Coventry mall ups its game with Wanyoo café letting


Asian gaming café opens second UK site.

It can’t be very often that an international leisure operator choses to open its second UK venue – and first outside London – in Coventry. But that is exactly what Wanyoo, Asia’s largest e-gaming café operator, has done.

The e-sports operator – whose cafés enable people to play video games competitively in a social setting and which has more than 1,000 venues across China as well as in Australia, the US, Canada and Singapore – has taken a 3,900 sq ft unit at Cathedral Lanes in Coventry city centre on a 15-year lease.

Shearer Property Group (SPG) has spent £25m turning Cathedral Lanes – a secondary, poorly performing shopping centre with an uncertain future – into a leisure destination designed to meet the need for an improved food and beverage and leisure offering in the city.

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