Over 20 jobs have been created with the installation of a permanent, digital art gallery in Coventry.
Leamington law firm Wright Hassall helped negotiate a lease for The Reel Store, which has been turned into a new tourist attraction.
The exhibition space is based in the former reel store of the former home of the Coventry Evening Telegraph newspaper – which now houses the Telegraph Hotel.
The deal was made for Coventry City of Culture Trust.
Nathan Hinks, a partner in Wright Hassall’s commercial property team, said: “I’m really pleased to have helped secure this for the Coventry City of Culture Trust.
“This is an original use of what was a disused and vacant space, and will create a unique new tourist attraction for the area as well as jobs.”
The Reel Store has been supported by funding from partners such as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Coventry City Council through the Council’s Cultural Capital Investment Fund, the Building government through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), The Patrick Trust, The Linbury Trust, Edward Cadbury Charitable Trust and Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
Martin Sutherland, Managing Director of Coventry City of Culture Trust, added: “The Reel Store is a hugely exciting undertaking, with Coventry becoming the UK’s only permanent and truly immersive digital art gallery, a major draw for Coventrians and visitors.