Rendering of The London Resort

Kent’s ‘answer to Disneyland’ plans new fundraising round

Directors behind a £2.5bn theme park dubbed “the UK’s answer to Disneyland” are hoping to tap up investors for fresh capital this year as costs for the blockbuster development continue to mount. The London Resort Company, which plans to build a 1,245-acre theme park in Kent, has engaged financial advisers to raise funds in 2021 from additional sources in “London capital markets and other financial centres”. The capital-raising effort comes after a rollercoaster ride for the site, which has faced a swathe of planning hurdles in recent years. Full-year accounts for…

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Johnny Walker Princess Street

Multi-million pound Johnnie Walker Princes Street development is revealed

Johnnie Walker Princes Street has revealed a first glimpse of the stunning new whisky visitor experience that will open in Edinburgh in the summer of 2021. The attraction, which spans eight storeys, will feature rooftop bars, private dining areas, modern sensory tasting rooms, personalised tour and tasting experiences, and live performance areas. The new visitor will include two rooftop bars. These are the 1820 bar, which is set to become a world-class cocktail bar and outdoor terrace with breath-taking views of the Edinburgh skyline, and the Explorers’ Bothy, which will…

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Artist's impression of Filmhouse

Plans for new £60m Edinburgh cinema with five screens and a rooftop restaurant

Plans by Edinburgh-based Richard Murphy Architects would see the new Filmhouse cinema built in Festival Square New plans for a revamped Filmhouse cinema in the centre of Edinburgh have been released. The proposed new entertainment venue would include five screens, a theatre, rooftop restaurant and event space, and would be built in Festival Square, beside the Sheraton Hotel. Plans by Edinburgh-based Richard Murphy Architects would see the cinema built lower than the original plans, submitted in March, as well as less office and conference space. The cost has risen by £10million…

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