A new IKEA store

At IKEA our vision is to create a better everyday life for people.

Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.

We want to make IKEA accessible to many more people, and are excited to be opening a number of new stores around the UK, including Cuerden. Our new store will bring IKEA’s unique home furnishing expertise to Lancashire and provide relevant ideas and solutions.

Each visit to the IKEA Cuerden will be a fun day out for the whole family. The store will include:

  • Full product range and inspirational room sets
  • Crèche
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Bistro

A Great Place to Work

Bringing a new IKEA to Cuerden will create around 350 new jobs, offering both full and part-time positions in a wide variety of roles, including customer relations, sales, interior design and food services.

Our ambition is to recruit as many people as possible from the Lancashire area.

At IKEA all co-workers are regarded as talents and everyone’s contribution is important to the future growth and development of IKEA.

IKEA is also a principle partner of the Living Wage Foundation and co-workers in the new store will be paid according to the Real Living Wage. In addition, co-workers will receive a number of benefits including store discount, interest-free loans for bicycles and travel, and subsidised meals in the co-worker restaurant.

Creating a positive impact

At IKEA, we want to have a positive impact on people and the planet.

We have three focus areas:

  • Inspire and enable our customers to live a more sustainable life at home
  • Be a good neighbour and have a positive impact on the people and communities where we operate
  • Use resources with the utmost efficiency

Today, 100% of our cotton comes from more sustainable sources. Over 700,000 solar panels are now installed on IKEA buildings worldwide and we’ve committed to own and operate 224 wind turbines, all towards our goal of being energy independent. We’re making energy efficient LED lighting more affordable, enabling many more people to live more sustainably and reduce their electricity bills.

We encourage the use of public transport and ensure that all our new stores are well connected to local transport links. IKEA Cuerden will achieve a ‘very good’ rating in the BREEAM Certification of Sustainability rankings.