Virako Sp. z o.o.

Virako is dynamically developing Polish development company, investing in the construction of modern office complexes. The company has been operating since 2000. Cpmpany's undoubted advantage is professional and thoughtful approach to business. Virako's achievements are appreciated not only by international corporations such as ABB, Clariant, Deloitte, HSBC but also local companies. The company has an experience in the field of revitalization - as one of the first in Poland, it carried out the revitalization of Henryk Wagner's locomobile 1920s factory in Łódź. As part of the investment, former factory buildings have been converted into unique office lofts. Another investment of the company was Forum 76. Business Center - the first "A" class office building in Łódź, winner of the Construction of the year 2009, twice selected the Best Office Building in Poland. Currently, Virako's flagship investment is Monopolis, the winner in the Best Mixed-use Development category at MIPIM 2020.
Name of company Virako Sp. z o.o.
Name of President or Managing Director for Poland Krzysztof Witkowski
President or Managing Director for Poland profile Krzysztof Witkowski is the founder and CEO of Virako – a development company that has been operating since 2000. He was one of the first people in Poland to take on the renovation of former factory buildings of the locomobile factory built in the 1920s, which was converted into modern office lofts. He has also developed the Forum 76 Business Centre – the first class ‘A’ office building in Łódź, twice judged to be the Best Office Building at the Eurobuild Awards. His latest project is Monopolis.
Short description of the company and team Virako is dynamically developing Polish development company, investing in the construction of modern office complexes. The company has been operating since 2000. Cpmpany's undoubted advantage is professional and thoughtful approach to business. Virako's achievements are appreciated not only by international corporations such as ABB, Clariant, Deloitte, HSBC but also local companies. The company has an experience in the field of revitalization - as one of the first in Poland, it carried out the revitalization of Henryk Wagner's locomobile 1920s factory in Łódź. As part of the investment, former factory buildings have been converted into unique office lofts. Another investment of the company was Forum 76. Business Center - the first "A" class office building in Łódź, winner of the Construction of the year 2009, twice selected the Best Office Building in Poland. Currently, Virako's flagship investment is Monopolis, the winner in the Best Mixed-use Development category at MIPIM 2020.
Portfolio of all completed properties currently held by your company Monopolis - a unique mixed-use project located in the centre of Łódź, the third biggest city in Poland. The project combines modern offices, services and culture with a wide range of food and beverage facilities. Its most important element is the revitalization of the historic plant buildings of Monopol Wódczany (the Vodka Monopoly Plant) from 1902. Buildings' renovation is based on bold combination of historic and contemporary architecture and changing them into a luxurious place. The top-class offices are located in the main historic building as well as in two brand new buildings. In total MONOPOLIS creates a space for nearly 2,500 modern workplaces. The design was prepared by a recognized Polish architectural studio, Grupa 5 Architekci. The concept fits perfectly in the assumptions of the New Centre of Łódź – it is modern and multifunctional. Monopolis creates an exceptional space on the map of the Łódź city, designed for its inhabitants to work and spend free time.
Value of the projects currently held by company (in EUR) 68000000
Size of the projects currently held by company (GLA) 30245
Properties sold between October 2019 and September 2020 N/A
Value of the properties sold between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR) N/A
Size of the properties sold between October 2019 and September 2020 (GLA) N/A
Projects completed between October 2019 and September 2020 Monopolis phase I - a unique mixed-use project located in the centre of Łódź, the third biggest city in Poland. The project combines modern offices, services and culture with a wide range of food and beverage facilities. Its most important element is the revitalization of the historic plant buildings of Monopol Wódczany (the Vodka Monopoly Plant) from 1902. It is based on renovation of historic buildings and changing them into a luxurious place to work and spend free time. The top-class offices are located in the main building of the former bottling plant as well as in two brand new buildings. In total MONOPOLIS creates a space for nearly 2,500 modern workplaces. The design was prepared by a recognized Polish architectural studio, Grupa 5 Architekci. The concept fits perfectly in the assumptions of the New Centre of Łódź – it is modern and multifunctional. Monopolis creates an exceptional space on the map of the Łódź city, designed for its inhabitants to spend business and free time.
Value of the projects completed between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR) as above
Size of the projects completed between October 2019 and September 2020 (GLA) 10816
Projects under construction Monopolis phase II
Value of the projects in progress (in EUR) as above
Size of the projects in progress (GLA) 9745
Projects in the pipeline Monopolis phase III; GLA - 9684
Please say why your company should be considered for the award Virako is 100% polish company investing in the most modern office complexes, operating locally in Poland Łódź, its home city.
Professional and personalized approach to each single investment results in unique and widely recognizable projects which are considered as icons of Łódź and Poland.
The last company’s project Monopolis, the bold revitalization of former vodka plant Monopol Wódczany from 1902, was appreciated in Poland and also internationally. Monopolis has won a prestigious award at MIPIM Awards 2020 in the “best mixed-use development” category. The title proofs Virako’s value and unprecedented significance on polish real estate market.
