Do you often find yourself daydreaming about escaping your reality? Luckily, we live in the future, where we no longer need our imaginations to leave our surroundings. The “world’s most advanced virtual reality experience” is set to open in Birmingham’s Bullring & Grand Central. You’ll be able to plug in and take a trip to some truly immersive experiences this summer. It’s like nowhere else on Earth.
Sandbox VR will transport players to exclusively designed interactive worlds when it launches. Using Hollywood-approved motion capture cameras, 3D precision full-body trackers, custom hardware and haptic feedback suits – to enhance touch, vibration, and motion senses – you’ll soon forget you are still in Birmingham.
Alongside its ground-breaking gameplay, Sandbox VR Birmingham will also bring along its much-loved robotic bartender Toni. It can make up to 80 drinks an hour, from cocktails to pints, meaning it is destined to become one of Birmingham’s best activity bars and group-hangout spots. Taking over a 13,000sq ft unit in the Grand Central mall, this will only be Sandbox VR’s third location in Europe and the first outside of London.
“Following our successful launch in Covent Garden last year, we wanted to kick off our expansion across the UK and Ireland by launching the biggest ever Sandbox VR site in the UK’s second city,” said Jake Wilmot-Sitwell, co-founder of Sandbox VR. “As the West Midlands’ best-connected retail and leisure destination, Bullring & Grand Central is the ideal location to launch our second UK site, and we are eager to bring our mind-expanding adventures to this amazing market.”
It’s not the only exciting activity centre coming to Bullring & Grand Central this year. Lane7, Birmingham’s brilliant bowling alley has found a new home at the shopping centre. Bringing its wide range of hi-tech along with it – while also gaining a rooftop terrace bar.
“What a great way to start the New Year!” said Dan Murphy, General Manager at Bullring & Grand Central. “We’re thrilled to welcome Sandbox VR to our growing line-up of experiential destinations at Bullring & Grand Central as the centre quickly becomes a new entertainment hub for the city. This is just the first of many new concepts we have lined up for 2023.”
To learn more about Sandbox VR head here.