Industrial units which burned down back in August last year are to be brought back from ashes by the Mees Group. The old premises where Spot Mix Ltd used to recycle waste to create fuel burnt for days last summer causing lots of disruption to the area. Now Liverpool based Retexe Ltd part of Thomas Mee and the Mees Group are going to clean the site and bring it back into operation as a brand new skip yard.

The site, which used to recycle for the likes of Airbus, was originally Spotmix Ltd for a number of years until a fire last year. Images show the poor state of the site currently and a massive cleanup and new build operation will begin in the Spring of this year.

Thomas Mee said “This site is in a real poor state currently and has become a dumping ground in Bootle. We are keen to get started as soon as possible and clear the tons and tons of rubbish and fire damaged building debris. Bringing this two acre site back into operation is a key project for the group this year. North Liverpool’s regeneration is key to the city moving forward and we are proud to be a part of this.”

Works are due to commence in March of this year and it is anticipated that it will be fully operational within a six month period.

Residents vented their fury after the fire which sent thick black smoke across the town. A section of Hawthorne Road was closed during the fire. Mr Mee added: “The site was used as a waste processing plant prior to its closure and as such not only contained the waste associated with fire damage but also every category of household waste. 

There are literally hundreds of tons of infested waste to be removed which had been made worse by ‘fly tipping’ during the sites closure. The exercise of cleaning up this site will be managed in a manner which causes the least public disturbance and has the net effect of improving the local environment. The ‘clean up’ procedure is scheduled to begin in March of this year and although it will be a relatively lengthy procedure to completion. The objective is to make a marked improvement at the earliest point possible.”