Ikea in Greenwich is upcycling old products to create wild homes for local wildlife.

The ‘Wild Homes for Wildlife’ initiative has been launched at the new 'fully sustainable' store, which is committed to having a positive impact on the local environment.

London artists such as Hattie Newman, Adam Furman and Supermundane have been working hard to repurpose Ikea furniture and products for use as ‘animal apartments.’

Items such as chairs, tables and kitchen worktops from the re-use and recycle area in Ikea have been transformed into liveable spaces for local wildlife including bees, birds, bats and insects.

The Greenwich store has donated the ‘Wild Homes’ to Sutcliffe Park, where the community team will manage and maintain them for the long-term.

Helen Aylett, Ikea Greenwich Store Manager, said: “Greenwich Ikea is our leading sustainable store and we want to have a positive impact on the local environment.

"By offering a community experience centred on re-use and recycling and supporting local conservation, we want to demonstrate that we’re committed to being a good neighbour for all walks of life in Greenwich and the surrounding area, creepy crawlies included.”

The store which opened its doors on February 7 this year is aiming to achieve a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ accreditation by incorporating a number of green technologies, including solar panels and rainwater harvesting, and has been designed to promote healthy and sustainable living.