IKEA in Gateshead will be used as a coronavirus testing centre for frontline health care staff - initially primary care and social care workers.
The store's car park is to open as a drive-through Covid-19 testing facility from Thursday 9, April, the company has confirmed.
Testing will work on an invitation-only basis. People who turn up without an invitation will not be tested.
An IKEA spokeswoman said:
The Gateshead store, on Pinetree Way, is the latest to host NHS test centres in its car park after the Swedish furniture giant's flagship store in Wembley was first announced on March 31.
The retailer said it was working alongside the government to identify any additional IKEA sites which could be use to help the fight against coronavirus.