Universal has publicly acknowledged that it has bought land in Bedford, England, where it could build a new U.K. theme park. 

The confirmation came less than 24 hours after Alicia Stella of Orlando Park Stop first reported about the land acquisition by a Comcast subsidiary. 

A spokesperson for the Universal Destinations & Experiences division told local news outlet the Bedford Independent, “We recently acquired land in Bedford [Borough] and are at the early stages of exploring its feasibility for a potential park and resort at this site. It will be many months before we are ready to make a decision to proceed and we look forward to engaging with all relevant stakeholders and the local community.”

An image of the site provided by Universal shows the 240-land parcel, called the “Kempston Hardwick New Settlement, located about a 55-mile drive away from London’s Heathrow Airport.  

The Universal-owned land in Bedford is outlined in yelllow (Universal)

The Kempston Hardwick railway station, part of the Marston Vale line between Bedford and Bletchley, sits on the western edge of the property along Manor Road.

The surrounding areas include several distribution centers and an auto auction house and — for now — a single hotel, a Holiday Inn Express, past the northeastern limits of the Universal parcel. 

There is no word yet on what attractions could be featured at the potential theme park or when it could open. Universal is currently building two other parks: Epic Universe, the third theme park in the Universal Orlando Resort, and Universal Kids Resort in Frisco, Texas. 

If Universal Studios Great Britain comes to fruition, it would be the fourth overseas resort in the Universal chain. Under different corporate ownership, Universal once owned a different European theme park resort, Spain’s PortAventura Park, between 1998 and 2004.