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Game Group Store Closure List

Last week the Game Group requested its shares be suspended to the stock market and filed for administration. This week it became official when the announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) would handle the administration.

The administration has led to the immediate closure of game, gamestation and gameplay online stores. Several physical stores have also closed their doors for the last time with confirmed closures at:

  • Abergavenny Unit 3 Cibi Walk,Frogmore Street
  • Accrington29 Broadway
  • Aintree Comet
  • Altrincham97 George Street
  • Andover49 High Street
  • Antrim Unit 42, Junction One Outlet Centre
  • Ashford18 County Square
  • Ashington12 Station Road, Ashington
  • Ashton Unit 28, TheArcade
  • Athlone Unit 44AthloneTownCentre
  • Aylesbury Units 36-37, Friars Sq. Shopping Centre
  • Ballymena Unit 15 Fairhill Shopping Centre
  • Banbury 4B Castle Quay Shopping Centre
  • BangorNI 9BloomfieldCentre
  • Barking Unit 17 Vicarage Fields Shopping
  • Barnet Unit 10 The Spires Shopping Centre
  • Barnsley32 Market Street
  • Barnstaple30 High Street
  • Barrow In Furness Unit 26,PortlandWalk
  • Basildon84 Town Square
  • Basingstoke 3MayfairHouse
  • BathSU7 St Lawrence Street,SouthgateCentre
  • Beckton 19 Gallions Reach,3 Armada Way
  • BelfastUnit 55 Castle Court Shopping Centre,Belfast
  • Belfast(Conns) Unit 20, Connswater Centre
  • Belfast(Forestside) Unit 12, Forestside Shopping Centre,Upper Galway
  • Birkenhead 35-37MiltonPavement, Grange Precinct
  • BirminghamUnit 52, The Pallasades
  • Birmingham138 New Street
  • BirminghamFortUnit3a The Fort Shopping Park
  • Bishop Auckland 59 Newgate Street
  • Blackburn Unit 7VictoriaCourt, The Mall
  • BlackpoolUnit 19, Houndshill Shopping Centre
  • Blanchardstown Unit 112,BlanchardstownTownCentre
  • Bluewater LO42Lower ThamesWalk, Bluewater
  • Bolton 37NewportStreet
  • Bootle Unit 7, 63 Parkside,StrandShopping Centre
  • Boston23 Strait Bargate
  • BournemouthUnit 4, Avenue Centre,Commercial Road
  • Bournemouth49 Commercial Street
  • Bracknell39 Princess Square
  • BradfordUnit 2, The Broadway
  • Bradford4-6 Darley Street
  • Brent Cross Unit B15, Brent Cross Shopping Centre
  • Bridgend12/14 Adare Street
  • Bridlington Unit 11 The Promenades
  • Brighton69 Western Road
  • BristolSU16 Cabots Circus, Broadmead
  • Bromley 68-68A High Street
  • Burnley68/70 St James Street
  • Burton on Trent 7 Underhill Walk
  • Bury 20 Princess Parade
  • Buxton Unit 13,SpringGardens
  • Camden124CamdenHigh Street
  • Cannock6 Market Hall Street
  • Canterbury14 High Street
  • Cardiff92 Queen Street
  • Chatham152 High Street
  • Cheltenham100 High Street
  • Chester39 Foregate Street
  • Chesterfield22 Vicar Lane Shopping Centre (10 Vicar Lane)
  • Chiswick350 High Road
  • Cirencester 26,Cricklade Street
  • Clactonon Sea20-22 Station Road
  • Colchester3 Shewell Walk, (Unit 13 The Culver Centre)
  • Coleraine16 Kingsgate Street
  • Collierswood Unit 9a Tandem Centre,Christchurch Road
  • Congleton45-47 High Street
  • Cork6 Mahon Point,Cork
  • Cork 66 Patrick Street, ,Cork,Eire,
  • CoventryUnit 22, West Orchards Centre,Smithford Way
  • Cowley 107 Pound Way,Templars SquareShopping Centre
  • Cramlington4 Dudley Court
  • CrawleyUnit 8, County Mall
  • Crawley10-12 The Martlets
  • CreweUnit 7, The Market Centre
  • Croydon 98/99 Whitgift Centre
  • Croydon (Purley Way) Comet
  • Cumbernauld Unit 29, Antonine Shopping Centre,Tryst Road
  • Dewsbury 12 Longcauseway
  • Doncaster43/44 Market Place
  • Dorchester55 South Street
  • Dublin2Dawson Street,Dublin2,Eire,
  • DublinUnit 18, Ilac Centre,Dublin1
  • Dublin(Dundrum) Unit 10, Level 3, Dundrum Centre,Dublin
  • Dublin(Dundrum) Hamleys Dundrum
  • Dublin(Liffey) Unit 37,LiffeyValleyCentre, Clondalkin,Dublin,
  • Dudley7 Churchill Parade
  • Dudley (Merry Hill) Unit L87, Merry Hill Shopping Centre
  • Dumbarton77/79 High Street
