7th Dec, 2019

Gaming firm finds bigger Leamington home with a little help from its friends

Ian Hughes 2nd Aug, 2019

A GAMING company launched by one of the founders of Codemasters has a new home.

Kwalee was launched by David Darling, who along with brother Richard launched Codemasters – one of the UK’s largest and most successful game development and publishing companies – in Leamington more than 30 years ago.

His latest venture Kwalee, which makes mobile games, outgrew its previous home in Leamington’s Juno Drive prompting the move to larger premises at the Southam Road-based B2 Technical Centre – leased from engineering firm Ricardo.

Tom Aherne, finance manager at Kwalee, said: “We’ve made great strides since we launched in 2011 and have been uniquely placed to capitalise on the explosion in popularity of mobile gaming.

“Our team is made up of veterans of the gaming industry, experts in the field of mobile gaming and passionate gamers who are new to the industry. It’s a perfect combination.

“Our new property is ideal for us after outgrowing our previous home. It is close to the town centre, there is an on-site gym and canteen, lots of parking and 24/7 on-site security.”

Leamington-based commercial property firm ehB Reeves found the new premises for Kwalee, continuing a relationship which goes all the way back to Codemasters’ early days.

ehB Reeves director Simon Hain found Kwalee its first ever office in Leamington’s Parade, and its second in Queensway, as the business continued to grow.

Simon said: “Kwalee is an exciting, innovative company, and it was a pleasure to be able to find new headquarters for them.

“It was important that we found somewhere which could meet their needs in terms of available space, both for now and in the future, and that all their specific technical requirements were catered for.

“We have worked with David on many occasions previously and thoroughly enjoy being of help to him and his company.”

 

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