IKEA Greenwich arrives this February, with a few intriguing additions.
The life of an IKEA addict is a strange one. You inhale their meatballs like oxygen, you’re positively slutty for a freshly-built Billy bookcase, and you’re irrationally excited by the announcement of a brand-new store. Try, therefore, to keep a lid on your excitement when we tell you that London’s newest IKEA branch will open in Greenwich on February 7th, 2019. Fellow disciples: it’s time to worship at the altar of flat-pack furniture once more.
News of IKEA Greenwich first reached us nearly two years ago, but the opening date has only just been unveiled, shining through the darkness like a Vindkåre light. It follows hot on the heels of the chain’s mini branch on Tottenham Court Road, and this full-size shop isn’t your usual IKEA. Whilst the usual bells, whistles, and sturdy sofas will be found here, they’re also promoting a focus on sustainability. The store will aim for 100% renewable energy via solar panels and geothermal heating, as well as making use of natural light and rainwater harvesting.
Up on the roof, things get even more interesting with the addition of a “sensory wildlife garden” and pavilion sitting on the roof (stick a bar up there and you have Greenwich’s hottest summer hangout). Finally, an in-store ‘Learning Lab’ will aim to educate shoppers on topics such as upcycling, growing your own food, and generally living a more sustainable life. Food for thought as you chew over those meatballs…
You can find IKEA Greenwich at Millennium Way Retail Park, not far from North Greenwich tube station.