Vector Virtual Reality expands at Norwich’s Castle Quarter

25th October 2022 | Lucy Millar

Castle Quarter, Norwich’s leading social, leisure and lifestyle destination, has further strengthened its experiential offer with the expansion of Vector Virtual Reality into a new, larger unit.

The virtual reality experience operator has taken a new ten-year lease on a 4,223 sq ft unit, a significant increase on the 1,594 sq ft space it initially took at Castle Quarter in September 2021. The move also brings it closer to the destination’s other social and leisure operators.

Vector’s virtual reality pods offer over 30 different experiences for individuals and groups of up to six people, with themes such as adventure games, puzzles, combat, artistic, storytelling and sport.

Vector virtual reality storefront

Its expansion enhances what is already central Norwich’s leading social, leisure and lifestyle destination, with occupiers including Boom Battle Bar, Putt Putt Noodle, Escape Hunt, Si5 Spy Missions, Superbowl and Vue. Additionally, Castle Social, a new 20,000 sq ft ‘market hall’ style street food and entertainment concept, will further improve the offer when it opens this autumn.

Mark Harvey, executive director and head of asset management at RivingtonHark, said: “Castle Quarter has become Norwich’s hub for social and ‘competitive leisure’ experiences, and this clustering effect is driving benefits and footfall for all the operators.

“Vector Virtual Reality’s decision to expand into a larger unit not only shows its trading success to date, but also underlines Castle Quarter’s position as a social, leisure and lifestyle destination.”


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