The Pyramid at Anderston is an inclusive and inspiring community-led anchor organisation which aims to be central to building wealth and wellbeing. A former church, it was designed by Glasgow architects Honeyman, Jack and Robertson and completed in 1968 as part of the redevelopment of the Anderston area. There are 22 individual spaces in the B-listed building, including two large halls, the beautiful main Pyramid space, zero waste shop, community kitchen, and a range of offices and meeting rooms.
The Pyramid at Anderston Trust formed in 2018 as a membership organisation 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. 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. The Pyramid has developed swiftly, providing essential support to the community during the COVID pandemic. Alongside, significant grant funding was been secured for the first phase of redevelopment and renovation of the building.
We have developed an ongoing programme of activities, such as community meals, workshops, cinema, talks, exhibitions, youth theatre, social groups, and wellbeing activities, 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, presentations, weddings, concerts, and film and TV production. We have big plans for The Pyramid at Anderston. The first phase of capital works has protected the building from further deterioration and improved access and facilities. We will continue the capital redevelopment of the building, establish heritage and cultural programmes, embedding community wealthbuilding and local economic development in our work, as well as decarbonising 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.