IKEA to open a £100 million store in Greenwich

Home furnishings giant IKEA has announced has been granted full planning consent to build a new store at Greenwich in south-east London.

Construction is due to start in late Autumn on the branch, which is located on Millennium Way Retail Park and will create around 500 jobs.

The 33,000sq m store will include a rooftop pavilion with a community area, a biodiversity garden, a market hall, showroom and warehouse, as well as a restaurant, crèche, staff facilities and customer service areas.

Ikea sustainability manager for the UK and IE Hege Saebjornsen said the Greenwich store will be the company’s most sustainable to date.

“It will include environmental features such as rainwater harvesting, PV solar panels and will meet a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Certification Rating,” he said.

“However, more importantly we have designed a store in Greenwich with customer and community in mind, a place where people can meet, learn, shop and share.”

IKEA Greenwich will be the 22nd store in the UK and Ireland and plans to open in late 2018.

 

An art representation of the Greenwich store

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