A new look at Ikea Greenwich progress
The basic shell of Ikea’s new store in Greenwich is now almost complete as the store moves towards opening early in 2019.
Progress has appeared rapid though it’s not such a big surprise given that for all the “sustainability” PR it’s a basic steel-frame retail shed at heart.
This’ll be chock full of your DJUNGELSKOGs and more in the near future.
To the rear is a proposed mini-garden:
Access to this site is currently poor and not very accessible. Will any enhanced crossings be provided?
It probably goes without saying that improvements on the road network around the site show no progress. Guardrails, pedestrian obstructions, permanent diversions plus ugly and damaged street furniture abound.
We’ll have to see what the £1.7 million allocated for “Transport” goes towards from Section 106 income to Greenwich Council from Ikea. Click below for a larger image:
Heads up; transport shouldn’t just means tarmac and roads.
I do like the alteration to the road sign:
Ikea recently proposed placing a 47 metre (150 ft) advertising sign on the site which has caused some controversy.
They were originally hoping to open later this year though it now appears to have slipped into 2019.
I also had a stroll to other shops on Bugsbys Way. Wouldn’t more trees along there make a big difference? And it wouldn’t cost take much from Section 106 income:
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