  • Dundee40 Murraygate
  • Dunstable6-8 Nicholas Way, Quadrant Shopping Centre,Dunstable,LU6 1TD
  • DurhamUnit SU40, Land Of The Prince Bishops Shopping Centre
  • East Ham111 High Street North
  • East Kilbride 5 TheOlympia, Town Centre
  • Edinburgh127 Princes Street
  • Edinburgh(Leith) Unit RU4, Ocean Terminal
  • Ellesmere Port18 Mercers Walk
  • Enfield37 Church Street
  • Enniskillen Unit 23, Erneside Shopping Centre
  • Evesham Unit 16,RiversideCentre
  • ExeterSU19 Princeshay
  • FalkirkUnit 34, Howgate Centre
  • Fleet 16 Hart Centre
  • Gainsborough Unit 13b,MarshallsYard, Gainsborough
  • Galashiels Unit 8DouglasBridge, Galashiels
  • Galway5 Eglington Street
  • GlasgowUnit L3/22 , Buchanan Galleries
  • GlasgowHamleysGlasgow
  • Glasgow146 Sauchiehall Street
  • Glasgow83 Sauchiehall Street
  • Glenrothes42 Unicorn Way
  • Gloucester16 Kings Walk
  • Grantham53 High Street
  • GreatYarmouthUnit 10 Market Gates Shopping Centre
  • GretnaUnit 53,GretnaOutletVillage
  • Grimsby24 Victoria Street West
  • Halesowen 38 Hagley Mall, Cornbow Centre, Halesowen
  • Halifax12 Woolshops
  • Hanley Unit F, ThePotteries, Hanley
  • Hanley 214-215 ThePotteries
  • Harlow 8 Broad Walk,Harlow
  • Harrogate 2DCheltenhamParade
  • Harrow68-70 St. Anns Road
  • Hartlepool92 Middleton Grange Shopping Centre
  • Hastings19QueensRoad
  • Hemel HempsteadUnit 201, The Marlowes Shopping Centre
  • Hemel HempsteadUnit 12, The Marlowes Shopping Centre
  • Hereford56 Commercial Street
  • High Wycombe16 Church Street
  • Hounslow Unit 13, The Treaty Centre, High Street
  • HullUnit G46, Princes Quay
  • Huyton Unit 5 Cavendish Walk,Derby Road, Huyton
  • Hyde 8 The Square, Hyde
  • Ilford172 – 174 High Road
  • Inverness6-8 Ingliss Street
  • Jarrow 25 Viking Precinct, Jarrow
  • Kensington185 High Street
  • Kettering27 Gold Street
  • Kidderminster 82WorcesterStreet
  • Kingston64-66 Clarence Street
  • Lakeside Unit 282LakesideShopping Centre
  • LancasterUnit 15, Ashton Walk,St.Nicholas Arcade
  • LeamingtonSpa 83 Parade
  • Leeds 50-52AlbionStreet
  • Leeds18 Kirkgate
  • Leeds(Birstall) Unit 8b Birstall Shopping Park
  • Leeds(Crossgates) 58 Crossgates Shopping Centre
  • Leeds (Crown Point) Unit 5b Crown Point Retail park
  • Leicester 42GranbyStreet
  • Lewisham 68 Lewisham Centre
  • Limmerick Unit 11A,Cruises Street, Limerick,Eire,
  • Lincoln (Valentine) Unit 2aValentineRetailPark
  • Lisburn6 Bow Street
  • Lisburn Unit A10, Bow St. Mall
  • LiverpoolUnit 43/44 Clayton SquareShopping Centre
  • LiverpoolUnit 44,South John Street
  • Llandudno46 Mostyn Street
  • Llanelli Unit 1, Llanelli Shopping Centre
  • Long Eaton 10 Market Place
  • Lowestoft43 London Road North
  • Luton142-144 Andale Centre
  • Luton39 George Street
  • Macclesfield25 Mill Street
  • Maidenhead 75 Queens Walk, The Nicholson Centre
  • Maidstone351 Chequers Centre
  • ManchesterUnit L16 Arndale Centre
  • ManchesterUnit 59, Arndale Centre
  • Manchester(Trafford) 124 Peel Centre, Trafford Centre
  • Mansfield38A Westgate
  • Meadowhall Unit 29, High Street, Meadowhall Shopping Centre
  • Meadowhall Unit 52, High Street, Meadowhall Centre
  • Melton Mowbray14-15 Market Place, Melton Mowbray
  • Merthyr Tydfill4 Graham Way, Tydfils Shopping Centre
  • Merthyr Tydfill Unit 3 Beacons Place Shopping Centre
  • Metrocentre Unit 112 Lower blue hall, Metro Centre
  • Middlesbrough108 Linthorpe Road
  • Middleton G14 Middleton Shopping Centre
  • Milton KeynesUnit SU 10,Midsumer Place
  • Monaghan Unit 27 Monaghan Shopping Centre
  • Newark9 St Marks Place
  • Newbury 63ANorth Brook Street
  • Newcastle8 High Friars,Eldon Square
  • NewcastleFenwicks Concession
  • Newcastle78 Grainger Street
  • Newport13 Commercial Street
  • NewportIsle Of Wight63 High Street
  • Newry Unit 12A, Buttercrane Shopping Centre
  • North Finchley776 High Road
  • North Shields Comet
  • Northampton17 Abingdon Street
  • Norwich17 St Stephens Street
  • Norwich3-4 Castle Mall Shopping Centre
