Havering Technical College needs more space, said Principal Mr. Frederick Janes last week.
The problem is fitting full-time and day release students into the available classroom and lecture room space in the building.
It has been highlighted this term, said Mr. Janes, by the fact there had been a ten percent increase in the number of students attending the college for this season.
“Main difficulties are overcrowding in the refectory and the fact that we have to use common rooms as classrooms during afternoon sessions,” said Mr. Janes.
“But the board of governors and the local authority are well aware of this problem and this is one of the main reasons behind the college extension planned in two years’ time.
A spokesman for Havering Council said the extensions to the existing building has already been approved by the education committee and would be on the existing building.
“They are to cost £518,000.” He said, “And are planned to be started in spring of 1970.”