Kajima Construction

NE Consult were appointed by Corderoy Contract Services Limited to act as interim regional commercial manager for Kajima Construction (Europe) UK Limited.

The appointment is thought to be one of the only examples of a senior management team taking a UK contracting business through to a managed closure. The role involved working with the building occupiers, SPVs, designers and subcontractors to close out all defect and subcontract liabilities on four PFI buildings – a school, a hospital wing, a city centre apartment development, and the Health and Safety Executive’s Headquarters.

Several multimillion pound subcontract packages were taken through to final account settlement including two adjudications. Several serious latent defect issues were managed including appointing experts to investigate cause and agree remedial works, identification of liable parties and recovery of losses.