Exide R&D, Kolkata

One of the earliest landmarks on he road to the airport from Kolkata city, the original Exide R&D Centre was a quaint, handsome building designed by master architect Prabir Mitra in 1986. Subsequent additions, not always complementary to the original building, were added in 2002 and later, including some incongruous and uncoordinated patchwork of branding.

Alleya and Associates were given a brief that involved renovating the building’s appearance to present an image that would be in keeping with Exide’s ongoing transition a modern, progressive, positive and future-ready organisation.

We took on the project as a Design-and-Build (turnkey effort.


The site before we took over – view from the road


The building now – view from the road

Night time