UK too sets out to get its tallest tower! With all mega cities from different countries striving to pull up ‘the tallest building’, Liverpool too joins the league. Majestically named, the King Edward Tower is £130m skyscraper planned for Liverpool’s waterfront and will contain the highest living space in the UK. The structure will soar up to 54 storeys and 170 meters into the Merseyside skyline. It will comprise of 412 apartments, 25,000 sq ft of commercial office space and a combination of 7,500 sq ft retail and leisure space. The penthouse apartments on the 54th floor will become the highest living spaces in the UK, stealing the title from Manchester’s Beetham Tower which is 48 storeys high with its upper level reaching 157 meters to roof level. The tower will also feature a 6,000 sq ft rooftop bar/ restaurant that will have an express lift from the ground floor, up to the where the bar/ restaurant will have a spectacular view around all of Liverpool, the North West and North Wales.
Work will start in mid-2008 and hopefully be completed in three years time. Good Luck!