IKEA coming back to Halifax area
IKEA is coming back to the metro area with a full sized store in Dartmouth Crossing.
This location will be the most sustainable IKEA store in Canada complete with focus on energy efficiency, waste management and mobility
In November, IKEA Canada announced a coast-to-coast expansion plan to double the store count from 12 to 24 stores in the next 10 years. The first announcement on this coast-to-coast journey is this one.
The store will take roughly 14-16 months to build once the ground has been broken in summer 2016 and will be approximately 328,000 square feet (30,500 metres squared) in size. It will include a restaurant, Market Hall, showroom and SMALAND playroom and offer customers a complete range of services such as product pick-up, home delivery, assembly, planning, returns and exchanges and online sales support.
“IKEA is thrilled to be bringing a store to the Halifax marketplace, we have for a long time, considered Halifax to be a key market for expansion,” said Stefan Sjöstrand, president, IKEA Canada. “We look forward to serving the Halifax market and are confident that we will have a positive impact on the community as well as the economy through directly and in-directly creating nearly 500 jobs.”
“I want to thank IKEA for hearing the chorus of voices eager to see a store open in our city. This store will be a significant employer and a big draw for the entire Halifax region,” said Mayor Mike Savage, City of Halifax.
IKEA Halifax will be constructed to operate as the most sustainable IKEA store in Canada, with a particular focus on energy efficiency and waste avoidance. Key features of the building will include a rooftop solar photovoltaic installation to provide electricity to the store, geothermal energy generation system to support heating and cooling needs, as well as 100 per cent LED lighting throughout the store. Waste management equipment will be installed to maximize material recycling and diversion from landfill, and a free take-back service will be offered for household batteries and light bulbs to ensure the hazardous materials contained are recycled responsibly.
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