Contractor the Kajima Corporation has started work on site in Darlington, County Durham, on a £34.9m "education village". Designed by architect RyderHKS, the campus is to be built at Haughton community school. It is the first facility in the country to embrace primary, secondary and special education under PFI
. The scheme, which will provide for the education of 1400 children, will bring together five schools. The primary school component of the scheme is due to open in September next year. Civil and structural engineer is Cundall Johnston and Partners, M&E, engineer is Desco, landscape architect is Anthony Walker and Partners.