Town centre video games store is axed

Game Station Woolshops
Game Station Woolshops

NINE people have lost their jobs with the closure of Game Station, Woolshops, Halifax.

It shut suddenly after its parent company went into administration.

The Game store on Southgate Precinct, Halifax, is continuing to trade.

Administrators Pricewaterhouse Coopers closed 227 stores and 2,100 jobs after being called into the troubled video games retailer.

A spokesperson for PwC said talks were ongoing with parties who have expressed an interest in buying parts of the business and assets.

“However, having reviewed the ongoing operational requirements of the business and with the continued difficulties on the high street, unfortunately it has been necessary to close 277 stores throughout the UK and Ireland.

“Unfortunately, this will inevitably lead to a number of job losses and 2,104 store employees will be made redundant this week.“

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

“The 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.”

The remaining 333 stores employing 2,814 people are open as normal.