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Panattoni starts work on modern ecological factory for Danfoss Poland - 12,000 sqm in Grodzisk Mazowiecki

Panattoni has started construction work on a factory for Danfoss Poland in Grodzisk Mazowiecki. The development with an area of 12,000 sqm will be equipped with several ecologically friendly systems that will make the building highly energy-efficient and also improve the conditions for the workforce of around 400 people. The building is scheduled to be completed in November 2021.


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Panattoni has begun the development of another BTO (built-to-own) building using cutting-edge technology. This time the developer is to deliver an advanced factory with an area of 12,950 sqm for Danfoss Poland – a branch of a Danish producer of energy-efficient components and technological systems for the refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, disk drive and mobile machines sector. The ceremonial start of construction took place on October 13th, 2020 on the site of the Danfoss factory in Grodzisk Mazowiecki.

Technological and ecological

The building being developed by Panattoni for Danfoss Poland will be used as a place to produce technological components for refrigeration and air conditioning units. The project is to be developed following the principles of sustainable construction and will be equipped with systems to ensure the high energy efficiency of the building as well as improving the working conditions of the staff.

For this reason, the developer is to install a ventilation system that will include heat exchangers, heating and cooling with heat recovery from water chillers as well as air compressors and heat imaging of electrical installations. The thermal transmittance factor will be lowered below the technical standards required for 2021 and the thermal insulation of the roof will come to 0.12 W/m2K.

Mechanically controlled blinds are also to be installed in the glazed offices of the building and the roof is also to be suitable for the installation of photovoltaic solar panels, which are to be used for the charging of electric vehicles. The building in its entirety is to be controlled by an advanced BMS system. It is to be divided into three zones: production space (7,220 sqm), warehouse space (1,650 sqm), and the offices and laboratory space (2,450 sqm). Additionally, a technical building (1,405 sqm) will be on the development site as well as a service building (225 sqm).

Short development time

The project is to be developed in two stages. The first is planned to already be complete by mid-April 2021 with early access to the site to be granted a month before completion; however, the final handover of the Danfoss Poland building is planned for November 30th, 2021.

Marek Foryński, BTS Managing Director at Panattoni stated in comment that: “The investment schedule is for the production hall and the office building, which will be the future head office of Danfoss Poland, to be developed in around 4 months. This is an unusually tight timeline, especially considering that Panattoni will also be responsible for adjusting the existing infrastructure on the site to the advanced requirements of a Danfoss Poland factory,” and he adds: “I am proud that Panattoni was chosen for this development and want to thank Danfoss for their trust in us. Bespoke buildings require the most advanced solutions and must meet the most varied and exacting requirements of the client. Every such project requires an attention to detail and an individual approach. This is what we enjoy, which is something that our portfolio demonstrates.”

Designing and developing production plants to the individual order of a client is one of the many competencies of Panattoni. The developer offers its clients modern industrial commercial space for production, warehousing and offices and it also fully manages its own properties. Panattoni was the first developer in Poland to see the need to develop industrial properties that had been designed to the guidelines of the final user.

BTS projects are developed for clients who have individual specific needs, while BTO developments complete the range of services offered by the developer. Up till now, Panattoni has delivered nearly 10 million sqm of industrial space to the market, of which almost half comprises bespoke projects developed to the order of their future users.