Altitude London events go ahead despite venue attack
11-Nov-10by Annie Byrne
Westminster-based event space Altitude London has issued a statement to assure clients the National Union of Students (NUS) demonstrations, which saw a group attempt to break into the venue’s opposite building yesterday, will not disrupt any events scheduled for today onwards. “The actions of the splinter group of students who deviated from the set route to break into Millbank Tower took us all completely by surprise,” says MD of Altitude London, John Lowther. “Millbank Tower may be next door to Conservative headquarters, but it is also home to several other apolitical organisations such as us. We would like to assure our clients that, from tomorrow onwards, it will be very much business as usual.”The NUS said around 50,000 people joined the demonstration, which saw windows being smashed and fires lit over tuition fees. Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken out about the disruption, which led to 35 arrests and 14 injuries. In related news, Altitude London is set to launch its new event space on the 28th floor, Altitude 360 Black, on the 24 November. The new space will nearly double the venue’s event capacity with the ability to hold events for up to 600 people.