The four new department stores should be smaller in size than a classic department store. They grow between 800 and 15,000 square meters, which can be compared to the department store in the King's curve, which is 63,000 square meters. One of the four stores will become a planning studio, similar to the existing one that sells kitchens in the Moodgallerian in Stockholm city.

The new department stores will be established in places that complement the King's curve and Barkarby.

- We have looked at the entire Stockholm County, but today we cannot tell exactly where or when, we will share this at a later date, says Cia Fritzson Gårdnäs, regional manager at Ikea.

500 jobs are created

The investment is estimated to cost SEK 1.7 billion and generate 500 new jobs. In addition to the four new department stores, the department stores in King's Curve and Barkarby are also being renovated.

- We are getting closer to the Stockholmers where they are in their everyday lives, says Cia Fritzson Gårdnäs, regional manager at Ikea.