The Pyramid at Anderston was designed by Glasgow architects Honeyman, Jack and Robertson and completed in 1968 as part of the redevelopment of the Anderston area. It houses 22 rooms and offices, including three halls. The B-listed building operated as the Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church until 2019. The Pyramid at Anderston Trust formed in 2018 as a membership organisation to benefit the communities of G3 7 and G3 8 in response to the Church of Scotland’s intention to sell the building. Registered as a SCIO in February 2018, the Trust’s aim was to ensure the iconic and well-loved Pyramid building was maintained as a hub to serve the community for many years to come.
In March 2019 the Trust bought the building with a grant awarded by the Scottish Land Fund, assuring the future of The Pyramid as a community owned and run asset. Our volunteer Board of Trustees, mostly drawn from the local community, has ultimate responsibility for the operation of The Pyramid. The Pyramid has developed swiftly. Our first two staff members were appointed in August 2019, with a further three people joining the team since.
Wellbeing and community building are at the heart of everything we do. We have developed an ongoing programme of activities, such as community meals, workshops, cinema, talks, exhibitions, support groups, as well as sports, dance, celebrations of all kinds – and everything in between. We are the landlord to a number of third sector organisations who rent office space in the building. We hire our halls and rooms to range of organisations and individuals for meetings, conferences and presentations and will host our first weddings later this year. We have secured significant grant funding to undertake the first phase of building improvements and renovation. Work began on site in late 2021 and will continue through 2022 to 2023.
We have big plans for The Pyramid at Anderston. The first phase of capital works will save the building from further deterioration and provide improved access and facilities, including a renovated sports hall and community kitchen. We have plans to open a community shop and café, continue the capital redevelopment of the building, establish heritage and cultural programmes, embed community wealth-building and local economic development in our work, as well as decarbonisation of the building, improving our local area and green spaces, and ensuring The Pyramid continues to be the hub of the community for years to come.
759 Argyle Street
0141 226 3277
Key contact: Ailsa MacKenzie, Development Officer/Acting Chief Officer