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400,000+ rEadErs leisure opportunities 16 october – 30 october 2012 ISSUE 591 Daily news & jobs: £2bn entertainment resort planned for Kent coast

A consortium which includes US-based entertainment giant Paramount Pictures has unveiled plans to create a £2bn visitor attraction on the North Kent coast. Plans for the 872-acre

development site, on the Swanscombe Peninsula, include a Paramount-branded entertainment resort and lei- sure district as part of what is being billed as “Europe’s leading entertainment des- tination”. Te entertainment district will feature Europe’s largest indoor water park, theatres, live music venues, attractions, cinemas, restau- rants, event space and hotels. Development vehicle London Resort

Company Holdings (LRCH) has signed an agreement with Paramount Licensing, the licensing division for Paramount Pictures, to give exclusive UK licensing for the theme

Crowd-sourcing service Kickstarter enters UK

US-based crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter will make its services available to UK entrepreneurs on 31 October. Te launch of Kickstarter UK - announced first in a tweet earlier this year - will allow small businesses and entrepreneurs to launch their creative ventures and projects using funding acquired through the public investing in them. Launched in 2009 by Perry Chen,

Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler, Kickstarter has so far raised US$400m (£250m) in pledges for projects. Read more:


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The LRCH group of

firms includes development and investment company Development Securities, the principal landowner Lafarge and super-scale construc- tion company Brookfield Multiplex. Te team is also supported by a host of con- sultants and operators which will help deliver the scheme. Tony Seſton, project leader

Te entertainment resort will be anchored by a large Paramount-branded theme park

park at the heart of the site. Te agreement does not include investment from Paramount Licensing in the project. In a statement, LRCH said it was also in

negotiations with a range of major British brands to sign licensing agreements.

Pop-up spa and bar for East London

A new affordable pop-up spa and bar in East London has been created to help Londoners feel happy and relaxed. Te Barking Bathhouse, built by Something

& Son, in Barking provides affordable spa treatments as well as a free social space for people to meet. The spa is part of the Mayor’s Outer

London Fund projects for Barking and Dagenham Council and combines a spa with a healthy cocktails bar under a canopy of growing cucumbers. Visitors can sunbathe in seaside-inspired pebble bays and the spa treatments – including massages, body treat- ments, manicures and pedicures – use natural

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for LRCH, said: “Our vision is to create a world-class enter- tainment destination, the first of its kind in the UK. “We’re at the start of a long journey, but have been encouraged by the support and

buy-in we have had to date. Over the next 12-18 months we will be progressing the planning application, while embarking on a wide-reach- ing programme of community consultation and securing further commercial agreements.” Read more:

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