Ikea has opened the doors to its new full-size store in London’s Greenwich.

The new 32,000 square metre store is situated in the Millennium Way Retail Park is the retailers first full sized store to open in London in 14 years, and has created around 500 jobs.

The store is the 22nd full sized Ikea store in the UK, and is also the most sustainable.

The store was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Helen Aylett, Ikea Greenwich store manager, Hege Sæbjørnsen, UK and Ireland country sustainability manager and Claire Pritchard, chief executive of the stores local partner, Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency.

Aylett said: “IKEA Greenwich aims to take sustainability to the next level, not just in its design and architecture, but by inspiring and enabling Londoners to live a more sustainable life at home through our products, workshops and activities. The store has been built with the local community in mind and provides a number of flexible spaces and facilities which people can use for free, such as a roof pavilion and community garden.”