Nottingham council to track down owners of 'unfinished' tower block

Southreef complex in Nottingham
Image caption Construction at the office and apartment complex began in 2007

Nottingham City Council is trying to track down the owners of a £36m tower complex that is still unfinished, five years after construction started.

Southreef on Canal Street is owned by Dubai-owned firm Nottingham One.

Council deputy leader Graham Chapman said the city was determined to meet with owners to encourage them to complete the project.

No-one from Nottingham One was available for comment.

The property has had several owners since work began in 2007.

'Quite distant'

Mr Chapman said: "We can look at planning permission such as change of use and try to get people together - maybe we can arrange a meeting between the owners and a local college.

"The problem is the new owners are based in Dubai … so they are quite distant.

"The biggest problem has been the tower - which was going to be an office block - but that was an over-development and eventually they applied for change of use to a hotel."

Student Saeed Al-Ahbabi, who lives in a flat in the complex, said: "The floor is not ready and the walkway to the canal is closed - it is not really well done.

"Some lights are not working - it is annoying because it is rubbish and it is not really ready."

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