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October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s success in pulling off the Summer Olympics virtually without a hitch is apparently paying off in an unexpected way: a $3.2 billion investment in an 872-acre Paramount Pictures theme park in the Thames Estuary, a 20-minute train ride away from London. Reports on Monday said that the project is being being led by a consortium including French cement firm Lafarge, Britain’s Development Securities and Canadian constructor Brookfield Multiplex. The partners, who have banded together under the banner London Resort Company Holdings, foresee several of Paramount’s blockbuster films being converted into rides at the park, including Titanic, Transformers, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible Braveheart, and The Italian Job. Paramount itself is not an investor in the complex, which is also expected to surround a water park, an entertainment arena, movie theaters, hotels, and restaurants. Plans call for the park to open by 2018.