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  • University District Development

    Phase 1 of the North West Cambridge Development comprised the development of a new district for the University of Cambridge on a 150 hectare site. The first phase of the development involved the delivery of: – Major infrastructure (roads, landscaping & public space and underground utility networks); – Common facilities (Community Centre, Primary School, Nursery, Supermarket and Retail Units); plus – Housing for University and College Staff, Post Graduate Students and Housing to Market.

    Blackrock Expert Services provided independent, technical and strategic project management advice and project progress monitoring in order to assist the University’s management team in minimising key project risks.

  • High-end Residential Accommodation

    Refurbishment of an eight-storey hotel into a high-end residential accommodation in a prime city centre location. The existing roof and level-eight structure were to be demolished, with two new steel framed timber floors added. As part of the scheme the facade was to be retained, and a live business on the ground floor was to remain unaffected throughout the project. Key issues included: steel design; unknown existing structural defects; and complex design issues.

    Blackrock Expert Services provided an independent expert opinion as to what extent mitigation measures implemented by the contractor contributed, or not, to the remediate project delay.

  • Residential Development

    Remediation works to fire and subsequently flood damaged residential development.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to advise on the costs which related to fire damage, the costs which related to flood damage, and the reasonableness of the costs incurred.

  • Mixed-use Development

    Refurbishment of a mixed-use development including a new central core refurbishment of 5 floors and construction of an additional floor, where the project experienced adverse ground conditions and partywall issues.

    Blackrock Expert Services advised on the contractor’s entitlement to an extension of time.


Projects from this location

  • Piping Refurbishment

    On-shore to off-shore piping refurbishment for tanker loading from an oil refinery, where the project experienced design issues.

    Blackrock Expert Services advised our client on how to construct its statement of case.

  • Underground Civils Works

    Construction of the main underground civils works to a pumped-storage power station, including intake pipework, power house complexes and mains access tunnels. Key issues included: NEC principle dispute on valuation methodology; challenge to adjudicator’s decisions; and disputed variations.

    Blackrock Expert Services was appointed to provide quantum independent expert witness services.

  • Airport Terminal & Links

    Construction of a new terminal and links to an existing airport, where the project was terminated.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to provide a claims analysis regarding which payments had been made and how much work had been completed by the contractor before suspension of the works.

  • Closed Cycle Power Plant

    Conversion of an open cycle power plant into closed cycle power plant by installing a steam turbine to work alongside the two existing gas turbines. Key issues included complex concurrency between an employer delay event and a contractor delay event, and uncertainty about the status of the works due to project being live and the works being underwater.

    Blackrock Expert Services provided a detailed review and critique of the opposing party’s expert report, as well as a time impact analysis of the project delays.

Projects from this location

  • Multi-purpose off-shore vessel

    Design and build of a multi-purpose off-shore construction vessel, where design and programme delays led to eventual termination of the contract by the employer.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to produce a critical path analysis and delay and quantum independent expert reports on the issues experienced during the project.

  • Power Station

    A large, greenfield, coal-fired power plant project.

    David Barry was appointed as part of a dispute Adjudication board (DAB); an impartial and independent panel appointed to give decisions on and settle disputes, throughout the course of the project.

Projects from this location

  • Mixed-use Skyscraper

    A multi-storey mixed-use development in the UAE, consisting of a complex of three towers, where the project was terminated following slow progress to the works.

    Blackrock Expert Services was appointed as both programming and quantum expert to investigate the delay to each of the contractual milestones, and the incurred costs.

  • On-shore Oil Tank Farm

    Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of an on-shore oil tank farm with associated pump station, substation, control and administration buildings, and truck loading facilities with a net capacity of 630,000m³, together with a jetty extending 1.5 km offshore including all topside facilities, mooring and loading platforms, marine loading arms (MLAs) and associated pipework and civils works. The works were also to include necessary soil investigations, pile testing, dredging and partial reclamation of the shore to accommodate jetty support facilities.

    Blackrock Expert Services was instructed to produce an independent expert report on the issues of: variations; extension of time; design changes; and delay.

  • International Airport

    Supply and installation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works to a major international airport, where key issues included: termination of the MEP subcontractor; disputed valuation of the works at termination; delay and disruption; and loss of office overheads.

    Blackrock Expert Services was appointed to produce a quantum independent expert report for an Arbitration hearing regarding termination of the project and valuation of the works.

  • Gas Liquefaction Plant

    A gas liquefaction plant where a dispute arose between the Main Contractor and one of their Subcontractors on a re-measurement contract.

    Blackrock Expert Services was required to ascertain the relevant, contemporaneous documentation, analyse multiple heads of claim, and comment on incorrect claimed values.

    Through a clear and concise expert report, and efficient and comprehensible responses under cross examination, the tribunal was able to make well-reasoned decisions and adopted the values and opinions put forward by Blackrock Expert Services.


Projects from this location

Projects from this location

Projects from this location