IKEA UK has announced plans to open a ‘unique’ store in Hammersmith.
Its uniqueness comes from its relatively small size. IKEAs are normally the size of a small town, but this one represents ‘a whole new format for the city’. It will be the first IKEA store on a High St.
The Swedish retailer has bought the whole of King’s Mall and although it will be small by IKEA standards, consumers will still be able to buy some 2,000 home furnishing products – and to sit down to a plate of Swedish meatballs there.
Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council said:
“We’re very pleased Hammersmith will benefit from having Britain’s first IKEA city store. The new Ingka Centre will help rejuvenate King Street and improve our neighbourhood for all our residents and local businesses.
IKEA Hammersmith is set to open in Spring 2021.