The countdown is officially on! The opening date of IKEA has been announced! Stefano Bizzari (Store Manager of IKEA North Lakes) and his team are looking forward to welcoming shoppers to the new 29,000 square metre store very soon.
“We are thrilled to be able to confirm the opening date for our North Lakes store,” he said.
“We are incredibly lucky to enter a market with support of our sister store, Logan, which has been operating in Queensland for almost 10 years. Our arrival will help increase accessibility to affordable, well designed home furnishings for even more Queenslander’s, particularly those living north of the river and beyond.”
“Our 300+ co-workers are working hard to complete the interior build of the store ahead of the 17th November. So far they have built hundreds of items of furniture for our offices, restaurant area and markethall. The next focus will be on building out iconic room-sets, which have been designed based on insights from residents in the local area to best reflect their wants and needs.”
The North Lakes IKEA store will be one of the most sustainable stores in the country built complete with solar panel energy system estimated to generate approximately a quarter of the energy consumed by the store. It will also include a food composter and an integrated LED lighting which consumes around 85 percent less energy than other lighting types. Set over two levels the store will sit adjacent to Westfield North Lakes and the two buildings will be adjoined by a concourse.
IKEA will open with the unveiling of the Westfield North Lakes Stage 2 development and the 60-store new retail mall that links to IKEA.
Westfield North Lakes has also announced their parking rates. Like Chermside, the first three hours are free. The parking rates are;
0 – 3 Hours FREE
3 – 4 Hours $3.00
4 – 5 Hours $5.00
5 – 6 Hours $7.00
6 – 7 Hours $12.00
7 – 8 Hours $20.00
8 Hours + – $20.00