At IKEA our vision is to create a better life for the many people. We do that by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.
We want to make IKEA accessible to many more people in the UK and Ireland and are excited to bring our home furnishing expertise to Greenwich.
IKEA Greenwich will be located on the Millennium Way Retail Park in Greenwich and is due to open early in 2019.
A unique experience created for Londoners
IKEA Greenwich has been designed with the needs of customers, the community and IKEA co-workers in mind. Recognising that the way people work and live in London has changed, IKEA Greenwich will be geared towards specific needs for those in the local area. The store’s product range will reflect London’s growing rental market, alongside solutions for small space living and those with little or no outdoor space.
As well as offering free green space and communal relaxation areas for people to meet, share and learn, IKEA Greenwich will function as a community hub with bookable event areas and shared spaces for local groups, members of the public and co-workers to enjoy.
Designed with the local community, customers and environment in mind, this unique 32,000 sqm store will be set over two floors and will also feature:
A rooftop pavilion, biodiversity garden, multifunctional spaces and a restaurant as well as an inspirational home furnishing offer. Offering much more than a shopping experience.
Sustainable features, including upcycling solutions, solar panels, green walls, rain water harvesting, connection to the district heating, sustainable drainage and the use of onsite renewable technologies.
Community biodiversity garden alongside Bugsby's way.
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A leading sustainable store for the UK
As a business IKEA is dedicated to sustainability across all aspects of the business. The Greenwich store is designed and will be built to ensure energy and resource efficiency.
Targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ accreditation, IKEA Greenwich will incorporate multiple green technologies including photovoltaic panels, rainwater harvesting and greywater treatment (reducing water consumption by 50%) and renewable materials for construction. Wood will be used as a natural façade and the interior will feature lots of natural light throughout for both co-workers and visitors to enjoy.
At IKEA we actively encourage our co-workers and customers to use public transport where possible and will invest in the local area to increase accessibility to the store.
IKEA Greenwich will be served by six bus routes and 42 buses an hour. There will also be cycle spaces and electric vehicle charging points available free of charge to customers.
IKEA Greenwich will create around 500 new jobs, offering both full and part-time positions in a wide variety of roles, including customer relations, sales, interior design and food services.
IKEA has a unique view of talent: all co-workers are regarded as talents and everyone’s contribution is important to the future growth and development of IKEA. We will work with partners in Greenwich – including the Council and Greenwich Local Labour & Business (GLAAB) to ensure we recruit locally as much as possible.
IKEA is also committed to paying a meaningful wage to its co-workers and is a principle partner of the Living Wage Foundation since April 2016. All IKEA co-workers are paid the Real Living Wage*.
For more information on working at IKEA, please click here.
* Current rate is £10.20 and £8.75 outside London.
We would love to hear from you and find out what you think about our new store. If you would like to find out more information about IKEA Greenwich, or to tell us what you think of our proposals, please email us.