Eerste paal IKEA Zwolle
On April 9th the future store manager Sandra Schouten, performed the ground breaking ceremony of the new IKEA store in Zwolle on the development area Hessenpoort. The store will be a so called "pilot store" for a new layout of the IKEA store concept. This new build will be the most sustainable large scale store in the Netherlands. This is achieved through various innovative sustainable solutions. For example, the store will include the use of groundwater for thermal storage, recovery of heat and is fully implemented LED lighting system. There will also be solar panels and wind turbines on the roof to generate renewable energy. The implementation of the sustainable solutions is being supported by the Province of Overijssel.
It is expected that 1.3 million visitors will visit IKEA Zwolle annually. Read more about the project.