London Resort to proceed despite Paramount split

London Resort location

Final plans for a multi-billion pound theme park resort in Kent will be submitted early next year, despite investors and Paramount severing ties.

Now proceeding under the working title of the London Resort, developers will put forward their final public consultation in the coming months.

A development Consent Order will be submitted to the British government in the Spring, London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) said in a press release.

The project, which is now in search of new commercial partners, has an anticipated opening date of 2023, according to LRCH.

Previously-signed agreements with the BBC, Aardman Animations and the British Film Institute are understood to still be in place.


When first announced in 2012, the London Paramount project was planned to open in 2018.

The completion date for the Swanscombe Peninsula-based attraction was subsequently moved back several times, with the last being stated as 2022 in March this year.

Last month, reports in the British media said that LRCH had chosen to find a different studio partner because Paramount was not able to offer rights to the films it required.

Yesterday, LRCH chief executive Humphrey Percy said the final planning stages would be a be a “crucial step” towards completing plans for a “world class entertainment resort”.

He said: “We have subjected our project to considerable rigour in recent months, transformed it, and in turn are creating an inspirational and deliverable scheme.

“We are combining an investment of £3.2bn, just 17 minutes from the top tourist City destination in the world, alongside globally recognised brands, stories and characters from the world of television, film, books and games.”