About Us

We actively manage a diverse portfolio, across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to create lasting and shared prosperity for the nation

What we do

Dating back more than 260 years, The Crown Estate is a unique business with a diverse portfolio that stretches across the country.

It includes some of London’s best places to work, shop and experience, regional retail and leisure destinations, and a substantial rural portfolio.

We manage the seabed and half the foreshore around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and play a fundamental role in the sustainable development of this national asset, including the UK’s world-leading offshore wind sector.

We are also custodians of the Windsor Estate, including the world‑renowned Windsor Great Park.

Established by an Act of Parliament, we are tasked with generating profit for the Treasury for the benefit of the nation’s finances. This has totalled £3bn over the last ten years.


net revenue profit for 2020/21

How we do it

In everything we do, we are driven by a clear purpose: to create lasting and shared prosperity for the nation.

Delivering our purpose means that we will focus on creating meaningful and lasting financial, social and environmental value, both today, and for future generations.

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Our people

We have a talented team of around 450 people, all committed to creating lasting and shared prosperity for the nation.

Meet our senior leadership team and learn more about their story, where they've come from and what they're working on.

Our people
GIF representing 88% of Employee survey Great Place to Work score

Employees who consider The Crown Estate to be a ‘Brilliant place to work’

Our values

Our values are the guiding principles that define our culture, guide our actions, and bring our purpose to life. We are Caring, Together, Creative and Impactful.

More on our values

Find out what it's like to work at The Crown Estate

Our structure and governance

Good corporate governance is the heart of how The Crown Estate operates. In line with our values we are committed to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism, across all of our activities.

More about our structure and governance

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Our history

We take a modern approach, but our history and heritage date back hundreds of years.

Find out more about how The Crown Estate's history and key milestones here.

Our history

We have a rich history that dates back as far as 1066

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