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We are continually working to maintain and improve the assets we manage. Use this area to find out about what's been going on across our portfolios.
Funding pledge renewed to support seabed heritage
20 May 2013
An archaeological reporting scheme which helps the marine aggregate industry report historical finds from the seabed will benefit from a renewed funding deal between The Crown Estate and the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA).
The Marine Aggregate Archaeological Reporting Protocol, set up by the BMAPA and English Heritage in 2005 and operated by Wessex Archaeology, will receive £60,000 over the next three years as part of our marine stewardship fund, which has provided funding to the scheme since 2009.
Wren Kitchens & Bedrooms launches at Ocean Retail Park, Portsmouth
17 May 2013
The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Frank Jonas, today officially opened Wren Kitchens & Bedrooms at Ocean Retail Park, Portsmouth.
The ceremonial ribbon was also cut with Portsmouth RNLI representative, Jacqui Hutchins, regional manager south at Wren Kitchens & Bedrooms, Greg Ashdown and showroom manager, Mark Hill.
Gold award won at IP Real Estate Awards
16 May 2013
We were very pleased to be named the Best Large Real Estate Investor at the IP Real Estate Gold Awards.
It’s All About Offices on Regent Street
15 May 2013
David Shaw, Head of the Regent Street portfolio, unveiled two new Regent Street Office brands at the portfolio's 'All About Offices' event hosted at BBC Broadcasting House.
These new brands, "Regent Street Office Direct" and "Offices by Regent Street", support our ongoing £1 billion investment, which is focused very significantly on offices. Given the scale of Regent Street's offices and the potential for future growth in office space we see Regent Street as a distinct, three million ft2 office sub-market, as attractive as any in London.
New cycling network officially opens at Swinley forest
14 May 2013
The official opening of the new cycling network at Swinley forest took place today on our Windsor estate.
The new network provides a range of new cycle routes and facilities suitable for all abilities and has been designed to blend with the natural landscape of the forest and ensure that important habitats on the estate are protected.
Moray pupils learn about the black grouse
13 May 2013
Countryside Rangers from Glenlivet visited Tomintoul Primary School last week to teach pupils about the black grouse and its elaborate mating ritual, known as "lekking".
Pupils took part in various activities designed to teach them about this rare bird and its lekking ritual, a rarely observed behaviour that takes place throughout late April and May at daybreak.
There are eight black grouse lek sites on the estate. These are monitored as part of keeping an eye on the overall status of black grouse in the Cairngorms.
The Gate, Newcastle, awarded BCSC accolade
10 May 2013
The Gate in Newcastle won a Purple Apple Merit, for the 'Freshtival' event, at the BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards last night.
We purchased The Gate in September 2012.
The world comes to Regent Street
09 May 2013
The World on Regent Street takes place Sunday 12 May 2013, clearing the street of traffic and welcoming visitors from across the globe. Many nations are taking part in this exciting new event, including Argentina, China, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey and of course the UK. Come along to sample traditional dishes and cultural performances in a carnival style atmosphere.
Plant fair at The Savill Garden
07 May 2013
The Savill Garden plant fair takes place on Saturday 11 May. Open from 10.00 - 17.00, over 50 specialist growers will be present.
Admission to the plant fair is free, though please note that car park charges apply.
Black Grouse Week on the Glenlivet estate
07 May 2013
Birds before breakfast! Join us and Glenlivet Wildlife on early morning Land Rover tours to observe the unique mating behaviour of the black grouse, every day from Wednesday 8 - Sunday 12 May (excluding Friday).
Booking is essential:
Telephone 01807 590 241
Or follow the link: Glenlivet Wildlife Black Grouse Watch