Altitude London's new managing director stresses business as usual

Altitude London has assured clients that none of its scheduled events will be affected after the Conservative party HQ, situated adjacent the event venue's Millbank Tower residence, was damaged by student rioting.

Altitude London's managing director stresses business as usual
Altitude London's managing director stresses business as usual

The full roster of events at Altitude's various event spaces are billed to go ahead as planned, despite news that yesterday's (10 November) student rioting could be "just the start".

The launch of Altitude 360 Black on the 28th floor of Millbank is set to proceed later this month, as planned.

"We would like to assure our clients that, from today (11 November) onwards, it will be very much business as usual," said Altitude London's new managing director John Lowther. "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.

"Millbank Tower may be next door to Conservative headquarters, but it is also home to several other apolitical organisations such as us."

Yesterday's student protests at Millbank descended into rioting, causing broken windows and injury to a female police officer and resulting in 35 arrests.

The protests were organised as an opposition to government plans to triple tuition fees and cut university teaching budgets by 40%.

A hard hat tour is still planned on 15 November, ahead of Altitude 360 Black's official opening on 24 November. The space will feature a black décor and black floor, in contrast to the minimalist white space of Altitude 360.

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