INSIDE a landmark Keighley building as you've never seen it before.

This first photo shows the interior of the former Victoria Hotel, when it was stripped-out for its £1 million transformation into commercial units and flats.

Developers say work on the scheme – which will feature four ground-floor business premises, with apartments above – is progressing well, despite the discovery of some "significant" structural issues.

"Whilst stripping the floors and ceilings the builders discovered that a number of the internal beams and steels weren't even connected – making them wonder how the building was still standing!" said Helena Dowsland, marketing consultant for the project. "But following the appointment of a structural engineer and investment in more steelwork, the issues have been rectified and it should only delay progress by a month."

Four businesses are already lined-up to occupy the units – an artisan bakery, a beauty salon, a bar with micro-brewery and a well-established independent retailer.

A number of the flats on the first and second floors will be holiday lets and to promote the area to visitors, locally-based Worth Valley Developments – which now owns the Cavendish Street building – has launched a video shot using a drone.

Welcome to Keighley showcases attractions in the town and across the surrounding area.

Drone videographers John Bell and Kyle Riley, of Fletchers Stationery, were sponsored to produce the film.

"As locals we all know of the amazing landscapes and buildings in and around Keighley but we wanted a way to show these off to the wider community," said Helena.

"When we saw a Visit Bradford video we realised that we could do something similar.

"With incorporating the holiday lets into the renovation scheme, Worth Valley Developments is keen to promote the town to holidaymakers, walkers, cyclists and backpackers.

"The team started planning for the film by drawing-up a list of local landmarks and views – and quickly realised it was onto a winner as the list got longer! John and Kyle had their work cut out visiting all the locations and we struggled to keep the video to under five minutes."

Locations featured in the footage include Oakworth Station – famous for its starring role in the classic 1970 movie The Railway Children – Hewenden Viaduct, Keighley Library, St John’s Church at Ingrow, Penistone Hill Country Park, Bronte Waterfalls, Sutton Pinnacle and Haworth Main Street.

The video can be viewed on The Victoria Keighley YouTube channel – at – and via social media accounts, @thevictoriakeighley.

But Helena adds: "This is not the final version. Whilst the Victoria is hidden behind scaffolding and hoarding it isn’t as photogenic as we would like, so John and Kyle will be back to re-shoot Cavendish Street and East Parade later in the summer."

In addition to the drone production, a local videographer – Scott Coulthard – has been appointed to document the progress of the project.

During its heyday, the ten-bedroom Victoria Hotel was hugely popular with visitors to the town.

The present premises are believed to have been built by a Mr Horner, who was born at East Morton in around 1838. The veterinary surgeon – who had a practice at Shipley – died on January 30, 1900, after falling off his horse.

The building has been disused for a number of years and there were countless calls for action as its condition continued to deteriorate. Various proposals were put forward, but never came to anything.

Its redevelopment has been widely welcomed by community figures.

Former Keighley Central councillor and ex-Lord Mayor of Bradford Khadim Hussain, who stood down from the council last month after representing the ward since 2004, had long called for action to bring the site back into use.

"It's a prominent building in the heart of the town and this scheme is really positive news for Keighley," he said.

"Credit should go to the company involved."