyway shopping centre in Stockport. The attraction, which is set to open on Deanery Way in the centre this June, will offer a range of state-of-the-art virtual reality games and experiences.

Created by Stockport entrepreneur Gareth Mee, X-Gen VR will feature a VR arcade including motorbikes, go-karts and Gatling Guns for up to 10 players at a time, along with luxury private rooms offering an unrivalled 3m x 3m play space to maximise the enjoyment of the latest virtual reality experiences and games. Visitors will pay an entry fee for 15, 30 and 60 minute sessions.

The letting to X-Gen VR follows a 5,000 sq ft letting to fashion retailer Tessuti, which opened at the scheme in December, and lease renewals with retailers including Thorntons, EE, WH Smith and Tui.

James Kington from CBRE, asset manager for Merseyway, which is owned by Stockport Council said: “Destination gaming is becoming hugely popular across the UK and internationally so we’re delighted to be bringing a dedicated VR experience to Merseyway. We’re confident X-Gen VR will prove a popular addition to the scheme and reinforce our strategy to evolve the centre by creating experiences for shoppers, bringing in new footfall and increasing dwell time.”

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