Hereford & Worcester

£5m car parts factory to be built on fire-hit Lawrence Recycling site

Lawrence fire demolition
Image caption The former recycling depot was demolished after it was hit by a fire in June last year

A £5m car parts factory is to be built on the former site of a Kidderminster recycling plant.

The Lawrence Recycling depot was destroyed in a blaze which took six weeks to extinguish after it broke out in June last year.

Wyre Forest District Council said multinational firm Amtek International would build and develop the new facility on the site.

The council said it expected 100 jobs to be created at the new factory.

Worcestershire County Council said it worked with Wyre Forest to secure the "significant investment" from the company, part of India-based Amtek Auto Group.

The authorities said they expected work to convert vacant buildings would begin later in the summer, with production commencing before the end of the year.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was caused by spontaneous combustion as a result of heat generated during waste processing.

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