Universal Studios resort in Bedfordshire to open three hundred and sixty five days a yr | EUROtoday

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A brand new Universal Studios theme park within the UK might open three hundred and sixty five days a yr.

Universal Destinations and Experiences confirmed to the BBC it deliberate to open all yr spherical after it purchased a 476-acre website in Kempston Hardwickclose to Bedford.

A brand new report highlighted the development would create a complete of 20,000 jobs and, whereas operational, the resort would generate practically £50bn for the UK.

The US-based firm additionally not too long ago undertook a interval of public engagement to find out if it might proceed with its plans.

The Economic Impact Assessment was commissioned by the corporate to find out the resort’s monetary influence on the UK.

It revealed that the online financial contribution of the potential challenge was forecast to be £35.1bn throughout building and the primary 20 years.

It was additionally estimated producing as much as £14.1bn in web further tax returns for the HM Treasury over the identical interval.

As effectively as 20,000 jobs created throughout building, the resort might initially create 8,000 new jobs as soon as operational.

The firm stated it anticipated this to rise over time and it was dedicated to paying the dwelling wage.

It believed the resort “would be amongst the high-attended attractions in the UK, bringing millions of incremental international visitors”.

A four-week public engagement was held in May the place nearly 1,500 folks had been spoken to in individual together with an engagement survey that had over 6,000 responses.

Universal stated it was engaged on continued due diligence to find out whether or not it could proceed with the challenge.

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cjjjw832d68o