05 / 07 / 2016

The £22million building will house a new central library, community learning rooms, the registrar services including a wedding room, a 280-seater performance and multi-use space, café and garden area.

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The building will be opened with two days of activities for all the family in The Curve and along the High Street, including:

  • a land train to ferry people between the High Street and The Curve
  • performances including dance, music and art
  • street entertainers
  • magical treasure trail
  • mini-farm
  • special Curve food and drink
  • face painting, Henna artist
  • tours of the building
  • museum activities

Joe Carter, assistant director assets, infrastructure and regeneration, said: “Despite the delays in building works and reconfiguring the building for different services, the final parts of the build are underway and we will be opening on 2 September.

“The Curve is transforming the centre of town and will be a trigger for further regeneration as well as providing improved services in a state of the art facility.”

Councillor Joginder Bal, commissioner for environment and leisure, said: “I am sure everyone can understand that a build of this size can hit some snags along the way, I am proud to be able to be there at the opening of this amazing facility.

“For years the centre of Slough has suffered from a lack of cultural activities and the library has suffered from an aging building and dated technology.

“Now there is a new site, bringing so much more than just a library or just a theatre, but a range of activities for all communities and all ages.

“I would like to invite everyone to join us for the two-day opening event and see everything this new building has to offer.”