05:07PM, Tuesday 05 July 2016
The long-awaited opening date for a multi-million pound cultural centre in Slough has been set for September 2.
Costing £22m, The Curve 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.
Joe Carter, assistant director assets, infrastructure and regeneration at Slough Borough Council, 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.”
The building will be opened with two days of activities at the venue and along the High Street, including a land train to ferry people between the High Street and The Curve, street entertainers and a mini-farm.
Cllr 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.”
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