Construction & Engineering Update – Spring 2017

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    Know Your Site – Newts, Bats, Knotweed and Unexpected Site Conditions

    Welcome to our update for Spring 2017.

    With the increasing demand for housing in the UK and limited space on which to build, we have seen an increase in the remediation and development of brownfield sites. In turn, this could be the reason why we have seen an increase in publicity surrounding the great crested newt, bats and Japanese Knotweed.

    These are severe issues for a project should these plants or wildlife be discovered on a construction site. This is why developers and contractors need to carefully consider how their construction contracts deal with the risk allocation of unexpected site conditions.