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Kajima Partnerships Ltd, which is based in London, provides project development and property investment services. Their main focus is the development of buildings for the public and private sectors. When engaging in a project, their aim is to deliver high quality and sustainable structures that fit the client's needs. Kajima Partnerships Ltd can take a project from the earliest stages and assist in the location research, acquisition, and all the way through to the finished building. There are project management professionals on hand throughout the whole process to ensure things are delivered on time and to the specification. Kajima Partnerships Ltd pride themselves on their ability to apply creative thinking to projects, to ensure the maximum benefit is yielded from the completed project. In 2006 Kajima Partnerships Ltd completed a project in Darlington (North East England) to combine and enhance the accommodation for secondary and primary school provision. In addition to this combination, there were various building extensions and enhancements put in place to provide suitable accommodation for prospective students who were disadvantaged either by disability or learning difficulty. This school was awarded at the 2007 Public Private Finance Awards, based upon the exceptional level of design. This building has been a fantastic success, not only being able to provide the educational facilities that are required, but also to provide the surrounding community with space and services that build on the community spirit that is present. This building was also shortlisted for the Civic Trust Award in 2007.