Clariant is a leading Swiss chemical concern. This company has just decided to consolidate its existing offices in Łódź. A new headquarters will be launched in a multi-use Monopolis building, where the company has leased almost 4000 sq. m of office space with the option of further expansion. Clariant will locate its new shared services center in the former Vodka Monopoly factory. This unit will be responsible for service of customers and business partners from all over the world in the field of purchases, logistics and finances. There will be over 300 people hired in the office situated in Łódź.
I’m satisfied that the next company from Łódź has been developing so dynamically in our city for several years. It shows that investors do appreciate the good atmosphere for companies from the SSC sector. This theory is confirmed by 20 thousand people who work in the industry of modern services for business and Clariant is the best example of that. I’m also glad that another unit has chosen a revitalized building for its new head office. This perfectly shows that a broadly understood revitalization makes sense and that businesses more frequently choose such spaces for their future head offices. I would like to congratulate both company and developer on this success and I wish them further growth – says Hanna Zdanowska, President of the City of Łódź.
Monopolis is being erected as a result of redevelopment of the third largest factory complex in Łódź. This is one of the most important revitalization projects in the modern history of the city. Apart from modern offices, there will be also a kindergarten, swimming pool, theatre, restaurants, cafes, recreation room for children, exhibition gallery and museum of the history of the former Vodka Monopoly. It’ll offer over 24 000 sq. m of modern office space together with Monopolis. The complex will have a number of city-forming functions on 5400 sq. m by offering a broad range of services and inviting inhabitants to various cultural events. We would like Monopolis to pulsate with life no matter of part of a day or day of the week. The city of Łódź needs an investment that could use its architectural and historical potential and enrich the map of the city by adding a new and attractive meeting place for inhabitants and tourists – explains Krzysztof Witkowski, Chairman of Virako, developer company in Łódź, project’s investor.
Clariant plans to move into Monopolis in summer 2019. This new office will be situated in the post-industrial building in the central part of the complex. The investor of Monopolis – Virako – was advised by the experts of JLL during the negotiation process, whereas the tenant – Clariant – was advised by Cushman & Wakefield.