Locations under development
We are continually exploring potential locations across the country for our future expansion plans. Currently we are considering the following locations:
In January 2014, Exeter City Council made a recommendation to grant outline planning consent for a new IKEA store and up to 220 new homes on land adjacent to the A379 and Newcourt Way in Exeter, Devon.
We are currently developing our detailed designs for the store. Once these designs are completed we will provide these to Exeter City Council for approval.
In March 2014, the Royal Borough of Greenwich made a recommendation to grant outline planning consent for our plans for an IKEA store on Bugsby's Way, providing a significant new sustainable development on the Greenwich Peninsular and creating up to 400 job opportunities for local people.
IKEA received ownership of the site in September 2015 and works to dismantle the current building on site was initiated end of February 2016. We continue to develop our detailed designs for the store and expect to submit our final plans for the store to Greenwich Council in autumn 2016. This is to allow enough time for us to develop plans that represent the very best IKEA store for Greenwich.
In June 2014, Sheffield City Council made a recommendation to grant planning consent for a new IKEA store off Sheffield Road, next to the Meadowhall Retail Park. The decision recognises the significant contribution an IKEA store will bring to the local economy and jobs market.
In early 2015, IKEA received the consent for the Sheffield store, having finalised the legal process with the Council. We will now continue to work with the City Council and Highways Agency to develop detailed designs for the highways works, which need to be completed before the store can open.
Frequently asked questions:
When will these stores and Order and Collection Points be open?
- IKEA Aberdeen Order and Collection point will open in spring 2016.
- IKEA Reading will open in summer 2016
- For IKEA Greenwich and IKEA Exeter we are still in the planning process and are working towards providing detailed final designs to the Councils for approval. It is too early to say when these stores will open.
- For IKEA Sheffield we are working to discharge all the necessary planning conditions to allow us to start on site. It is too early to say when this store will open.
How do I apply for a job?
We are currently recruiting co-workers to join our IKEA Reading team.
Click here to apply for a position (select ‘United Kingdom’ and ‘national’ when instructed)
For all other stores, it is too early to recruit for positions at the moment. However all jobs will be advertised here on the IKEA website as soon as available. Find out about positions that are currently available in other IKEA stores and what it’s like to work with us here.
If you would like to find out more information about our expansion plans please email us your comments