Project overview

Waldeck provided digitally focussed Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Building Services Design consultancy for the new eco-leading flagship store.

Delivering best value for our clients, our team utilised our Building Information Modelling (BIM) expertise to deliver a future-proofed solution by ‘starting with the end in mind’ through a deep understanding of IKEA’s long-term operational requirements for their assets.

Overall, the store achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Outstanding’ (90.4%),  with significantly good scores in areas such as Low and Zero Carbon Technologies, Water Consumption and NOx Emissions.


Our team were originally appointed by IKEA to deliver the Mechanical and Electrical Building Services Design for RIBA Stages 1-3. Following the success of this, we were later novated to carry out RIBA Stages 4-5 for the contractor, Norstead.

The project utilised the following list of technologies and environmental features in the design and construction:

  • Solar PV: A 850 kWp solar array supplements the store’s energy requirements and reduces the energy dependence from the grid
  • Water Efficiency: Two rainwater harvesting tanks alongside low water use fittings reduce the store’s water consumption by up to 50%
  • Evaporative Cooling Units: Evaporative cooling help reduce energy demand from the stores air conditioning system
  • Ground Source Heating: Ground source heat pumps provide the store with 88% of the annual heating and cooling demand
  • Biodiverse Green Roof: A green roof consisting of various substrate and habitat areas provides fantastic new and varied habitat for local wildlife
  • Sustainable Transport: Various public transport links, cyclist facilities and provision for EV vehicles give IKEA staff and store visitors sustainable transport options when travelling to the store
  • FSC Certified Timber: The store incorporated 100% FSC in the timber constituents of the build
Commercial Retail Space


Targeting BREEAM ‘Outstanding’, the following achievements were successfully reached:

  • During construction of IKEA Greenwich, the construction scored 42/50 demonstrating ‘beyond
    compliance’ in the Considerate Contractors Scheme assessment of the site’s considerate construction attributes.
  • The biodiverse roof achieved compliance with the Green Roof Code, enhanced ecological features on site, and has featured as an exemplary case study in the new London Green Roof Report
  • The building achieved an innovation credit for the inclusion of evaporative cooling with rainwater harvesting from the roof