New IKEA store to open on Greenwich Peninsula

Looking to decorate your new home at Enderby Wharf? The stylish Swedish furniture company are just a stones throw away.

Residents at Enderby Wharf will be delighted to hear that Ikea is due to open its doors in 2018, just a 5-minute drive from the development. The location is ideal for residents looking to decorate their new homes with a stylish Swedish interior. Customers will also be able to enjoy a roof garden and workshops for refurbishing dated furniture.

Speaking to a local news publication, store manager, Janie Bisset, said: “We know that people in London have more choice and want convenience in how they get things, and can get everything super-fast. We want to make sure we connect with that. We are very proud that this will be the most accessible store in London.”

Greenwich Skyline

A groundbreaking ceremony recently took place at the Millennium Way Retail Park site, with Greenwich Council’s deputy leader Cllr Danny Thorpe and the Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Peter Brooks in attendance.

Sustainability was a large factor considered during the development stage, IKEA hope that on-site solar panels and wind turbines will produce as much energy as the store consumes by 2020.

When talking about the subject of sustainability, UK Sustainability Manager Hege Saebjornsen said: “What’s important for us is that sustainability doesn’t just mean the environmental side. We’re building sustainability into the building and what it offers customers, but it also has to be financially sustainable as a business.

Read more about the local area at Enderby Wharf, in our Neighbourhood Guide.