Im Howard, and I live just out of Burnley on the Leeds & Liverpool canal
What type of shots are you after ? Filming around the Miter area would be more do-able than around the Warf area with it being more built up and the Manchester road bridge.
I don’t have any footage of that area and I would suggest that any filming would need to be done early morning.
We would also need to look at permissions to fly in that area
As for the old Empire again it would need to be early morning and again we would need to seek permissions etc. (though I would love to fly inside there to get footage of the architecture.)
I do have insurance and able to do full risk assessments though I DO NOT HAVE my PfCO however I have also done some contributions for English heritage and Oxford university Hill Forts & Monuments survey.
If I can help you out I will
send me an email with your contact details and we can take it from there.
I have a MP2 and Air so should be able to match film specs with other footage as well.