HANSA Workspace

505 Ellicott St.


Event Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Last Admittance: 3:30pm
Photography and filming permitted: no photography of persons or personal belongings, please.
Handicap accessible: Yes

Visitor Experience: Welcome to a new way to work, collaborate and network. HANSA Workspaces is an all-inclusive, professional shared office space and modern coworking center. Opened in August 2020, HANSA is a uniquely Buffalo example of adaptive reuse providing a chic industrial design complemented with local art and decor. HANSA’s twist on the traditional office inspires productivity by providing an abundance of natural light, a two-story atrium, two grand staircases, and an outdoor patio. Visitors from Doors Open Buffalo can win a private office for a month! Stop in for details.

Building Description: Originally built in 1973 as a concrete 20,000 square foot single-story warehouse for automotive parts, the HANSA workspace building was transformed in 2020 into a beautiful 32,000-square-foot coworking and shared office center that celebrates Buffalo’s industrial heritage and bold future.

HANSA (pronounced hahn-sa) is Latin for “guild,” meaning to unite people for a common purpose. The HANSA brand and facility was designed, constructed, and is operated by Uniland Development Company.

As part of HANSA’s evolution from warehouse to workspaces, the exterior facade was updated with new windows, brickwork, and an outdoor patio around the existing bay door. Inside, the construction team added a second story, two staircases and skylights for abundant natural light. Buffalo’s industrial heritage is expressed throughout hte space with metal, wood, and concrete finishes. Deep saturated colors, oxidized metal, and rust tones emphasize the aesthetic.

Visually, everyone at HANSA is connected. The floor plan is an open design layout with a centralized atrium space ont he first floor. Glass wall-lined corridors and an open second floor mezzanine maximizes views within the spaces. The work desks, numerous lounge chairs, residential style seating near the fireplace, and a large cafe add to the collaborative environment.

Recognitions include:

– In July 2021, HANSA was recognized as the first coworking and shared office space in North America certified for Universal Design, an emerging trend in inclusive design
– HANSA won Buffalo Business First’s 2021 Brick by Brick Award in Downtown Buffalo/Renovations category. The Brick by Brick Awards recognize the best of real estate construction, and development in Western New York.

HANSA workspace offers daily, monthly and annual rentals of coworking desks, private offices for 1 to 7 people, office suites for 8 to 25 people, in addition to technologically equipped meeting rooms and event space.

For more information on HANSA’S shared office and coworking center, visit www.hansaworkspace.com or call: 716-324-9120.