THIS is a bird’s eye view of the restoration work being done in Burnley’s Weavers’ Triangle.

Standing in a crane 200 feet above the town, the Lancashire Telegraph was given the opportunity to view the transformation of the grade II listed Victoria Mill and Neptune House.

There was also the chance to see panoramic views of the Pennine countryside, the Leeds and Liverpool canal and Burnley town centre.

Work by Burnley Council is under way at Victoria Mill, in Trafalgar Street, which was built in 1855, and also on Neptune House, in Sandygate, which is thought to be the oldest building in the Weavers’ Triangle, built around 200 years ago.

The council and the Northwest Development Agency have put together a rescue package to repair and maintain the fabric of the listed buildings, which is the subject of £250million regeneration proposals.

The flagship scheme was shelved last year after the recession brought major property projects to a halt.

However, repair work began last week after council bosses feared that without immediate action the buildings would collapse.

Steve Rumbelow, chief executive at Burnley Council, said: “It was essential the council stepped in.”