IKEA has announced refurbishment plans worth £25 million for IKEA Nottingham. The new and improved store will enhance the shopping experience for customers from the Nottingham and Derbyshire area. It will ALSO provide new facilities for the store’s 500 co- workers.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary as part of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire community this year, IKEA Nottingham is investing for the future by enhancing the customer experience in-store.
The refurbishment will include:
- A 4,000sq m commercial extension which contains a single storey car park
- A larger and modernised 6,000m2 showroom and a new market hall
- A refurbished and larger restaurant
- A refurbished and extended crèche (Småland)
- A more spacious and modern working environment for IKEA Nottingham’s 500 co – workers
Barbara Harrison, store manager for IKEA Nottingham, said: “IKEA Nottingham has been here for twenty years and we are delighted to be part of this wonderful community. We are undertaking this refurbishment as part of our long term commitment to this region. I am very excited about these plans which will offer a more inspiring shopping experience for both our existing and future customers.
“The store will remain open as usual to minimise disruption and we will continue to offer our inspiring home furnishing solutions. We would like to thank our customers for their co –operation throughout this period.”
Richard Rands, deputy property manager for IKEA UK and Ireland, said: “IKEA is delighted to announce these new investment plans for the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire region. The Nottingham store re- build is part of our ongoing expansion programme and commitment in the UK. With our customers and co-workers in mind, we believe this refurbishment will ensure IKEA Nottingham is here for the long-term.”
IKEA is a good neighbour and wants to have a positive impact in the community where it operates. As such, both the local residential and business communities have been involved in discussions about the plans.
Construction work has begun with the store due for completion at the end of summer / early autumn 2018.