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Universal Studios London
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unknown
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Kent, UK
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Developer:
London Resort Company Holdings
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Designers:
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Zamperla, Premier Rides, KUKA Entertainment, Dynamic Attractions, WhiteWater
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  1. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Bad news for the future of this site again...

    London Resort Company Holdings, the company behind the proposed tourist attraction, has confirmed its intention today to put back the submission of a planning application for land on the Swanscombe next year.

    Nothing has been said about how this will affect its proposed opening date, which was put back for a fourth time last year to 2023.
    Humphrey Percy, (LRCH CEO) said: “We have reached a pivotal gateway stage in our application preparation. We believe it’s important to be clear about the challenge in the preparation and delivery of a project of this scale and complexity. It is fair to say that we did not sufficiently estimate the scope for ‘unknown’ issues to impact our programme. One example of which has been the significant changes in the way in which we must assess the transport implications and consequent environmental impacts.

    “We have, to date, spent approximately £55m and, as is not unusual for a project of this scale, the pace of activity has varied. We know that many people are disappointed that we are revising our programme, but we cannot, nor should we seek, to shortcut proper process in our assessments simply to meet our self-imposed deadlines. We are very much looking forward to progressing further with the project this year with the intention of submitting our application in 2019.”
    The delay is the latest in a long line of set backs for LRCH and it was revealed last week that the £125 million A2 expansion scheme does not factor in the presence of the park, meaning the peninsula would be shut off if work was to go ahead.

    This led Dan Bramwell, spokesman for the Peninsula Management Group which represents 140 businesses which would have to relocate to make way for the resort, to declare the project was "dead".

    It is not yet confirmed what the delay means for the opening date, but even before the announcement members of PMG said the project's current status meant it would not be possible to open before 2026, three years later than scheduled.
    Source: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/multi-billion-pound-theme-park-delayed-again-182238/

  2. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Another new press release went out this week it looks like but with very little information on it that we haven't heard before.

    Humphrey Percy, group CEO of the project's parent company Kuwaiti European Holdings, said he is confident that plans will be approved and affordable.

    "We have the financial backing to take us all the way through that process," he added.

    The company is due to make an application for planning permission this year. If the Government approves the plans, the park could open in 2023.
    London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), the group behind the theme park, has brought in a group of senior staff to push forward with the project.

    A new partner, Intercontinental Hotel Group, has been brought on board to operate the more than 3,500 hotel rooms on the site.
    Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/london-resort-theme-park-disneyland-9997861

  3. According to insiders, consultations are due to start by fall 2018. They are still in talks with NBC. Europe would be a big market for Universal to expand and as a competitor to Disneyland Paris.

  4. Well they did say that they've got one more round of public consultations to go through before anything starts.

  5. So its now 2 months past the year end when they said a further announcement would be made and nothing forthcoming. So looks like its heading to the - good idea but no money pile like many other projects.

    Now Corvera airport in Spain is opening may be that project will come back to life on a smaller scale

  6. Well I'm going to wish them luck as this seems like a very good investment and looks like it could have big potential.

  7. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    The new logo has been presented at meetings to potential investors and planning committees.



    Bosses have also said new supporters for rides at the theme park will be revealed before the end of the year.
    Developers claimed it was part of a new strategy for a broader mix of intellectual property for its rides and attractions, rather than having one studio name above the door. The plans have since suffered a further setback after its opening date was put back for a fourth time.
    People are just not convinced by this project and unless they get a big name backer soon this project will be dead.

    Source: http://dartfordgreenparty.org.uk/dartford/london-resort-now-called/

  8. You may well think that but there has been a variable boom in tourists coming to the UK, also if there was (and this is only a thought) it might have a positive impact on tourism to the UK is there was a Disneyland in the UK or a Universal Studios London. Let's not forget London's a world-city and there a quite a few areas both in and around the capital that could accommodate such an investment.

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    I've seen a few articles about this online and apparently there has been some talk of The London Resort creators leaving themselves open for talks with other big-film studios, and NBC Universal was mentioned. I'm from the UK and I wouldn't mind there being either a Universal Studios London or a Disneyland UK/Britain/London over here. It'd save many Brits a fortune in flight/ferry tickets and accommodation etc.
    Disneyland in UK would never, ever ever happen. Disneyland Paris already relies heavily on British tourism to sustain their activity, TWDC would not put two of their own theme parks in competition

  10. I've seen a few articles about this online and apparently there has been some talk of The London Resort creators leaving themselves open for talks with other big-film studios, and NBC Universal was mentioned. I'm from the UK and I wouldn't mind there being either a Universal Studios London or a Disneyland UK/Britain/London over here. It'd save many Brits a fortune in flight/ferry tickets and accommodation etc.

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