Business at a glance

Across The Crown Estate we work with partners and stakeholders to grow our business, outperforming the market whilst delivering sustainable long-term returns.

Strategic land development
Offshore wind farm
Windsor Great Park Long Walk

This page reflects the way we were organised over the last financial year. During the year we announced a restructure designed to make us more agile as a progressive business.

From 1 April 2016 the Urban Portfolio has been divided into Central London and Retail, with Windsor incorporated into Rural & Coastal. We have also established a separate Scotland Portfolio, Crown Estate Scotland, as a result of its devolution to the Scottish Government.

Central London and Regional Retail

  • We manage, invest in and develop property assets in central London and prime retail and leisure locations across the UK.
  • Our Central London Portfolio includes the whole of Regent Street and much of St James’s, and we are delivering a £1.5 billion investment and redevelopment plan.
  • We are one of the largest owners of major retail schemes outside the capital with 14 retail parks, three shopping centres and two leisure destinations.
  • We are active asset managers and manage strategic joint ventures containing around £1.9 billion of our partners’ funds.
  • Placemaking is at the heart of our development activity as we see enhancing the streets and public realm around our buildings as an important factor in the long-term out-performance of our properties.

The headline figures for the Central London and Regional Retail portfolios for 2015/16 can be found below.

Central London & Regional Retail revenue by activity

Central London & Regional Retail revenue

Central London & Regional Retail valuation

 

Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure

  • We are managers of the UK’s seabed.
  • Our business includes wind, wave and tidal power, marine aggregates and minerals, cables and pipelines.
  • We play a unique role in developing and helping sustain UK energy supply and infrastructure by working in collaboration with a wide range of organisations.

The headline figures for the Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure portfolio for 2015/16 can be found below.

Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure revenue by activity

Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure  revenue

Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure valuation

 

Rural and Coastal

  • We are one of the country’s largest rural landowners with around 336,000 acres of agricultural land and forests, with our major interests focusing on prime rural and strategic land.
  • We also manage mineral rights, renewable energy, aquaculture, marinas, ports and harbours, and around half of the UK’s shoreline.
  • Through our in-house expertise we identify and acquire strategic land sites which are promoted through the planning process and sold to developers.

The headline figures for the Rural and Coastal portfolio for 2015/16 can be found below.

Rural & Coastal revenue by activity

Rural & Coastal revenue

Rural & Coastal valuation

 

Windsor

  • We are responsible for managing the whole of the Windsor Estate, encompassing some 6,400 hectares (15,800 acres), where our role is to manage and maintain this historic estate, combining progressive commercial management with careful stewardship.

The headline figures for the Windsor portfolio for 2015/16 can be found below.

Windsor revenue by activity

Windsor revenue

Windsor valuation