A local councillor says the “wrong signals” are being sent by deteriorating office blocks which sit prominently on one of the main routes into Dundee.
West End councillor Fraser McPherson has expressed concern over the worsening state of an empty office block in Luna Place in the Technology Park that sits beside the Riverside Avenue Ambassador Route.
The road is one of the key entry routes into Dundee with thousands of vehicles travelling along it every day.
Mr McPherson said that, with the upcoming opening of the V&A and regeneration of the city, graffiti and vandalism in such prominent areas needed to be looked at.
“It sends all the wrong signals to visitors to the city,” he said.
“There are derelict and disused buildings across Dundee but I think this one in particular is just so prominent as you arrive here. You can’t help but see this on your left hand-side.
“We want to send a positive message but these kinds of buildings just don’t convey that.
“I am really concerned about the total mess of this building and the deterioration of it.”
The building was undergoing renovation but is now covered in graffiti and has fallen into a state of disrepair with several smashed windows.
It is understood the owners live in Ireland and an attempt to contact them has been made.
Mr McPherson added: “The problem is that some of them are in private ownership with the owners living out of the country.
“I have taken this up with planning officers at the council and the selling agents who are local and I have asked them to advise the owner to take immediate steps to rectify the situation and properly restore the building.
“In this case, the agents working for the owner have been very good in responding to my concerns but ultimately it is up to the owner to make repairs and look after it.
“I think with a good quality upgrade it could make decent offices as there are other thriving businesses that are just along the way.”