Render of how the tower is expected to look when completed.
|Use||Residential, hotel and car parking|
|Roof||188 m (617 ft)|
The Piccadilly Tower (also known as Eastgate and previously known as Inacity Tower) is a major development designed by Woods Bagot which is currently undergoing site preparation in Manchester city centre, England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Woods Bagot is a global studio specialising in design and consulting that operates across four regions Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe Woods Bagot is a global studio specialising in design and consulting that operates across four regions Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Europe Manchester City Centre is the Central business district of both Manchester and Greater Manchester, in North West England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The development will provide a 58-storey skyscraper with a height of 188 m (617 ft). A skyscraper is a tall continuously habitable Building. There is no official definition or a precise cutoff height above which a building may clearly be classified as a skyscraper  When complete the building will become the tallest building in Manchester and the tallest building in the UK outside of London (a title currently held by Beetham Tower Manchester but likely to be inherited by Lumiere in Leeds). This list of the tallest buildings and structures in Manchester ranks Skyscrapers structures and Towers in the City of Manchester, England by height London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The Beetham Tower is a landmark 47-storey Skyscraper in Manchester, England. Lumiere is a mixed-use Skyscraper development that is currently on hold whilst under construction in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
The tower will provide 420 residential units and a 220 bed hotel, as well as a fitness centre, conference facilities, restaurants and bars.  New public walkways will be constructed along the Ashton Canal, which is adjacent to the site. The Ashton Canal is a Canal built in Greater Manchester in Northern England.  A car park will be constructed in the three underground floors, with 349 residential spaces and 400 spaces in a NCP car park. National Car Parks (NCP is the United Kingdom ’s largest private Car park operator with over 200000 spaces across more than 700 locations There will also be a 17-storey "East build" section at the side of the main tower, with retail/commercial/residential occupancy on floors -2 through to 1, and residential units on floors 2 through 17. 
The site was previously an NCP car park on a railway viaduct located to the rear of Piccadilly Station between Store Street and Ducie Street. Manchester Piccadilly station, known locally as just Piccadilly, is the principal railway station of Manchester in England. It was purchased by Inacity for £14 million in 2003.  The proposal for the building was submitted by Inacity in 2004 and was approved one year later, in March 2005.  The total cost of the development is expected to be £220 million. 
The project was originally a joint venture between Inacity and Merepark, but the venture has since been sold to Irish property developers Ballymore, with Inacity retaining a small share. This will be Ballymore's first development in the Manchester area.  The top four floors of the building will be occupied by Wayne Mellor, the chairman of Inacity. 
Groundwork for the tower started in January 2008, and is expected to be completed in August 2008. The work consists of demolishing the 8 m tall arches currently occupying the site, the redirection of a sewer passing through the site, and the construction of a 19 m deep concrete retaining wall to the north, where the site is adjacent to a canal. 
The site for Piccadilly Tower in February 2008
The site of Piccadilly Tower in April 2008
Proposed height of the completed Piccadilly Tower, compared to the height of other existing and approved tall buildings in Manchester.