Newly approved Ikea Greenwich to create 500 jobs and feature a rooftop pavilion

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The new store will have a rooftop pavillion (Source: Ikea)

Ikea's plans for a new store in Greenwich, south east London, have been approved by the council.

This means all systems are go on the plans to invest £100m in the new site at the Millennium Way Retail Park, which is set to create 500 new jobs. It will open in late 2018.

Two other UK stores are also in the pipeline, bringing the total number of jobs which will be created in Britain up to 1,300.

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An ambitious proposal for the home furnishings store means the building will be the most sustainable Ikea site to date, featuring solar panels, rainwater harvesting and energy saving and generating technology. It will also have a rooftop pavilion and biodiversity garden.

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