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Duchy of Lancaster invests £150,000 in new biomass heating system

17th October 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster, in accordance with its sustainability statement and acting as a responsible landlord, has invested £150,000 in a renewable energy heating system at a farm property on its Needwood Estate. Woodhouse Farm is an equestrian centre and … Continue reading

Golden year as Scalby Lodge scoops five more awards

14th October 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster’s Scalby Lodge holiday cottages have been awarded five Gold Awards by holiday rental website, Cottages4You. Five properties on the Duchy’s tourism site, Mulgrave, Fortescue, Fell, Harrowby and The Barn, were each recognised by the independent online … Continue reading

Willows thrives as new tenant moves in

03rd October 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has agreed three new 15-year leases with managed document service provider, Citydocs, at its conveniently located small business park on the Willows, London. Citydocs has signed three individual leases on four units, comprising 8,500 square feet, … Continue reading

Ventia takes a new 10-year lease on the Savoy Estate

29th September 2014

Commercial property management company, Ventia, has signed a new 10 year lease on office space in the Duchy of Lancaster’s prestigious building at 9 Savoy Street, London. Ventia, which operates serviced offices across London, Bristol and the Thames Valley, has … Continue reading

Alexandra Park memorial restored to mark World War I centenary

19th September 2014

A donation made by the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund helped restore a war memorial in Alexandra Park in Liverpool ahead of the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Local stonemason John Smith and his team … Continue reading

11 Ripon Road: Practically Complete

12th September 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has taken practical completion of 11 Ripon Road which comprises 13 high quality properties in Harrogate. The development includes a refurbishment of a Victorian villa, renamed Granville House, to create four apartments, and an additional new-build … Continue reading

Five star success for Duchy holiday homes

28th August 2014

Two holiday cottages in the Duchy of Lancaster’s Scalby Lodge development have been awarded five star ratings by Visit Britain tourism board’s Quality in Tourism scheme. Both the Fortescue and Scarborough cottages have been awarded the honour which promotes only … Continue reading

Duchy News Summer 2014

26th August 2014

To read the latest views and news from The Duchy of Lancaster, please click here for a copy of our newsletter.

Duchy of Lancaster appoints new head of rural

26th August 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has confirmed the appointment of Christopher Sparrow to head up its rural portfolio. Christopher has spent the last 10 years working for The Duke of Buccleuch as estate manager for the Boughton Estate and will take … Continue reading

Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund takes a walk on the wild side at Lancashire Wetland Centre

05th August 2014

A donation made by the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund has helped deliver an exciting new wetland habitat attraction at Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough, Lancashire. The new Wild Walk attraction gives visitors an opportunity to encounter three types … Continue reading

Duchy invests in restoration works at Savoy Chapel

31st July 2014

As part of the quinquennial program of works at the Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, the Duchy’s investment in and commitment to the future of the Chapel continues this summer, with two substantial pieces of work which will be carried … Continue reading

Scalby Lodge shortlisted for White Rose Award

17th July 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster’s Scalby Lodge Holiday Cottages have been shortlisted for the White Rose Awards 2014. Scalby Lodge has been nominated in the Self Catering category, less than two years after the Duchy invested £3million to renovate nine existing … Continue reading

Duchy of Lancaster invests in distribution premises

19th June 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has completed the acquisition of Units A and B, Walker Park, Blackburn for £10.738m, reflecting a capital value per square foot of £23.30. Walker Park is a strategic warehouse distribution location immediately adjacent to Junction 5 … Continue reading

Duchy appoints Linley & Simpson for Harrogate development

16th June 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has appointed award-winning letting agents Linley & Simpson to market its new residential development in Harrogate. Linley & Simpson – one of Yorkshire’s leading independent letting agencies – is inviting enquiries for Granville House and Villiers … Continue reading

Duchy ‘Tops Out’ Harrogate residential project

12th May 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster’s sustainable residential development in Harrogate has ‘topped out’ and remains on target for completion later this summer. 11 Ripon Road, which is owned and managed by the Queen’s Estate, is being converted from office space to … Continue reading

Duchy of Lancaster announces four new senior appointments

28th April 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has confirmed four new senior appointments to the roles of head of commercial property, head of project management, and two consultants on development planning and investments in the North West respectively. Mike Andrews MRICS, who will … Continue reading

Duchy of Lancaster welcomes new High Sheriffs into office

28th April 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has welcomed three new High Sheriffs for Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. Dr James Barry Johnson (High Sheriff of Lancashire), Abila Pointing MBE, DL (High Sheriff of Merseyside) and Paul Anthony Lee, DL (High Sheriff of … Continue reading

Plan Bee: Duchy announces new Beekeeping Grant

23rd April 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has announced a new Beekeeping Grant to encourage its farm tenants to support the country’s rapidly declining bee population. The Duchy of Lancaster is offering start up support for tenants or interested parties who wish to … Continue reading

Duchy selects new national PR firm

14th March 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has confirmed the appointment of The BIG Partnership, one of the UK’s largest public relations and digital media agencies. Founded in 2000, The BIG Partnership now operates out of five offices across the UK, employs more … Continue reading

