Beetham Tower (also referred to as the Hilton Tower) is a landmark 47-storey mixed use skyscraper in Manchester city centre, England. Completed in 2006, it is named after the developers, Beetham Organization, was designed by Ian Simpson, and built by Carillion. At a height of 168 metres (551 ft), it is the tallest skyscraper in Manchester, it overtook the CIS Solar Tower in 2006. In addition, the Beetham Tower is the tallest building in the United Kingdom outside of London, and overall the eighth-tallest building in the UK. The skyscraper is visible from 10 English counties on a clear day and is the tallest residential building in the country.