Gallery: Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

 

It’s official: Ikea is taking over the world. Yesterday, Inter Ikea Systems, owner of the popular furniture chain, announced plans to build an enormous 26-acre, environmentally friendly suburb next to London’s Olympic Park. Strand East, located in East London, will include 1,200 homes, a 350-room hotel, 480,000 square feet of offices, as well as shops and restaurants. The site is flanked by canals on two sides, and Ikea hopes to create what it describes as a “mini-Venice,” with water-taxi service and a floating cocktail bar, according to the Daily Mail.

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  1. paola cipriani March 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    please i would like to know when and where i could get details and registration,but mostly pricess regarding

    paola cipriani

  2. vaudeth September 14, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Wow. A bit harsh? The first real company, at least on my own learning adventure, to actually build a green and sustainable community, and you’re making fun of it? I’d live in a blue house and put it together with an allen wrench, if it was sustainable and affordable…which it’s Ikea, I’m pretty sure it will be.

  3. marti December 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    IKEA=awesome

  4. brownlace November 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Wow! This sounds amazing. Too bad construction doesn’t start until 2013.

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