THE borough’s library and cultural centre is in line for a national award.

The Curve, in William Street, Slough, has been nominated for the Best Public Service Building prize in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards.

The controversial £22 million cultural hub was built by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR). - is home to Slough’s new library, community learning rooms, registrar services, a café, a garden area and a 280-seat performance space.

Councillor Zaffar Ajaib, commissioner for housing and urban renewal, said: “It’s fantastic news that we’ve been recognised for building such a fantastic community facility as The Curve.”

“This truly innovative building is a major resource for local people and is a prime example of our determination to put residents first in everything we do.”

Andy Howell, SUR general manager added: “The Curve is architecturally striking from the outside and provides great facilities so we are delighted to be having a positive impact on the town’s regeneration.

The council’s shortlisted projects, submitted by the building control team, will be judged at the LABC regional building excellence awards on May 5.

Regional winners in each category are automatically shortlisted for the LABC national awards, which are held in London in November.