The Curve in line for prestigious award

Published: 15 March 2017

Slough Borough Council’s flagship library and cultural centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

The iconic Curve has been nominated in the ‘Best public service building’ category in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) building excellence awards.

The £22million cultural hub houses Slough’s 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.

The Curve is one of a series of projects delivered by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) - a groundbreaking partnership between the council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd, delivering major community benefits including new housing, leisure facilities and schools.

Also shortlisted are Dharmesh Modi from Morgan Sindall in the ‘LABC non-residential site agent of the year’ category for his role on the project and Bidvest Food Service in the ‘Best commercial project’ category.

Councillor Zaffar Ajaib, commissioner for housing and urban renewal, said: “It's fantastic news that we've been recognised for building such a fantastic community facility as The Curve.

"This truly innovative building is a major resource for local people and is a prime example of our determination to put residents first in everything we do."

Andy Howell, SUR general manager added: “The Curve is architecturally striking from the outside and provides great facilities so we are delighted to be having a positive impact on the town’s regeneration.

“It’s great the building has been shortlisted and we are particularly pleased Dharmesh’s efforts are being recognised.”

The council’s shortlisted projects, submitted by the building control team, will be judged at the LABC regional building excellence awards on 5 May.

Regional winners in each category are automatically shortlisted for the LABC national awards, which are held in London in November.