Lead Partner: Salvation Army
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Pacific Quay & SECC, Finnieston
The historic Salvation Army site in Anderston, Glasgow is to be
transformed in a £1m redevelopment.
The new 500 sq m HQ, which is expected to have a cafe with outdoor
seating, a large multi-purpose hall and a glass frontage, is due to
open in 2013.
The area is significant in the history of the charity in Scotland.
In the late 1800s, when the Salvation Army was expanding from
England into Scotland, the Anderston Corps was the first
established branch in Scotland.
The Salvation Army Trustee Company bought the Houldsworth Street
site from the Corporation of the City of Glasgow in 1970 for £5750
and centre opened in 1972.
The new facilities will have a strong focus on providing
facilities for local children and families.
A 1970s concrete building at Houldsworth Street, Anderston, has
been demolished and now the community encouraged to contribute
ideas for the redevelopment.
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.