Construction of the much-anticipated IKEA Canberra store is just weeks from completion, but the opening date is still being kept under wraps.
The enormous 26,000 square-metre store is expected to attract 1 million shoppers each year.
Store manager Mark Mitchinson promised the doors will open in November, and says he is feeling the pressure to deliver.
"Within the next fortnight we should be very close to finishing the construction project. By the middle of September our store team will look to take over the site and move in and that's when the excitement starts," he said.
In mid-September, 180 containers of furniture will head down the Hume Highway in Canberra's direction for the opening.
IKEA designers went into the homes of Canberra residents earlier in the year to find out how the store could best tailor for customer's needs.
"We went out and visited well over 100 homes around Canberra to really understand how locals lived in their houses and their needs, wants and frustrations about home furnishings," Mr Mitchinson said.
Before designing the store, IKEA looked into Canberra's natural environment and weather conditions.
IKEA Australia's sustainability manager Richard Wilson says the company plans to be using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020.
The Canberra store will be the most sustainable and energy efficient IKEA in Australia with nearly 2000 solar panels, thick insulation, LED lights, and airlock revolving doors to retain comfortable temperatures throughout the year.
The solar panels are on the store's roof will produce enough energy to power 100 per cent of the store, or 106 family homes.
"What we expect is in the heights of summer when you get the long daylight hours is it will fully power the store," Mr Wilson said.
Pop-up weekend exhibits where Canberra locals are invited to come and get a taste of the new store will continue for the next three weekends.