Other parts of city need TLC

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

BRO­KEN win­dows, graf­fiti, fallen roof riles: a build­ing in such a poor state of re­pair is a sorry sight in any part of Dundee – but the con­di­tion of North Shore House is ac­cen­tu­ated by the fact it’s in such a prominent lo­ca­tion (see page 11).

Hun­dreds, of not thou­sands, of peo­ple drive past the prop­erty ev­ery day on their way to and from the city cen­tre.

That in­cludes vis­i­tors whose first im­pres­sion of Dundee is this dam­aged and un­sightly struc­ture.

If the owner of the site is to be be­lieved, plenty of ef­fort has been made to bring it back into use with­out success.

But per­haps it needs more than just one per­son or one busi­ness to work on giv­ing dis­used build­ings like this a new lease of life.

Plenty of fo­cus is on the water­front at the mo­ment, and rightly so.

How­ever, it’s im­por­tant that the rest of the city gets some TLC too, if these new vis­i­tors are to re­turn.

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