Ilford’s Gamestation store closes for good after company goes into administration

Ilford’s Gamestation store has closed its doors after the Game Group went into administration.

The store in High Road, Ilford shut its doors yesterday morning, with six staff being made redundant.

It is one of 277 Game and Gamestation stores throughout the UK and Ireland to close.

There will be 2,074 redundancies in total as a result.

Mike Jervis, joint administrator and partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, said: “Our priority is to continue trading the business as normal while we continue to pursue a sale.

“The recent job losses are regrettable but will place the company in a stronger position while we explore opportunities to conclude a sale.

“My team and I will be doing all we can to help the affected employees at this difficult time.”

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