The 50,000 sq ft infrastructure project is the first phase of an ambitious regeneration development in one of the town’s most deprived areas.
Slough Regeneration Partnership is the chief developer of the project’s first phase, which is a local asset backed vehicle comprised of Morgan Sindall Investments and Slough Borough Council.
The £1bn Slough regeneration scheme was designed by Quattro, a company based in Gloucester, renown for its 'exemplary buildings designed with a human touch’. The firm won the competition amongst three other architects to design the new homes at the site off Ledgers Road, Chalvey, which was formerly covered by the back of the town hall.
The LABV was established in March 2013 for a period of 15 years and is contracted to deliver several residential, leisure, education and commercial projects summing up to £1 billion during this period.
Councillor Mohammed Nazir, Slough Borough Council’s board member of the SRP, commented: “The signing of the contract to build The Curve is an exciting and major step forward in achieving our vision to deliver a first class facility that puts learning and culture at the heart of Slough.
“It is one of the centrepieces of the town centre regeneration, and is critical to creating a welcoming, functional and enjoyable civic space in the town centre.”
Dave Cook, area director for Morgan Sindall, said: “We’re looking forward to working closely with the Slough Regeneration Partnership as we deliver the first phase of this ambitious regeneration scheme.”
The Curve is expected to open to visitors in 2015, however the existing town centre library will operate as normal until then.
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