Council chiefs face a door slamming By Andrew Liddle April 16 2015, 2.59pm Share Council chiefs face a door slamming Share via Facebook Twitter Linkedin Whatsapp Messenger Email Post link https://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/dundee/258309/council-chiefs-face-a-door-slamming/ Copy Link Red-faced council chiefs could bill Dundee tax-payers for new front doors after a blunder at their multi-million-pound headquarters. The doors have been declared “not fit for purpose” after dozens of complaints from staff and residents. The electronic system, which was installed as part of the £34 million development of the new Dundee House, has also frequently broken down and had to be repaired. The doors were damaged almost a year ago by a member of the public. The council also spent £52,000 on blinds months after the HQ opened after staff complained about glare, and floors had to be re-laid after they were found to be too slippy. A pressure group has blasted the council over the “fundamental” error with the doors and claimed that “taxpayers will despair” over the cost of the mistake. City bosses said they were “aware of situation” at their own headquarters and were “looking at alternatives”. Local councillor Fraser Macpherson said the move to replace the doors was like “a lightbulb going off” in city bosses’ heads. For more on this story, see Friday’s Courier.