IKEA’s new mobile collection point; refurbs community hub

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has announced a new mobile collection point in Peterborough as well as seeing five of its London stores help transform a community centre in Hackney.

IKEA has launched a new mobile collection service that will operate from the Tesco Werrington Superstore in Staniland Way.

The collection point gives shoppers the option of collecting an IKEA order from a designated area within the Tesco store’s car park – with orders over £200 free to collect and £10 for all other orders.

IKEA says the mobile pick-up points give customers a “more convenient, accessible, and affordable way to shop for IKEA’s products”.

As well as Peterborough, collection points have been rolled out in Blackburn, Burgess Hill, Cambridge, Dereham, Doncaster, Horwich, Liverpool and Stockport.

In other news, five London IKEA stores have funded and completed a makeover project in Hackney, East London, which has upgraded a community centre run by Hackney Quest – a local non-profit working with housing and homelessness organisation, Shelter, IKEA’s national charity partner.

The major refurbishment has involved redesigning and upgrading the entire first floor of the centre, through the installation of a new kitchen, as well as redecorating throughout and replacing all existing furniture with brand new IKEA products and storage solutions to make the best use of the space.

The project has transformed the centre’s kitchen, reception, office and lounge areas. IKEA has provided all materials, labour, furniture and accessories to complete the makeover, with the support of over 30 co-workers from London IKEA stores in Croydon, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Wembley and Lakeside, as well as the IKEA Service Office.

Michael Hawkins, London Area Manager, IKEA UK, said: “Creating better everyday lives for people across London communities is at the heart of IKEA London, so it’s been a pleasure to be involved in this project. We’re extremely proud of all the IKEA co-workers who have dedicated their time to making such a transformation possible in just five days, and hope that the refurbishment will give even more young people and families a warm and inviting space to connect and learn from each other.

“Hackney Quest and Shelter are doing incredible work to support those impacted by issues including the housing emergency, and this community centre is a lifeline to many people in the area.”

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