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Within our Central London portfolio we hold almost the entire freehold to Regent Street and nearly 50 per cent of the buildings in St James's. Across the portfolio we are currently delivering a £1.5 billion investment and redevelopment programme.
Hannah Milne, Director of Regional Retail at The Crown Estate, argues that experience-led shopping is going to transform our traditional idea of retail parks, but it must continue to be rooted in convenience.
An educational initiative for schools across the west of Scotland has welcomed its 25,000th pupil to date as the project is launched this month.
The 17th season of the project was launched in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre between Wednesday 11th and Friday 13rd January. 46 classes across 41 Primary Schools across the River Clyde catchment are participating - a total of 1265 children, ranging from P3 to P7.
Clyde in the Classroom is a hands-on project run by Clyde River Foundation, that uses a native Scottish species, the brown trout, to inspire children to engage with nature and protect their local environment. The project runs January-March and ends when the children set their fish free.
Clyde in the Classroom started in 2000 with five schools in Glasgow. It is now the Clyde River Foundation’s longest running and largest education project. The project links very well with the Curriculum for Excellence and it enables teachers to deliver many learning outcomes from science and maths to arts and drama.
The project is crowd-funded by the participating schools plus a range of supporters including The Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio (main sponsor), the John Mather Charitable Trust, the WA Cargill Fund and the Cruden Foundation.
A welcome addition to Tomintoul’s tourism offer has received a ‘green light’, with work set to kick-off this month on the construction of new holiday accommodation on the Glenlivet Estate.
Twenty four en-suite wooden wigwam cabins will be built on Crown Estate land, south east of the existing Glenlivet Estate Office and Visitor Centre. The luxury cabins will be delivered in two phases, with the first 12 expected to open in spring 2017 and the remaining 12 in spring 2018.
The new holiday accommodation is being built by Wigwam Holidays, with the support of The Crown Estate’s Scotland Portfolio and the Glenlivet & Tomintoul Development Trust.
It is an area famous for whisky production but its champagne corks that are popping in Tomintoul and Glenlivet today (Thursday 6th October) as the Heritage Lottery Fund announces a grant award of £2.34million to support regeneration projects in this special area of the Cairngorms National Park.
The Tomintoul and Glenlivet Landscape Partnership (TGLP) has a wealth of exciting initiatives in the pipeline which can now go ahead supported by this major financial contribution from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The funding bid was led by the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) with partners including the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Development Trust (TGDT), The Crown Estate, Moray Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Spey Catchment Initiative, Historic Environment Scotland and the Cairngorms Learning Partnership.
Having secured Development funding of £171,600 back in May 2014 – along with £50,000 from the CNPA, £40,000 from the Crown Estate, £50,000 from HIE and significant voluntary input from the local community and other organisations – 18 months of work was carried out to develop detailed proposals for a wide range of projects that could come to fruition if the Stage Two bid was successful – which it has been!
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