The Curve is an exciting development that is integral to the borough’s ongoing regeneration. It was the first major project delivered by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR). With its unique three-dimensional curved form, this £22 million, 4,500m² library, performance and cultural centre with space for council meetings and exhibitions began construction in January 2014 and opened to the public in September 2016.
The Curve is a superb facility for the town, its residents and local businesses too, with several rooms available for hire.
In its first week of operations:
More than 7,000 books were issued compared with 11,000 for the previous month as a whole
522 new members joined compared with 430 for a whole month previously
2,000 members visited with over 1,000 using the public computers
In its first year of opening the library has seen a 59% increase in library membership and a 42% increase in children’s borrowing.