Theme park plans formerly backed by Paramount given £25 million investment

A new investor has promised to put £25 million into long-running plans for an entertainment resort set to cost £5 billion. Engineering and construction group Keltbray is poised to inject the cash to the theme park plans, originally set to be based around the films of Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures.

The company has formed a joint venture with the project’s original backers London Resort Company Holdings, bankrolled by Ebbsfleet United owner Dr Abdullah Al Humaidi. The move brings new expertise to the porposals for the resort, set to be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula between Gravesend and Dartford.