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall In Final Funding Push

29th January 2014

Love Music campaign to aims to raise £1million for the venue refurbishment in 2014   The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has launched a campaign to raise the final £1million it needs to undertake the much anticipated £12 million refurbishment of Liverpool … Continue reading

High speed broadband helps Duchy secure three new tenants at Crewe Hall Farm Buildings

13th January 2014

The Duchy of Lancaster has completed another three lettings at Crewe Hall Farm Buildings and invested in a high speed broadband provision to support business growth in the rural area. Active Brand Concepts Limited, Clarke Steel Distribution Limited and Provoke … Continue reading

Lettings Complete at Wellington House

26th November 2013

Lettings Complete at Wellington House The Duchy of Lancaster has successfully let the first floor of its prime central London office development, Wellington House, to leading theatre production company, Stage Entertainment UK. This latest tenancy agreement signals full occupancy of … Continue reading

Duchy announces awards for agricultural students

15th November 2013

The Duchy of Lancaster has announced a new student award scheme as part of its wider commitment to securing the future of Britain’s farming industry. Students taking degree courses in agriculture at Harper Adams University, Shropshire, or Myerscough College in … Continue reading

Duchy lets space at New Oxford House

01st November 2013

The Duchy of Lancaster has completed two lettings at New Oxford House to After Adoption and What’s On Magazine, both taking 5 year leases. Jones Lang LaSalle acted on behalf of the landlord. Located on Waterloo Street, alongside Birmingham’s Victoria … Continue reading

Purchase of Quadring Fen Farm

29th October 2013

In 2010 the Duchy of Lancaster announced that, as part of an improvement plan for its agricultural land holdings, an investment would be made in the acquisition of higher quality farmland to add to its existing estates in England and … Continue reading

Duchy lets second floor of Wellington House to EADS (UK) Ltd

25th October 2013

The Duchy of Lancaster has successfully let the second floor of its prime central London office development, Wellington House to EADS (UK) Ltd. Part of the EADS Group, a global leader in aerospace and defence, the company, will move from … Continue reading

Duchy Lets Space at 81 Fountain Street

24th October 2013

Four tenants have been signed up at 81, Fountain Street, Manchester. 81, Fountain Street is a prestigious eight-storey office building in the heart of the city, just a short walk from Manchester Town Hall. The building is being marketed by … Continue reading

Duchy lets third floor of Wellington House

16th September 2013

The Duchy of Lancaster has successfully let the third floor of its prime central London office development, Wellington House.

Duchy registers historic land rights

22nd August 2013

The Duchy of Lancaster is in the process of registering its historic manorial mineral ownership following a change to the law governing land registration.

The future is green for Rushden Golf Club

08th July 2013

Rushden Golf Club is set to tee off a weekend of celebration to mark a new 18-hole course.

Duchy News Summer 2013

14th June 2013

To read the latest views and news from The Duchy of Lancaster, please click here for a copy of our newsletter.

Duchy announces final Meremoor Farm letting

04th June 2013

The Duchy of Lancaster has let the final cottage at Meremoor Farm Barns near Weston in Crewe, just over six months after the development was completed.

The Duchy launches Scalby Lodge

03rd June 2013

Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, has opened a scheme of 15 holiday properties on the edge of the elegant seaside town of Scarborough.

Dewynters takes space at Wellington House

22nd April 2013

Dewynters, one of the world’s leading live arts and entertainment marketing specialists has relocated and taken space over three floors at the newly refurbished Wellington House on the Strand.

DoLHT exhibits home plans for Draycott in the Clay

11th April 2013

The Duke of Lancaster Housing Trust has announced an exhibition highlighting its plans for six new high-quality, affordable homes at Draycott in the Clay that will be for local people.

Lancaster Castle opens for Easter

27th March 2013

The Duchy of Lancaster has confirmed that Lancaster Castle will open its doors for a series of public tours this Easter weekend, to include various parts of the former prison site.

Duchy of Lancaster appoints new CEO

13th March 2013

The Duchy of Lancaster has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Thompson, who will start in post from August 2013.

Queen’s chapel welcomes Brandenburg Choral Festival

07th March 2013

The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy has thrown open the doors to welcome the Brandenburg Choral Festival to the chapel for a series of concerts throughout March and April.

Business Thrives in Bermondsey

23rd January 2013

Providing tenants with excellent access to London city centre, The Duchy of Lancaster has let the last of its business units on the Willows development

Thousands turn out for castle exhibition

07th November 2012

An overwhelming response to the Duchy of Lancaster’s invitation to the city’s residents saw more than 2,200 people turn out to give their views on the future of the castle.

Duchy News Autumn 2012

06th November 2012

To read the latest views and news from The Duchy of Lancaster, please click here for a copy of our newsletter.

Duchy invites views on plans for Lancaster Castle

22nd October 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster is opening Lancaster Castle to the public later this month, inviting people to view plans for its future use.

Duchy completes Wellington House refurbishment

21st September 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster’s £9m refurbishment of Wellington House, Strand in the heart of London has been completed on schedule.

