One of the tenants was going to be a company that does testing on animals.
Over the Christmas period, members of the radical Animal Liberation Front (DBF) visited the homes of a number of the development company's directors, confronting them and spraying their homes with slogans such as:
"Stop Sciencelink, Stop Animal Testing", and the more threatening "This time it's just paint. Next time we won't be so friendly. See you in the new year".
The company, Van der Looy Project Management, has now pulled out of the development, saying the opposition has become "threatening and unacceptable".