Formerly Will’s Tobacco Factory, Hanson Street Studios was redeveloped in 2001 to become Scotland’s first purpose-built studio and events complex for up to 200 artists with a large events/gallery space.

The centre has excellent facilities, including:

  • 77 studios ranging from 175 sq ft to 1000 sq ft
  • A 4000 sq ft Project Space
  • Full accessibility throughout the building
  • Free Car Parking On Site Cafe
  • Artists’ kitchen and showers
  • Open Plan workspace for ceramicists and glass artists with a dedicated kiln room

70 artist spaces
exhibition spaces
disabled access
event hire


We thank all the funders who made this £2.2 million project possible, including the Scottish Arts Council Capital Lottery Fund, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Enterprise Glasgow, The Gannochy Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation, The Craignish Trust and the Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund with corporate support from Park Systems Furniture and Soluis Technologies.

Hanson Street Project Space

Hanson Street boasts 70 studio spaces, an exhibition and project space, residency flat and is home to 200 artist tenants.

The project space is an open plan area, located next to the main entrance of the building. The space itself is 27m x 12.8m (see plan of space in downloads section).

This space has an industrial feel and, as it is embedded within a working artists’ studio building, lends itself to larger scale works and installations alongside evening performance events.

For more information please email

being a wasps tenant

With over 40 years worth of expertise, we are the UK’s largest provider of affordable studio space for artists and creative industries.

Tenants of the Wasps community receive the following benefits:

  • Affordable studio prices with no hidden costs – utilities and Wifi are all inclusive in artist studios (rates apply for creative offices)
  • Building security – all our buildings are either owned or on long term rentals
  • 24/7 secure access all year round
  • Part of our community of almost 1,000 artists and creatives in our 20 buildings across Scotland
  • Exhibiting and selling opportunities through our Arts & Enterprise programme including:
    • Exhibitions – over 50% of artists exhibited in our gallery programmes are tenants
    • Makers Markets
    • South Block shop
    • Open Studios
    • Art Fairs
  • Ability to join our Own Art scheme
  • Support and expertise from Wasps’ staff team
  • Promotion on our website with an artist profile

accessibility & getting here


The Hanson Street studio building is fully accessible. Car parking is free, with disabled parking spaces available


77 Hanson Street
G31 2HF

getting here

Hanson Street has free car parking on site. Buses: 38, 42, 138 bus from outside Queen Street Station to Alexandra Parade. Get off at the stop after Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Hanson Street is the next street on the right. Alternatively, the studios are a 20-25 minute walk from the city centre.

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