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Housing giant in plan for Weavers’ Triangle
3:19pm Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
A LANDMARK former mill could become home to the Prince’s Trust and housing landlord Calico, the Lancashire Telegraph can reveal.
Plans for the Prince’s Trust to take up a prime spot in the historic Weavers’ Triangle were first unveiled by the Telegraph earlier this year.
But it has now emerged that the housing giant may be joining the charity within a redeveloped Sandygate Mill, off Trafalgar Street.
Proposals showcased during the heritage open weekend also showed how the nearby Slater’s Terrace, on the banks of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, could become prestige offices.
No planning application has been submitted for the main portion of the Weavers’ Triangle, which will see developers Barnfield Construction working in partnership with Burnley Council.
But a number of ideas are being discussed for the project, including a new Y-shaped footbridge over the canal, behind the new university technical college.
Work is ongoing to renovate and regenerate Sandygate Mill, which towers over the entrance to the cotton heartland.
Part of Townscape Heritage Initiative regeneration efforts within the Weavers’ Triangle, conservationists are currently in discussions with English Heritage over how much of the northern-lights weaving shed, at the mill, can be preserved.
Major vandalism and weather damage has seen the roof removed and a number of the supporting beams are showing evidence of corrision.
Earlier this year £4m was allocated to the Sandygate Mill and Slater’s Terrace works from the Growing Places Fund.