Posted on November 28, 2018 by staff

Video game giant signs up for new UK office


A US video game development giant is set to open a new UK base after taking space at a speculative office development in Brighton.

Unity Technologies has become the final occupier to take space at The Brinell Building, which has now been fully let ahead of completion in June 2019.

The newly developed 65,253 sq ft, seven-storey office building is being delivered by developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe.

The tech company, which will be the anchor tenant, has committed to over 37,000 sq ft over the first to fourth floors on a 10-year lease.

Unity Technologies joins other occupiers including Diversified, the digital media, broadcasting, electronic security and OTT solutions company, which has pre-let 8,272 sq ft on the ground floor on a 15-year lease.

Knight Frank acted jointly with SHW for McAleer & Rushe and CBRE acted for Unity Technologies.

“The Brighton occupier market has historically been underpinned by corporate giants like L&G, American Express and BUPA but the letting success at The Brinell Building highlights demand from the ever-expanding TMT sector,” said Jack Riley, associate, national offices at Knight Frank.

“Brighton’s amenity offering coupled with a young, skilled labour force and growing tech sector is making it a hotbed for talent.

“With vacancy rates at an all-time low, speculative schemes providing Grade A office stock, such as The Brinell Building, are crucial for the continued growth of Brighton’s thriving business community.”

Headquartered in San Francisco, Unity Technologies is best known for developing licenced game engine Unity and has a market cap of more than $2.5 billion.