04:28PM, Monday 23 May 2016
As the opening date of a multi-million pound cultural hub approaches, Slough Borough Council (SBC) has announced the site will include no parking provisions.
The £22million hub in Wellington Street, named The Curve, will house a new library and learning, arts, performance and community facilities. Council meetings are also expected to take place at the venue.
However, SBC has confirmed there will be no free parking on site.
Writing in response to a question on the website Streetlife on Monday, SBC said: “There is no onsite parking at The Curve.
“There is, however, on street parking on High Street West outside the old library, disabled parking outside MyCouncil and a public car park just down the road on Herschel Street.”
Currently SBC council meetings are held at The Centre in Farnham Road where there are 200 parking spaces available for free.
When services are moved over to The Curve it will mean councillors and those who wish to attend public meetings will have to pay to park in the Queensmere Observatory Shopping Centre, in Herschel Street or at the nearby Tesco Extra store in Wellington Street.
A SBC spokeswoman said the old library site ‘currently does not have any parking facility’ and The Curve is ‘right in the town centre with plenty of parking’.
She added the location of the bus and railway station opposite means the arts centre will also be easily accessible by public transport.
The Curve is due to be handed over from the developers Morgan Sindall to SBC in July with a possible opening date set for September.
Work first began on the site in 2014 and since then the development has been plagued by a number of setbacks including a rat infestation and asbestos.