It was in the same family for 115 years but now one of Falmouth's longest-running shop premises is to embrace the future with a video game developer moving in.

Richard Barham, managing director of Antimatter Games, has been given conditional approval to change the use of the former Richard Cook furnishers store in Killigrew Street to just business use, with minor alterations and a complete refurbishment of the building.

Permission for the business's logo will be part of a separate planning application.

After extensive discussions with Cornwall Council, the glass is to be kept clear but a glazed screen will sit back from the window to protect the sensitive nature of the business.

Design company AntiMatter Games is currently based at Tremough Innovation Centre on the Penryn Campus, but plans to expand into Falmouth and use it as a permanent home for the future.

The building at 21-24 Killigrew Street has been empty since February, when Richard Cook owner Richard Nunn bid goodbye to the business that had been in his family since 1903.

Mr Barham previously told the Packet that should the company move into Falmouth it planned to double the number of employees and hoped to be part of regenerating the high street.

He has a long pedigree in the industry, having worked with some of the world's leading game developers in California as group manager of Blizzard from 2006-2008 (World of Warcraft), director of ZeniMax (Elder Scrolls Online) and director of Riot Games (League of Legends).