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Enhancing communitiesDuring the build the team focussed on bridging skill gaps in the industry. Working with our supply chain partners, we created work placements for 16-19 year olds, a Welding and Fabrication Apprenticeship, and created a full time position for an undergraduate Quantity Surveyor.
Improving the environmentUse of raised access flooring and floor voids help provide a constant and energy efficient flow of air throughout the building.
Working together with our supply chainThe majority of the subcontractor workforce live locally, with 34 per cent employed living within 25 miles of the project.
The project’s proximity to a major highway and a Grade II listed church proved to be one of its biggest challenges. Deliveries had to be carefully coordinated, with Just In Time conditions applied, and a carefully managed delivery gate. In addition, the unusual external design meant that the only access was underneath the building itself!
The open plan nature and layout of the building also means that there are voids between the ground and second floor in which noise can travel. To mitigate this, careful acoustic modelling was required and the floors were highly acoustically engineered throughout.
“I am proud to be able to be there at the opening of this fantastic facility. For years the centre of Slough has suffered from a lack of cultural activities and the old library has suffered as well form a lack of technology. Now we have a new site bring so much more than just a library or theatres, but a range of activities for all communities and all ages.”Cllr Joginder Bal
Commissioner for Environment and Leisure, Slough Borough Council
“Working on The Curve has helped me develop my confidence within the industry. It has enabled me to improve my construction knowledge and my ability to apply that knowledge to a variety of different challenges”Jack Winter
Undergraduate Quantity Surveyor, Morgan Sindall