IKEA upgrades flagship store in London

Project name: IKEA Wembley | Industry: Residential & CommercialLocation: Wembley, London, U.K.

The comprehensive refurbishment of IKEA’s flagship store in Wembley involves the upgrade of virtually all areas of the store. IKEA constructed a 6,000-square-meter showroom with 60 new display rooms and six complete display homes. In addition, the retailer built 40 new checkout lanes, a children’s play area and a 1,000-square-meter restaurant. The restaurant can accommodate 600 people, making it one of the largest restaurant spaces in London.

Challenges

  • High-profile project with a large, diverse team.
  • Requirement for centralized collaboration between specialist firms across the U.K.
  • Need to share project information in real time and adhere to common workflows.
  • Risk of miscommunication, information loss, disputes, rework, and delays.

Solutions

  • Secure, central collaboration platform connecting multiple organizations.
  • Ability to access, distribute, track, and archive files in real time, from any location, at any time.
  • Scalability to manage thousands of documents and correspondence items each month.
  • Web search capabilities for fast, easy data retrieval.

Results

  • Improved efficiency across the project team.
  • Timely document review and approval.
  • Reduction of paper usage, with associated cost and environmental impact.
  • Mitigation of risk caused by outdated document versions and 
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