City Centre in Kolkata is an island property in the satellite town of Salt Lake, West Bengal. The Centre measures approximately 26,304 metres of commercial and entertainment spaces made up of five dispersed Plaza blocks, a cubist design and impressive monolithic structure.
City Centre is made up of leisure centres, offices, shops and residences of various sizes. There is a variety of shops to please a variety of tastes, from the smallest “dukaan”, meaning stall, selling local produce to up-market boutiques and high-end merchandise department stores. Cineplex, City Centre’s popular entertainments area, draws in cinema lovers from the local area and beyond. The shopping environment is a clever mix of modern-style colonnaded arcades and terraced plazas to meandering “galis” passages, with coffee shops and restaurants strategically placed at points to watch the world go by and enjoy the Centre’s lively ambience. Some of the enticing retail offerings include the “Kolkata Store”, a throw-back to past times and consisting of sentimental Kolkata memorabilia complete with horse-drawn tram cars dating back to 1880. The “Tea Junction” is a perfect place for lounging on a tea chest and relax in a casual setting enjoying a cup of steaming chai, samosas and other delicious delicacies and then, batteries recharged, head off to one of the kiosks that supply everything from ice-cream to intricate henna designs.
City Centre is well connected from every part of Kolkata and serviced by a number of public transport modes. Conveniently, the Mall itself is a stop for some bus routes and in addition, has an exclusive taxi stand and an auto rickshaw stand.
Designed to include thought-provoking architecture and leisure space, City Centre has come into being through years of research and has brought with it unlimited business and shopping opportunities. In a way it has become a village all of its own, helping to change the character and complexion of Salt Lake.