During the whole history of MIPIM Awards it is first time when fully polish company won such a prestigious award in professional real estate world. Moreover, an architect is polish designer Grupa5 Architekci which specializes in revitalizations. Monopolis is a project that promotes Łódź and Poland on the world scene.
Company website www.monopolis.pl
Name of company
Virako Sp. z o.o.
Name of President or Managing Director for Poland
Krzysztof Witkowski
President or Managing Director for Poland profile
Krzysztof Witkowski is the founder and CEO of Virako – a development company that has been operating since 2000. He was one of the first people in Poland to take on the renovation of former factory buildings of the locomobile factory built in the 1920s, which was converted into modern office lofts. He has also developed the Forum 76 Business Centre – the first class ‘A’ office building in Łódź, twice judged to be the Best Office Building at the Eurobuild Awards. His latest project is Monopolis.
Short description of the company and team
Virako is dynamically developing Polish development company, investing in the construction of modern office complexes. The company has been operating since 2000. Cpmpany's undoubted advantage is professional and thoughtful approach to business. Virako's achievements are appreciated not only by international corporations such as ABB, Clariant, Deloitte, HSBC but also local companies. The company has an experience in the field of revitalization - as one of the first in Poland, it carried out the revitalization of Henryk Wagner's locomobile 1920s factory in Łódź. As part of the investment, former factory buildings have been converted into unique office lofts. Another investment of the company was Forum 76. Business Center - the first "A" class office building in Łódź, winner of the Construction of the year 2009, twice selected the Best Office Building in Poland. Currently, Virako's flagship investment is Monopolis, the winner in the Best Mixed-use Development category at MIPIM 2020.
Portfolio of all completed properties currently held by your company
Monopolis - a unique mixed-use project located in the centre of Łódź, the third biggest city in Poland. The project combines modern offices, services and culture with a wide range of food and beverage facilities. Its most important element is the revitalization of the historic plant buildings of Monopol Wódczany (the Vodka Monopoly Plant) from 1902. Buildings' renovation is based on bold combination of historic and contemporary architecture and changing them into a luxurious place. The top-class offices are located in the main historic building as well as in two brand new buildings. In total MONOPOLIS creates a space for nearly 2,500 modern workplaces. The design was prepared by a recognized Polish architectural studio, Grupa 5 Architekci. The concept fits perfectly in the assumptions of the New Centre of Łódź – it is modern and multifunctional. Monopolis creates an exceptional space on the map of the Łódź city, designed for its inhabitants to work and spend free time.
Value of the projects currently held by company (in EUR)
68000000
Size of the projects currently held by company (GLA)
30245
Properties sold between October 2019 and September 2020
N/A
Value of the properties sold between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR)
N/A
Size of the properties sold between October 2019 and September 2020 (GLA)
N/A
Projects completed between October 2019 and September 2020
Monopolis phase I - a unique mixed-use project located in the centre of Łódź, the third biggest city in Poland. The project combines modern offices, services and culture with a wide range of food and beverage facilities. Its most important element is the revitalization of the historic plant buildings of Monopol Wódczany (the Vodka Monopoly Plant) from 1902. It is based on renovation of historic buildings and changing them into a luxurious place to work and spend free time. The top-class offices are located in the main building of the former bottling plant as well as in two brand new buildings. In total MONOPOLIS creates a space for nearly 2,500 modern workplaces. The design was prepared by a recognized Polish architectural studio, Grupa 5 Architekci. The concept fits perfectly in the assumptions of the New Centre of Łódź – it is modern and multifunctional. Monopolis creates an exceptional space on the map of the Łódź city, designed for its inhabitants to spend business and free time.
Value of the projects completed between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR)
as above
Size of the projects completed between October 2019 and September 2020 (GLA)
10816
Projects under construction
Monopolis phase II
Value of the projects in progress (in EUR)
as above
Size of the projects in progress (GLA)
9745
Projects in the pipeline
Monopolis phase III; GLA - 9684
Please say why your company should be considered for the award
Virako is 100% polish company investing in the most modern office complexes, operating locally in Poland Łódź, its home city.
Professional and personalized approach to each single investment results in unique and widely recognizable projects which are considered as icons of Łódź and Poland.
The last company’s project Monopolis, the bold revitalization of former vodka plant Monopol Wódczany from 1902, was appreciated in Poland and also internationally. Monopolis has won a prestigious award at MIPIM Awards 2020 in the “best mixed-use development” category. The title proofs Virako’s value and unprecedented significance on polish real estate market.
During the whole history of MIPIM Awards it is first time when fully polish company won such a prestigious award in professional real estate world. Moreover, an architect is polish designer Grupa5 Architekci which specializes in revitalizations. Monopolis is a project that promotes Łódź and Poland on the world scene.
Company website
www.monopolis.pl