Appointed by IKEA, FPCR have provided detailed landscape and public realm designs for the new IKEA retail store at Greenwich, London.
This prestigious development is promoted by IKEA as their leading sustainable UK store. Continuing our successful working relationship with IKEA at their new stores at Reading, Southampton and Exeter, FPCR’s detailed urban design focuses on a new high quality roof top garden and outdoor event space for IKEA employees and for specific community and educational events. The design includes a new ‘green’ and ‘brown’ roof to enhance biodiversity value and to accord with relevant planning conditions. It also includes with a flexible outdoor roof space incorporating new planting, seating, lighting, a vegetable and herb garden and a ‘viewing galley’ towards the London skyline. The perimeter ground level landscape of the IKEA store includes a new sensory wildlife garden, orchard trees, ‘green roof’ cycle shelters, and high quality paving interspersed with specimen trees.