Scotland’s maritime archaeology reveals shipwrecks, flying boats and cannonballs
29 April 2016
Maritime archaeologists working with residents of Scotland’s west coast have completed a three-year project revealing previously unknown archaeological finds.
The project, called SAMPHIRE and funded by The Crown Estate, worked by ‘crowd-sourcing’ information about possible archaeological sites in the marine environment. The most promising locations were visited by teams of volunteer and professional archaeological divers to verify the information received.
Over 100 new sites have been recorded, including over 40 shipwrecks as well as flying boats, stone anchors and coastal wreck sites from Cape Wrath to the Solway Firth.
Crown Estate shortlisted for Property Week Awards
19 February 2016
The Crown Estate have been shortlisted in three separate categories in this year’s Property Week Awards, as selected by a panel of the industry’s leading figures. The awards we are shortlisted for are:
Property Company of the Year
Developer of the Year
The awards ceremony takes place on Tuesday 19 April 2016.
London Array offshore wind farm announces record output
08 January 2016
London Array have announced a new record for the amount of clean electricity produced by an offshore wind farm in a single calendar month.
In December 2015 the renewable energy project generated 369,000 MWh of electricity. The capacity factor for the month was 78.9 per cent. Net overall output for the year was around 2,500,000 MWh, enough to meet the needs of more than 600,000 UK households (based on an average annual household consumption of 4,115 kWh).
New Marine Tourism Strategy in Scotland supported
23 November 2015
The Crown Estate believes that community-driven development will be key to the success of Scotland’s marine tourism action plan. The plan, being launched today by the Marine Tourism Development Group, has the aim of boosting the economic value of marine tourism in Scotland from £360 million to £450 million a year by 2020.
As one of the partners in the plan’s development we believe that the commitment and capability of coastal communities will be central to the plan’s success. This is based on our experience of developing ‘Local Management Agreements’ around Scotland’s coast.
Banbury Gateway welcomes Primark
17 November 2015
Primark opens its doors at Banbury Gateway Thursday 18 November. The store opens at 10:00 and is the first and only Primark in the Banbury area.
Primark offer a diverse range of products and the new Banbury Gateway store will stock the entire collection from baby and kids, to women's, men's, homeware, accessories, beauty products and confectionery.
Banbury Gateway Shopping Park opened last month and offers retailers such as M&S, River Island, Carphone Warehouse and EE.
Public consultation on proposals for Land East of Inworth Road, Feering
10 November 2015
Local residents can have their say on housing proposals for Land East of Inworth Road, Feering. The proposals would deliver new family homes to help meet housing demand in the area and contribute to Braintree District Council’s housing target.
Location: Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9QB.
Dates: Friday 20 November, 15.00 – 19.00; Saturday 21 November, 09.30 – 12.30.
Marks & Spencer's store opens at Banbury Gateway
28 October 2015
The new M&S Banbury store opens its doors to customers Thursday 29 October at 10:00.
Spanning over 80,000 ft2, M&S Banbury will offer customers a wide range of choice across fashion and food, including sought-after M&S brands. There will also be a 200-seat M&S Café in which to enjoy hot and cold dishes, Fairtrade drinks and freshly baked breads, pastries and cakes baked in-store each day.
This follows the opening of several units on 28 October, including the River Island, Carphone Warehouse and EE stores.
Regent Street Motor Show 2015
27 October 2015
The Regent Street Motor Show is returning Saturday 31 October. The street will close to traffic and feature over 100 veteran cars, and the star the Aston Martin DB10 from the latest James Bond film. The event will also feature electric cars, classic bikes and hybrid vehicles, providing everyone with the chance to see the latest developments in low emission technology, the cars we will be driving in the future, along with one-of-a-kind designs.
The Regent Street Motor Show, Saturday 31 October. 10:30-16:00.
NFL returns to Regent Street
20 October 2015
NFL makes its return to Regent Street this Saturday, 24 October. The famous Ohio State University Marching Band will open the traffic-free event which will also include exclusive NFL activity.
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James Cooksey joins Bloomberg 'Markets Most Influential' event
06 October 2015
James Cooksey joined the panel at Bloomberg in London yesterday as part of their Markets Most Influential Summit, which was run in three locations across the globe.
The panel also included Giles Hannah, Christie's International Real Estate; James Taylor, British Land; and Camilla Dell, Black Brick Property Solutions.