Flatpack furniture giant Ikea has announced plans to move into the property market.
The firm has reportedly spent £25 million on a plot of land near the London Olympic Park.
The new 26-acre suburb, called Strand East in Stratford, East London, will include over a thousand homes, a 350 bedroom hotel and 480,000 sq. ft. of office space.
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The development is located alongside a canal and will include a floating cocktail bar and boat taxi service which has led it to being dubbed a ‘mini Venice’.
A planning application to build the new site is due to be submitted in early 2012.
LandProp, part of the Inter Ikea Group which owns the intellectual assets of the furniture chain, is responsible for the development. The company already operates in Latvia, Poland, Lithuania and Holland but this is the first major British expansion.
There have been numerous witty puns circulating the net with regards to the news of Ikea creating homes and ‘losing the manuals’.
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