Ikea to Open New Sustainable Store Concept
The company said it would submit its planning application to the Royal Borough of Greenwich in Feb.
“Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do,” said Joanna
Yarrow, head of sustainability Ikea U.K. and Ireland. From the energy
and resources we use, and the way we work with communities to the way we
can support our customers to save energy, water and waste at home and
live more healthily. Our next store opening in Sheffield, England — due
to open in summer 2017 — will be our most sustainable store to date.”
The store will be developed in a similar size to its existing London
stores which span 355,209 square feet. The home furnishing store plans
to implement new elements that cater to its consumer and the
environment. The store will feature a new roof pavilion, a biodiverse
garden and a community garden. The location will also host a series of
events and programs.
The store will be designed “to ensure energy and resource efficiency” via rainwater harvesting and solar panels, as well