Client: Morgan Sindall Construction
Value: £16.5 million
Completion Date: Under construction
The shiny new Curve Library (exterior by bblur architecture, interior by CZWG) is currently under construction and due to complete this autumn. The long and lofty ground floor space is conceived as a piece of internal public realm creating a ‘shortcut’ across the town centre; incorporating a cafe with garden views, ‘quick-pick’ books and exhibition space en route. Generous curving staircases will tempt visitors up to the first floor main library linked by a rooflit atrium to second floor study areas. Over the past 10 years Slough Borough Council has been investing in infrastructure projects to improve the quality of the town centre public realm. ‘The Curve’ will complete the public realm masterplan, providing two new public squares and a distinctive landmark cultural building in the heart of Slough, well positioned to benefit from the new Crossrail link into central London.