Coventry & Warwickshire has a globally significant gaming cluster which is one of the largest in the UK. The ‘Silicon Spa’ cluster employs over 2000 highly skilled people, equating to over 10% of the UK total in games development.
The cluster is anchored in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa a vibrant regency town and stretches out to the surrounding areas of Southam and Warwick. Uniquely, 75% of the digital media companies in the area are gaming companies, where a more typical share would be 5-10%.
With an established history in game development spanning 30 years, the local area can call upon a uniquely skilled talent pool drawn here by the presence of key industry names including Codemasters, SEGA and Ubisoft.
Currently there are over 30 studios operating from within the Silicon Spa area and over 45 across the area of Coventry and Warwickshire.