The opening of Capel Manor's farm in Crystal Palace Park is likely to be delayed until January.

Steve Dowbiggin, chief executive of Capel Manor College, said most of the animals had been rehoused to the teaching farm but admitted the main building was not yet finished.

"The refurbishment is going well but is slightly behind due to asbestos and problems with foot and moth, which restricted the transport of animals to the site," he said. "We plan to open to the public in the new year. "