£100m Leicester Square corner plot redevelopment

Property developers are set to spend £100 million transforming the north-east corner of London’s Leicester Square. Owners Soho Estates have appointed commercial property adviser Colliers to find a new tenant to turn the site into a new “destination” in the famous square, best known for hosting red carpet movie premieres. The corner currently houses a Zoo Bar, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Chiquito, alongside offices. The site sits next door to the Odeon cinema – which hosts its fair share of premieres – and bosses hope to find the next…

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Tall buildings. Photo courtesy of KWP (The Stinger Report)

The Stinger Report: Attack of the entertainment robots!

In The Stinger Report # 1078… This issue covers in detail: [TRENDING NEWS] Telepresence enters the amusement arena, with the continued growth in ‘Live Play’ entertainment experiences – a new trend of the #RobotsAreComing is revealed in this latest report. [BREAKING NEWS] Formation of a new trade association to police the popularity of “Online Crane Gaming” is revealed, with over 100 members of the Japanese amusement trade, as the new genre explodes on the market. [BREAKING NEWS] The Japanese amusement trade raises its stake in ‘Live Play’, with TAITO deploying…

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Players in Electric Gamebox, Southbank

Startup gains investment to bring gaming to shopping centres

Count Brookfield Asset Management among the investors in its new funding round Electric Gamebox thinks it can one-up real-world shopping. The London-based startup, which creates interactive gaming centers for malls, yesterday announced an $11 million Series A2 funding round. Count mall giant Brookfield Asset Management, via its Retail Revitalization program, among the investors. The funding will fuel Electric Gamebox’s expansion in the US and UK, including 100 new locations in the next two years and 1,000+ by 2026; it currently has four. Brookfield plans to level up malls with game rooms…

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