The building at Palatine road.
In the same year, the college was ranked in the top two percent of colleges in England for leavers success. Here are a selection of images from the 80s:
A cut throat scene from 'The Sweeney Tod Shock 'n' Roll Show' that was to be performed. Students and staff taking part in a 12 mile sponsored run in the aid of the international year of disabled people. Ian McKenzie shaking a cocktail. Road race ladies winner, Linda Banks. Two young men, and two students won an international prize for having the highest marks in any subject in the incorporated association of architects. Using computer interfacing equipment. From left: Lynne Wade, Bert Clough, Paul Spearman and Steve Walthew. Head of information technology John Thorpe using the logic analyser. From left: Jim McGuirk, John Thorpe, Paul Duxbury and John Coleman. John McGuiness experimenting with a TV aerial. Student Tony Pegg reading the X-ray of a weld. From left: Colin Harper and Terry Butler working inside a jukebox. Right: Julie Kerry showing students a video about marketing techniques. A Mammoth Aids education campaign. Left: Val Craske and health visitor Ann Thornton. Head of the food faculty, Geofrey Cowell, leading the 'conga' around Blackpool town. A group of art students in Amsterdam on a 5 day trip. Mr John Gray with 'A' level students. Left: Kevin Matthews, Deborah Band and Cilla Green. Students at North Station. A student being taught the art of joinery. A student doing plumbing. A student learning how to use a sewing machine. A group of art students on an art trip to France.