Plans for Lancaster Castle move closer

18th September 2012

Following a six-month study by heritage experts, potential plans for Lancaster Castle have moved a step closer.

Witches dungeon to open to the public

06th August 2012

To mark the 400th anniversary of the trials of the Lancashire witches this month, The Duchy of Lancaster will be opening the Witches’ dungeon at Lancaster Castle to the public.

Duchy of Lancaster CEO to stand down

30th July 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster has announced that Paul Clarke, CEO and Clerk of the Duchy Council will be standing down when his term of office expires in August 2013.

Students celebrate winning Duchy schools’ competition

20th July 2012

Nine Lancashire students are celebrating after winning first prize in the Duchy of Lancaster’s Diamond Jubilee schools’ competition.

Duchy of Lancaster Final Results Year Ended March 31st 2012

19th July 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster has today announced its financial results for the year ended March 31st 2012.

The Duchy nears completion of Winmarleigh sales

21st June 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster has confirmed that it is close to completing the sale of all seven farms which formed part of its 2,000-acre Winmarleigh estate.

Construction starts at Scalby Lodge

08th June 2012

Work is underway to deliver a £2.5 million holiday-cottage development at Scalby Lodge in Scarborough

Duchy of Lancaster registers historic land rights

07th June 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster is in the process of registering its historic manorial mineral ownership following a change to the law governing land registration.

Duchy News Spring 2012

25th May 2012

To read the latest views and news from The Duchy of Lancaster, please click here for a copy of our newsletter.

The Duchy announces new tour of Lancaster Castle

25th May 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster has confirmed that it will be running a special tour of Lancaster Castle to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations from 2nd – 5th June 2012.

Unseen areas of Lancaster Castle to be revealed

04th April 2012

Previously unseen areas of Lancaster Castle will be opened up to the public for the first time in over 50 years this Easter weekend.

Schools’ competition still open for entries

04th April 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster has confirmed that there’s still time for Lancashire schools to enter its competition and commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Closing date for affordable homes’ applications approaches

06th February 2012

Ribble Valley Homes is urging anybody interested in new, affordable housing in Dunsop Bridge to contact them by 17th February 2012

Heritage experts to progress plans for Lancaster Castle

06th February 2012

The Duchy of Lancaster has appointed specialist heritage consultants to help shape the future of the landmark building.

The Duchy makes major agricultural investment

21st November 2011

Affirming its commitment to the agricultural market, The Duchy of Lancaster has made a multi million pound investment in prime agricultural land in Lincolnshire.

Duchy News Autumn 2011

14th November 2011

The latest views and news from The Duchy of Lancaster

Richard Decker named Chorister of the Year

14th November 2011

A young chorister from The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy has been named as BBC Radio 2’s Chorister of the Year for 2011.

Affordable housing scheme moves a step closer

07th November 2011

The Duke of Lancaster Housing Trust – set up by The Duchy of Lancaster to invest in and administer affordable, residential accommodation for local residents – has agreed a lease with Ribble Valley Homes for its rural affordable housing scheme … Continue reading

The Duchy invests in Grade A office space

07th November 2011

The Duchy of Lancaster is creating 40,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in the heart of London with a £9million refurbishment of Wellington House located on its Savoy estate.

Historic farming festival comes to Crewe

11th October 2011

Barthomley on The Duchy of Lancaster’s Crewe Estate will play host to one of the North West’s most popular farming festivals on 28th September 2011

Artist chosen to design Jubilee window

28th July 2011

An artist from Gordon in Berwickshire has been chosen to design a new stained glass window in honour of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Final results year ended March 31st, 2011

18th July 2011

The Duchy of Lancaster has today announced its financial results for the year ended March 31st 2011.

The Duchy sets the scene

13th July 2011

Jackson’s Bank on The Duchy of Lancaster’s Needwood Estate has played host to a dramatic battle scene for an ambitious short film on World War II.

Affordable housing approved

13th July 2011

The Duchy of Lancaster’s plans to bring twelve high quality ‘lifetime’ homes to Dunsop Bridge has been approved by the local planning authority.

Vision for Cloughton submitted

13th July 2011

The Duchy of Lancaster’s vision for the future of Cloughton has now been submitted to Scarborough Borough Council in the form of an outline planning application

Duchy welcomes new tenant

13th July 2011

The Duchy of Lancaster has welcomed its seventh tenant to Crewe Hall Farm, a contemporary office development located just three miles from junction 16 of the M6

Duchy Schools’ Competition

13th July 2011

High schools across Lancashire have been invited to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by taking part in a competition masterminded by The Duchy of Lancaster.

Senior Duchy Appointment

13th July 2011

Following a rigorous selection process, The Duchy of Lancaster is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Crow to a new in-house position as Head of Legal Services.

Upper Linbrook Farm

13th July 2011

The Duchy of Lancaster is supporting the growth and development of sustainable rural communities across Staffordshire by bringing historic farm buildings back to life.

Duchy News Spring 2011

20th May 2011

The latest views and news from The Duchy of Lancaster.