Virako to dine out on new Polish Monopolis

The historic area of the old Monopol Wódczany vodka distillery in Łódź is to be transformed into mixed-use district called Monopolis by developer Virako.

The project will combine 251,875 sq ft of high-quality office space, services and cultural amenities along with a wide range of restaurants.

Construction works at Monopolis will be launched in H2 2017 with JLL selected as the sole commercialization and marketing agent for the complex

Built in 1902, Monopol Wódczany was the city’s third largest factory complex and over many years played an important role in Łódź’s development. The factory went on to become the most modern site in the Polish spirits industry, enjoying its greatest success at the end of the 1970s when the company began production of flavored vodka.

In the post-industrial and historic M1 building, Virako will develop 75,347 sq ft of modern office space. In the two newly-developed projects, M2 and M3 – there will be 176,528 sq ft of modern office space respectively. In total, the project will offer nearly 2,500 comfortable work places of the highest standard. Furthermore, the office buildings will offer the possibility for flexible arrangement of open-space office areas.

Krzysztof Witkowski, president of Virako, said: “Today an office building – no matter how modern – is simply not enough. Workplaces no longer consist solely of a 9-5 workstation comprising an office desk and a telephone. In fact, workplaces no longer just include social amenities such as hammocks and playstation consoles.

“Today, a workplace is perceived as a place where employees are able to spend their time in a comfortable environment – where we can take our laptop computers and cell phones, and work in green surroundings, or go to a cafe located on the floor below, meet our client at a restaurant or leave our children at a nearby day care center. All of these amenities will be available at Monopolis.”

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