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Derry waste site Maydown Enviropac put on market by administrator

By John Mulgrew

A major 32-acre site once owned by a Londonderry waste management firm which entered administration has gone on the market.

Maydown Enviroparc located outside the city on Electra Road had been owned by waste firm Brickkiln.

But the firm entered administration last month with the loss of more than 50 jobs. Administrators Keenan Corporate Finance were then appointed to deal with the company's assets and business.

The site comprises of around 32 acres of green field within the industrial zoning plan, and borders other industrial facilities.

It's being sold off along with its plant and on-site machinery, but the offer price of the area has not been revealed.

Brickkiln also had its licence for waste management at Maydown suspended by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA).

According to an advertisement for the site, that licence remains suspended.

Brickkiln had dealt with a number of public, private and commercial customers, and operated licenses to deal with in excess of 150,000 tons of waste each year.

The firm also owned and operated its head office and primary site on Heather Road.

It was also reported Brickkiln had been involved in a dispute with Derry City and Strabane District Councils, regarding payment for contracts.

And just last month around 50 firefighters and 10 appliances tackled a massive fire at the Heather Road site.

The business recycles paper and card, with the fire starting in a large shed used to shred the material. It's understood one firefighter was injured in the blaze.

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