The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate is a unique business with a distinct heritage and a portfolio unlike any other. It includes some of central London’s best places to work, shop and spend time, retail and leisure destinations across the country, and a substantial rural portfolio. As manager of the seabed and half the foreshore around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we play a role in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind sector as well as marine aggregates, cables and pipelines. We are also responsible for the Windsor Estate, including the world-renowned Windsor Great Park. Our history can be traced back many hundreds of years. In 1961, the Crown Estate Act established us as an independent commercial business and tasked us with returning all our profit to the Treasury. Over the last ten years we have generated £3 billion for the benefit of the nation’s finances.