• IKEA has been granted full planning permission to build their new store in Greenwich
• IKEA Greenwich will create up to 500 new jobs
• Construction is due to start in late autumn 2017
• It will be the most sustainable IKEA store to date in the UK with unique community spaces
IKEA Greenwich will create around 500 job opportunities on the site on the Millennium Way Retail Park. Jobs available will include full and part – time positions in areas such as: sales, including customer relations, interior design and food services. All new co – workers will be granted a generous benefit package and will also be paid the Real Living Wage as set by the Real Living Wage Foundation.
Hege Saebjornsen, Sustainability manager for the UK and IE, said: “IKEA is dedicated to having a positive impact on the environment and the lives we touch, and the Greenwich store will be the company’s most sustainable store to date. It will include environmental features such as rainwater harvesting, PV solar panels and will meet a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Certification Rating”.
IKEA Greenwich will be the 22nd store in the UK and Ireland and plans to open in late 2018.
Tim Farlam, Real Estate Manager for IKEA UK, said: “Throughout this process we have held regular discussions with the local community and we have considered the various comments raised by residents to ensure that the final store design met the needs of both IKEA and the surrounding community. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the people of Greenwich to develop our store.”
For further information contact:
Olivia Finucane, IKEA UK Press Office, Tel: 0845 2257126