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Ingka Centers opens sixth mixed-use meeting place Livat Nanning in China

The new meeting place has been created within the existing IKEA store following a €130m (RMB 1bn) redevelopment to create almost 18,500 sq m GLA of sustainable mixed-use space across five levels.

Livat Nanning is a new retail-led destination for 80 domestic and foreign brands, customers and local residents. There is a significant emphasis on food and beverage, leisure and entertainment experiences (for example with the popular restaurant chain Guixiaochu). It also provides a range of community and family friendly spaces, fashion, retail, online services, entertainment and home furnishing inspiration.

Nanning is the capital of China’s Guangxi Zhuang region in south-west China. Nicknamed the ‘Green City of China,’ the city is renowned for its strong ecological and sustainability credentials and having previously won the ‘UN Habitat of Scroll of Honour award.’ 

Also noteworthy is the capital’s growing tech industry and the abundance of parks, mountains and caves in the surroundings. This launch follows the successful opening of two new meeting places in China (Livat Changsha and Fuzhou) earlier this year. 

Cindy Andersen, Ingka Centers Managing Director commented: “Together with IKEA and our partners, Livat Nanning brings an inspiring blend of local and global brands and cuisine, digital services, and family-friendly experiences, tailored towards the needs and aspirations of our local communities and visitors.”