BUSINESSES have been invited to declare their interest in becoming a supplier to a multi-billion pound theme park project dubbed Britain’s answer to Disneyland reports Kent Online.
The £2.5bn London Resort is set to be constructed on the Swanscombe Peninsula, between Dartford and Gravesend, with plans to open its first gate in 2024.
It would cover 1,245 acres – a space equivalent to roughly 113 Wembley stadiums – and based on current industry trajectories would rank as the largest theme park in Europe, ahead of Disneyland Paris.
If given the green light by government planners, bosses claim it will create more than 6,000 construction jobs, as well as 48,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs by 2038.
Half of those will be sourced locally, according to the developers behind the project, London Resort Company Holdings (LCHR).
According to LCHR there would be 6.5million visitors to The London Resort in 2025, growing to 12.5million visitors by 2038.
Tim Aker, development manager for the Kent and Medway Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), encouraged local firms to consider taking part.
“The London Resort is a fantastic opportunity for small businesses in the south east,” he said.
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