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Fellner Wratzfeld Advising IKEA on Proposed Westbahnhof Store in Vienna

Fellner Wratzfeld Advising IKEA on Proposed Westbahnhof Store in Vienna

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Fellner Wratzfeld & Partner Rechtsanwalte is serving as legal counsel to IKEA in the Swedish furniture giant's opening of a branch "featuring a concept unique in the world" in Vienna's Westbahnhof station.

According to FWP, the store, which will stretch over several storeys at the train station, including the basement, each of which will cover approximately 3000 square meters, will display IKEA’s entire product line. "At the same time," the firm reports, "neither a self-service hall nor car parking spaces have been provided for -- something IKEA has never done before." Instead, according to FWP, "customers will be able to have heavy items delivered and take easily transportable products with them immediately. One of the numerous highlights of the pilot project will be the publicly accessible roof with planting."

According to FWP, "following the envisaged amendment of the zoning plan, which has been available for inspection by the public since 3 January 2019, the new construction of the IKEA branch at Vienna's Westbahnhof station will, among other things, require a building permit and an operating license for the opening to take place in 2021 as planned."

The FWP team is led by Partner Markus Kajaba.

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