It has been reported that Hollywood movie giants Paramount are planning to open a theme park in the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent which would rival that of Disneyland Paris. If given the go ahead it would boast Europe’s largest indoor water park, live music venues, theatres, attractions, restaurants, event space, cinemas and hotels and will be twice as big as the Olympic Park in East London.
Project leader for the development company London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), Tony Sefton, “Our vision is to create a world-class entertainment destination, the first of its kind in the UK. We are at the start of a long journey, but have been encouraged by the support and buy-in we have had to date. We are particularly pleased with the appetite we are seeing from investors, who consider this a compelling investment proposition.”
He added, “Over the next 12-18 months we will be progressing the planning application, while embarking on a wide-reaching programme of community consultation, while securing further commercial agreements with third parties. Our timetable for delivery, including the planning application process and construction timetable, is geared towards completion and opening in 2018.”
The plans have already excited some of the younger locals, who have been tweeting their excitement at the possibility of having a theme park just down the road. The Paramount theme park would also open up around 27,000 jobs and would boost revenue from tourism.
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