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  • Regent Street's Watches of Switzerland wins design award

    Urban, Regent Street 26 January 2015

    The agency behind the design of 155 Regent Street’s Watches of Switzerland has won an international design award for its work on the company’s flagship showroom.

    Callison, the multi-award winning New York-based agency, scooped the Retail Design Institute’s 2014 International Store Design Competition’s award in the Hard Line Specialty Stores category.

    The annual competition celebrates exceptional retail experiences across more than 20 categories, and Callison’s work on the Regent Street showroom beat off competition from a list of international retail outlets. 

  • Engaging at Coastal Futures

    Energy & Infrastructure, E&I general news, Coastal, Coastal news 21 January 2015

    We are out in force at Coastal Futures 2015 conference, manning a stand and showcasing some of the recent publications.

    Coastal Futures is an independently run conference bringing together policy makers, regulators and  stakeholders interested in marine and coastal environments. We are often called upon to play an active part in developing the programme and over the years have provided many speakers and chairs.

  • Ted’s Grooming Room opens near Regent Street

    Urban, Regent Street 09 January 2015

    Now open at 82 Mortimer Street, Ted’s Grooming Room brings the ancient crafts and techniques of the Ottoman Empire’s master barbers to Regent Street.

    Offering everything from a traditional hot-towel shave, eyebrow threading, neck massages and ear flaming, the site is open seven days a week and reinforces the lifestyle offering on Mortimer Street with Workshop Coffee and Psycle.

  • Monthly Energy & Infrastructure Maps and GIS datasets available

    Energy & Infrastructure, Offshore wind energy, Wave and tidal 08 January 2015

    As part of our aim to keep stakeholders and industry up to date with the development of offshore renewable energy and infrastructure projects around the UK, the GIS team have made available their monthly update of maps and GIS datasets showing the locations of existing assets and agreements.

    Further information

    Maps and GIS data downloads

  • New restaurants now open at MK1, Milton Keynes

    Urban, Regional 02 January 2015

    Seven new restaurants are now open at the MK1 Leisure Park in Milton Keynes, including PizzaExpress, Frankie & Benny’s, TGI Fridays, Nando’s, Bella Italia, Prezzo and ChimiChanga.

    The new restaurants form part of the newly built leisure complex adjacent to MK1 Shopping Park. Construction of an eleven screen ODEON cinema and IMAX with a Costa Coffee shop is also underway, which is due to open in early 2015.

    Further information

    MK1 Shopping and Leisure Park

  • Decathlon launches pop up climbing wall at Queensgate Centre

    Urban, Regional 15 December 2014

    Adventurous shoppers got the opportunity to try out their climbing skills at the Queensgate Centre when French retailer Decathlon celebrated its brand new Harlow store with a pop up climbing wall. The new unit was made available following a reconfiguration, enabling two smaller stores to be created. Harvey’s, the UK’s largest specialist furniture retailer, opened last month in the adjoining store.

    Further information

    Queensgate Centre 

  • Fourth & Main take latest residence in St James’s pop-ups

    Urban, St James's 11 December 2014

    In the run up to Christmas, Fourth & Main will provide a one-stop Christmas pop-up for the discerning gentleman, at 39C Jermyn Street, from 15 – 23 December. Founded by Nikhil Adwalpalkar, the store will also host a great mix of complimentary accessory brands including Hamilton & Hare, Alice Made This, Marwood and Tusting.

  • Windpower Monthly Consenting Conference

    Energy & Infrastructure, Offshore wind energy 03 December 2014

    Toby Gethin, Consents Manager, chaired the ‘Consenting Through The Planning Inspectorate Regime’ session at Windpower Monthly’s December consenting conference in London.

    Annie Breaden, Policy & Consents Manager, also addressed the ‘UK Fishermen’s Information Mapping Project (UKFIM) Joint Case study’ session.

    Further information

    Windpower Monthly Offshore Consenting Conference

  • Scotland Bulletin Autumn 2014

    Scotland 01 December 2014

    Aquaculture, tourism and offshore renewables are vital sectors for a prosperous Scottish economy. In our latest edition of the Scotland Bulletin we show how The Crown Estate links into these sectors, helping to create the relationships and support that bring plans and projects to fruition. 

    Download the bulletin: Scotland Bulletin Autumn 2014
    (PDF, 1.595 MB)

  • School choir mark St James’s tree switch-on

    Urban, St James's 28 November 2014

    The Soho Parish School choir helped switch on the lights of the St James's Church Piccadilly Christmas tree.

    A landmark of the St James's area, the school children made decorations for the tree and the choir performed to the crowds.

    The St James's Christmas lights, on Jermyn Street, were switched-on as part of the Fayre of St James's.

    Further information

    St James's London

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