  • NottinghamUnit 2, 33 Listergate
  • Nuneaton2A Market Place
  • OldhamUnit 18, The Spindles Shopping Centre
  • Omagh Unit 5,Main StreetDevelopment
  • Orpington 79 – 81 The Walnuts,Orpington,BR6 0TW
  • Perth9 Scott Street
  • Peterlee21 Yoden Way
  • Plymouth81/83 NewGeorge Street
  • Portadown Unit 6, High Street Mall
  • Portsmouth7 Meadow Walk, Cascades Shopping Centre
  • Preston8 Fishergate Centre
  • Preston172 Friargate
  • Putney Unit 28, Exchange Shopping Centre
  • Ramsgate30 High Street
  • Reading Unit 17 Oracle Shopping Centre
  • RedcarUnit 8, Regent Centre
  • Rhyl64 High St
  • Rochdale54 Market Way
  • Rugby45-46 Clocktower Centre
  • Runcorn 48ForestWalk, Halton Lea Shopping Centre
  • Salisbury11 High Street
  • Scarborough112B Westborough
  • Scunthorpe58 High Street
  • SheffieldUnit 22/24, Fargate
  • Sheffield37/41 The Moor
  • Shrewsbury3-4 Castle Street
  • Skelmersdale UNIT 27 Upper Mall, The Concourse Shopping Centre
  • Slough N21 Curzon Mall, Queensmere Centre
  • SolihullComet
  • South Shields89/91 King Street
  • SouthamptonUnit SU8, West Quay Centre
  • Southampton82 AboveBar Street
  • Southport203 Lord Street
  • Speke Comet
  • St AlbansUnit 32, The Maltings
  • Stafford21 Gaolgate Street
  • Staines54 High Street
  • Stevenage64 Queensway
  • Stevenage54 Queensway
  • StirlingUnit 24, The Thistle Centre
  • StockportComet
  • Stockton-on-TeesUnit SU32,Wellington Square
  • Stockton-on-Tees134B High Street
  • Stratford88 The Mall
  • StratforduponAvon13 Town Square Shopping Centre
  • Sunderland251 High Street
  • Sunderland27 Blandford Street
  • Sutton 192 High Street
  • Sutton Coldfield Unit SU7, New Hall Walk, Lower Sutton Parade
  • Swansea12 Union Street
  • Swindon 9HavelockSquare, Brunel Shopping Centre
  • Swindon7 Regent Sreet
  • Tallaght Unit 307, The Square
  • TamworthUnit 18, Ankerside
  • Taunton47 North Street
  • Telford Unit 6, 159 New Mall,TelfordShopping Centre
  • Telford 32 Sherwood Street,TelfordShopping Centre
  • Torquay 5 Union House
  • TruroUnit 2,4/6 Pyder Street
  • Uxbridge13 Market Square
  • Victoria10VictoriaPlace,Buckingham Palace Road
  • Wakefield17 Kirkgate
  • Walsall42 Old Square Shopping Centre
  • Walthamstow Unit 11A, Selbourne Centre
  • Wandsworth 61 South Mall, Wandsworth Shopping Centre
  • Warrington46 The Mall
  • WashingtonUnit 30 Albany Mall, The Galleries
  • Washington26 Albany Mall
  • WelwynGardenCity 21 The Howard Centre
  • Wembley458 High Road
  • West BelfastUnit 4 Park Centre,Donegall Road
  • Weston Super Mare85 High Street
  • WeymouthUnit 5,Bond StreetCentre
  • Wigan23 Market Place
  • Winchester106A High Street
  • Windsor21 King Edward Court
  • Woking4 Middle Walk
  • Wolverhampton 27DudleyStreet
  • Wood Green83 High Road
  • Woolwich112 Powis Street
  • Wrexham42-43 Hope Street
  • Wythenshawe 18 The Birtles, Wythenshawe
  • Yeovil 13-15 Vicarage Walk, Quedam Shopping Centre
  • YorkUnit3, 5 Spurriergate

In related news staff in some closed stores have staged a protest as they were refused redundancy pay.

One staff member was quoted as saying

“According to Irish Employment Law, once there is a collective redundancy (which there has been in this case) all employees are entitled to 30 days notice of redundancy,”

“All stores, including our UK colleagues should stand up and fight too. You are entitled to more than this after how we fought for this company. They have just dismissed us like we are nothing. Stand up for yourselves. FIGHT. Please support us in this.”

I don’t know what legal standings that employees have, although considering the Game Group have been on the edge for the last 3 months there are few that would argue they didn’t see this coming.

It is always tough when you lose a job and I’m sure that the entire Platform Nation family will join me and wish the former staff at Game Group the best during this difficult time.

 Source: CVG, BBC News

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