Home furnishings retailer IKEA has today opened its 35,000 sqm Sheffield store, creating 480 jobs – 90% of which are from South Yorkshire.

Loyal fans travelled to IKEA Sheffield to be the first through the doors and experience the brand’s famous Swedish hospitality. Celebrations began on opening day morning with a ‘Fika’ cart laden with drinks and sweet treats, as well as music and entertainment from a steel band and juggler.

IKEA opens its doors, creating 480 local jobs