Salvation Army - Houldsworth Street

  • The new Salvation Army site in Finnieston
  • The old Salvation Army has been demolished

Lead Partner: Salvation Army

Project History
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  • Site of the new Salvation Army building
  • The existing building has been demolished


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.

Current status:

A 1970s concrete building at Houldsworth Street, Anderston, has been demolished and now the community encouraged to contribute ideas for the redevelopment.