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Local Name:
The London Resort
Former Name(s):
Paramount Park London
08 Oct 2012
Construction Start:
353 ha
  1. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Dec 2015
    Despite recent assurances that the project is going ahead, and a renewed set of publicity rearing it's head in the UK with the same old headlines and artwork they have been using for years, it looks like prestigious leaders are now leaving the project.

    One of London Paramount’s prominent figureheads has walked away from the project, just two months after the developer made a public assurance that the theme park was on track.

    Fenlon Dunphy has played a major role in progressing the plans for the £2bn (US$3bn, €2.8bn) Kent-based theme park and resort, attending many of the public consultations and exhibitions held by developer London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH).

    Progress on the project seemingly slowed when a planning application that was expected last year was delayed, but LRCH insists the scheme is going ahead.

    Dunphy has given no reason for his departure, but local news provider Kent Online reports CEO David Testa is continuing as CEO and the rest of the team will stay the same.

    Dunphy remains UK boss at LRCH’s parent company and Paramount’s largest investor, Kuwaiti European Holdings (KEHC), which he joined in 2013. KEHC is owned by Abdullah Al-Humaidi, who oversees the theme park and resort development alongside Testa and former politician Steven Norris.

  2. I’m still very confident this park will never see the light of day. I maintain that it is simply another development scam. Sorry folks.

  3. Swanscombe weather pattern much the same as Paris if not better as Gravesend is always the hottest place in the UK

  4. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    I can't find the source of the information on this appointment but seems they are bringing more people on board the project.

    [email protected] Company Holdings have this week appointed a new director, Alan Crane, in the role of ‘Construction Consultant’. Perhaps of most interest amongst his experience in the construction industry is his involvement in Euro Disney, the original name of @DisneylandParis.

  5. London Resort is pushed back again to 2024. That is a lot of opening delays.


  6. A new investor has stepped in!

  7. Yes, Swanscombe, Kent does not have an appropriate weather for a theme park.
    A £3.5B investment is difficult to recover. It would make a good Film studio location though, since UK already has an established market for
    Cinema / television content production. We tried asking the council if we could put up a proposal, but no one replied.
    The glitter and hallucination of a Theme park is probably preventing them from considering smaller plans.

  8. With the projected cost being £3.5B, there is no profit to be made ever, if the tickets are priced at £57. Security and other safety issues won't allow more than a certain number of people to be in the park at any given time. That is probably why the partners pulled out. It may not be a scam, but it could be a "mistake of the heart". The government could designate this zone as "entertainment park " and invite smaller companies to set up individual rides and attractions so it becomes feasible.The park itself is a great idea, but needs financial engineering if it has to be successful.

  9. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Not much more detail but interesting that they are still making the press locally with announcements.

    And despite recent setbacks, Humphrey Percy, group CEO of the project's parent company Kuwaiti European Holdings, was very positive about future partnership deals for the resort.

    "We are delighted with progress on partnership agreements," he said recently, "we plan to build over 3,500 hotel rooms, operated by our new partner, Intercontinental Hotel Group; constructing the majority of the Resort and new roads and infrastructure with materials stored at and transported from Port of Tilbury, with whom we have recently signed an agreement.

    "We are now in very detailed commercial negotiations regarding partners, the concepts they are embracing and some of the incredible creative propositions.

  10. The site is back up.

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