Maritime archaeological discoveries on the West coast of Scotland
15 May 2015
A community-based underwater archaeology project funded by The Crown Estate has uncovered a wide range of finds, including flying boats, stone anchors, shipwrecks and coastal heritage sites on Scotland’s west coast.
Project SAMPHIRE is led by WA Coastal & Marine in partnership with RCAHMS and the Flinders University of South Australia. In 2013 we announced a further £75,000 over two years.
RSPB call for volunteers for Portland little terns
08 May 2015
The RSPB are calling for volunteers to help warden the little tern colony at Portland from late May to the end of July.
Gary Thompson, Asset Manager, said: “We are pleased to continue to support this project which has seen the only little tern colony in the south west increase from 10 to 33 breeding pairs; which of course is mainly due to the dedicated, diligent and tireless work of the wardens and volunteers.”
Crown Estate specialists address All Energy conference
06 May 2015
Crown Estate experts are presenting and contributing at the All Energy conference in Glasgow across a range of topics including the offshore wind industry, wave and tidal and carbon capture and storage.
Our contributors include Huub den Rooijen, Ronnie Quinn, John Stevenson and Shabana Ahmed.
Windsor Great Park marks VE Day Celebrations
06 May 2015
This Friday, 8 May, the Principal Beacon commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day will be lit in Windsor Great Park. The lighting of the beacon signals the moment at which over two hundred further beacons across the UK, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man will also be ignited.
The event marks the start of a week of celebrations for all those who took part in the Second World War in Europe, both on the Home Front and overseas.
New design for 2015 Regent Street Christmas lights
05 May 2015
This year the famous Regent Street Christmas lights are being redesigned by ACT Lighting Design.
Intended as an immersive experience, each element will continuously evolve thanks to tailored video animations, projections and lights, and come the end of 2015 Christmas shoppers will be able to walk under a ‘golden way’ along the street.
St James's Street & Bury Street development topped out
22 April 2015
The topping out ceremony of the St James's Street & Bury Street site, in the heart of St James’s, took place today.
The ceremony was marked by a speech from Arnaud Bekaert of construction partners Bouygues UK.
Underneath the Big Green Leaf shortlisted for awards
26 March 2015
Underneath the Big Green Leaf, a series of fun-filled sustainable events held across nine of our regional retail parks last summer, has been shortlisted for the BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards 2015.
The winners will be announced on 7 May 2015.
Crown Estate Legal Team makes Legal Business GC Powerlist
13 March 2015
Our Legal Team have made the Transport, Infrastructure & Real Estate GC Powerlist 2015, described as an “outstanding in-house team”.
Rob Booth, Head of Legal, said: "Being recognised for our work as a team makes this particularly special and Vivienne and I are enormously proud of the service that our small but perfectly formed department provides. Whilst it is nice to see our name in lights, we very much see this as a spur to push forward with our programme of continuous improvement, leveraging every competitive advantage we can for the benefit of this exceptional organisation."
Sponsoring Renewable UK 2015 Wave and Tidal Conference
20 February 2015
We are again sponsoring Renewable UK’s Wave and Tidal Conference, held this year in Edinburgh, 25-26 February.
Ronnie Quinn, Head of Ocean Energy said: “This is an important engagement event for us, as we continue working with industry and stakeholders to successfully exploit the UK’s significant tidal and wave energy resources.”
We are chairing a session and also sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on turbulence guidance, updating industry on technology reliability and wear and tear.
The Crown Estate short-listed for Property Week Awards
19 February 2015
We have been short-listed for the 2015 Property Week Awards. We feature in the ‘Deal of the Year’ category, for the purchase of a stake in the Pollen Estate, in partnership with Norges Bank Investment Management; and the ‘Developer of the Year’ category.