A disused IKEA will be transformed into one of London’s largest indoor venues.

The 608,000 sq ft warehouse will become Drumsheds and will have more capacity than places such as Wembley Arena and Alexandra Palace once it opens this September.

The site at Glover Drive, Edmonton, was home to Swedish furniture warehouse IKEA - which the retailer called the 'Tottenham (Edmonton) branch' - for 17 years before it closed in 2022.

Enfield Independent: Drumsheds will retain an industrial lookDrumsheds will retain an industrial look (Image: Henry Woide/Broadwick Entertainment)

Its space will offer a “carefully curated programme” of cultural venue for music, arts, culture and community, owners Broadwick have said.

Drumsheds is a new venture for the company, known for turning a disused printing press in Rotherhithe into the much-loved clubbing destination Printworks, which has now closed.

Located just a short distance from Tottenham Hale station, it is hoped the venue will attract people across the capital.

Broadwick says that complete set builds, fashion shows and music events will be just some of the examples of events hosted at the place which can hold up to 15,000 guests.

Enfield Independent: Drumsheds will open at the former IKEA in TottenhamDrumsheds will open at the former IKEA in Tottenham (Image: Henry Woide/Broadwick Entertainment)

Comparatively, Wembley Arena, London’s second-largest indoor arena after the O2, can hold 12,500 seats.

Much like Printworks, the warehouse will retain an industrial feel with old lift shafts and loading bays kept in the arena.

Simeon Aldred, the director of strategy at Broadwick, said: “Broadwick’s mission has always been to build brands that deliver unrivalled, live experiences that create real impact.

“We are proud to announce DRUMSHEDS, set to be London’s most impactful cultural space of its kind, set across 608,000 sqft in north London.

“We want Drumsheds, like all the spaces we create, to be new centres of cultural gravity that provide the basis for human connection. A connection that people crave now more than ever.”