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IKEA to Launch First Ever Mini-Store on the High Street

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It’s good news for homeware fans as the retailer has announced plans to build a brand new mini-store in Hammersmith, London.

Coming in Spring 2021 to the Kings Mall Shopping Centre, it will be the first time the retailer has brought their stylish brand of flatpack furniture (and delicious meatballs of course!) to the high street.

As part of a £170 million investment, the idea of the new store is to make it easier to buy within the city, without having to drive.

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What the new store in Hammersmith is set to look like. Image: IKEA UK

The move appears to be part of a wider series of environmentally friendly initiatives for the retailer.

IKEA has formerly opened a sustainable shop in Greenwich, which was also the first of its kind.

Although described as a ‘mini-store’, the entire product range will be available to buy for home delivery, including over 2,000 home furnishing accessories.

You will also be able to buy and take away home accessories on the same day.

Peter Jelkeby, Country Retail Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer at IKEA UK & Ireland, said: ‘Our plan to open a new city centre store in Hammersmith is an exciting next step, as we continue to respond to people’s evolving shopping habits, making Ikea more convenient than ever before.’

‘People have been eager to see our affordable range and access our life at home expertise on the high-street for some time, so we’re excited to introduce a unique IKEA store to the vibrant local community in Hammersmith and London.’

Stephen Cowan, Leader of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, added: ‘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.

‘We’re delighted to benefit from this huge investment and look forward to working with Ingka Centres, our residents and the wider community to deliver something really special here.’

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