Peel has revealed plans for Liverpool’s tallest tower.

Peel, which is also behind the £10bn Liverpool Waters and Wirral Waters schemes, is planning to build the North West’s tallest building fronting the River Mersey with the development of a 60 storey tower.

The tower, to be known as ‘Shanghai Tower’ will be built in Liverpool’s Princes Half Tide Dock as part of one of the biggest regeneration schemes in the UK.

Peel plans that both the waterfronts will rival cities such as Dubai, Vancouver, New York and Shanghai.

The 60 storey tower will be designed by one of a shortlist of four architects - AFL, Broadway Malyan, Chapman Taylor and Benoy - who will be selected following a competition.

The tower will form part of a 1m sq ft scheme and will include a five star hotel, leisure and retail.

The Shanghai Tower name came from a visit to China by Peel’s development director Lindsey Ashworth, and chairman John Whittaker.