Burlingon, Ontario (Canada) — IKEA Canada has officially broken ground on its new store in Halifax (Nova Scotia).
Located at Dartmouth Crossing, the store will take roughly 14 to 16 months to complete. It will be approximately 330,000 square feet, which is larger than four football fields in size.
“Halifax residents have been such great supporters of the IKEA brand and the area has always been a key market for expansion,” says David McCabe, vice president, IKEA Canada. “It took us 40 years to build 12 stores and we are very happy that IKEA Halifax will be the first of 12 new stores to be built over the next 10 years.”
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, and will be the first LEED-certified IKEA store in Canada. Key features of the store will include a rooftop solar photovoltaic installation to provide electricity to the store, geothermal energy generation to support heating and cooling needs, as well as 100% LED lighting. 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.
The Halifax store will be the first to open as part of a coast-to-coast expansion effort which will double the store count from 12 to 24 in the next 10 years.
IKEA is a leading home furnishing retailer with 375 stores in more than 50 countries worldwide. IKEA Canada has 12 stores. For more information, visit: www.IKEA.ca.
SOURCE: IKEA Canada