HSBC’s New Innovative Office Space @ Larkin Square

A few days ago, HSBC hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new downtown office space at Larkin Square. HSBC U.S. and Americas CEO Michael Roberts, and other senior HSBC executives, joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Special Olympics New York CEO Stacey Hengsterman for the unveiling of new space. Others in attendance included Howard Zemsky and Kayla Zemsky of the Larkin Development Group, along with representatives from the offices of Governor Kathy Hochul, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Timothy Kennedy, and Assembly Speaker Crystal Peoples-Stokes. 

HSBC delivered a message at the ribbon cutting, stating that it was clearly here (in Buffalo) to stay.

“HSBC is here to stay in Buffalo, and our innovative, new office represents our unwavering commitment to the city and Western New York,” said Roberts. “We are thrilled to be a part of the community and contributing to its dynamic economy. We’re making the return to office an engaging, collaborative and inspiring experience for our colleagues, while at the same time, supporting the community we serve. Together, we are not only building an office space for our employees and clients, but a foundation for future growth and prosperity in this remarkable city.”

“The HSBC offices are a welcome addition to the historic Larkin District,” said Mayor Brown. “The impact will even be felt downtown and in communities throughout the city.”

As for the new office space (formerly occupied by KeyBank), which occupies three floors within the building, it features:

New furniture and modern designs

A beautiful painted mural by local artist Cassandra Ott

An open-floor design

Heads-up and heads-down desks

Workspaces built for more efficient collaboration

With nearby amenities including daycare, fitness club, breweries, a diner, restaurants, food trucks, etc., HSBC anticipates that more employees will opt to work from this newly reimagined office environment.

HSBC employs upwards of 3,000 people in the WNY region.

The building itself – initially redeveloped a decade ago – was originally constructed as a factory in 1893, in the Romanesque style. This newest investment into the structure marks a significant alignment between the Larkin Development Group and HSBC, bringing with it additional life to an already robust Larkin Square.

A full bocce court was fitted outside the Larkin building for the festivities. The bocce game served as a preview for a Special Olympics Bocce Tournament, where HSBC leadership joined athletes competing at Buffalo RiverWorks.

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