IKEA has confirmed it will build a super store in Almería city.
The company signed a contract yesterday purchasing a massive plot of land on the outskirts of the city, and contracted a company to build a 27,000 square metre building on it.
Construction company Carrida will start work in February 2018 with the grand opening expected to be in February 2019, according to the published timeline, which assumes planning consent within six months.
Carrida is a company in Almería which is trying to develop a mega park on the spare land between the top of the Rambla and the A7 in Almería city, which is where the IKEA will go (just behind the Repsol fuel station).
Almería city council is being, understandably, somewhat smug as they helped facilitate the deal.
Later: If they use all of the 27,000 square metres, it will be the same size as the one in Murcia (which is 27,017 built size). That’s my own figure by the way.
Editor’s note: I hate IKEA. Can’t stand the place.