Projects and references

Ikea Matosinhos, Portugal

This year in Matosinhos, located in Porto District, Portugal, and under the wing of the Ikea Centre Group, the Swedish chain of companies focused on furniture and internal furnishings, the Plaza Shopping Centre will open its doors to the public. This centre will be the first of its kind to be opened by the Ikea Group in Portugal. Together with the store which was opened last year, this will represent the largest Ikea commercial complex in Europe, with an area of 100,000 square metres.

Considering the excellent and easily accessible location of the centre, which can be found in an area with 2,8 million inhabitants, the Ikea Group is expecting 15 million visitors in the first year of business alone. For the commercial building alone, which will comprise of two stories, more than 200 stores, and 5,100 parking spaces, while also directly creating 110 jobs and indirectly creating 2,800, the investment will come to a total of 170 million euros. Hidria has equipped the Ikea Plaza Shopping Centre with its air distribution elements.