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16 May 2022

The Crown Estate has appointed Clare Harrison as Development Director, as it looks to kick start its development pipeline in London

The Crown Estate has appointed Clare Harrison as Development Director, as it looks to kick start its development pipeline in London, having paused to review its assets and their future potential.

 

This photograph is a portrait shot of Clare Harrison. She is wearing a pink jumper, gold necklace and has blonde hair and green eyes.

Clare will bring a unique set of skills, having initially trained and worked in architecture before moving into senior roles for Mace and Grosvenor - where she led large residential schemes and mixed-used developments, in the UK and internationally.

Most recently, Clare led on the delivery proposals of a new neighbourhood in Bermondsey, for Grosvenor, to deliver 1,548 high quality, low carbon build to rent homes, as well as flexible commercial space and a mix of ground floor uses. Having previously supported in the delivery of Barton Park, a 900 home, mixed-use, masterplan development in Oxford, where Grosvenor was the master-developer.

Clare Harrison, Development Director at The Crown Estate, commented: “The Crown Estate is an organisation with a strong purpose and values that gives it real integrity, and I can’t wait to help it meet its ambitions.

“The West End is a special, iconic place, and as we emerge into a new chapter for London I am looking forward to playing a part in supporting this, and creating a place that is more relevant for more people - our residents, customers and visitors.”

Simon Harding - Roots, Managing Director for London at The Crown Estate, said: “Over the past few months we have been considering our role in London, and in particular looking at the potential for our assets to best suit the changing needs of the community and visitors they serve.

“This has allowed us to take a holistic and considered approach to our future development pipeline, and it is great to now start expanding our development team to support our ambitions in this space. We are pleased to welcome Clare to the team and learn from her unique set of skills across architecture, construction and development.”

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