The Building Safety Act is the most transformative piece of legislation for the construction industry in over 20 years. While the Act imposes changes for the industry as a whole, the building control regime for higher-risk buildings are extensive.

In this video Edwin Coe’s Head of the Construction, Brenna Baye, discusses the new ‘gateway’ regime – in particular Gateways 2 and 3 – and the impact they have on procurement and construction contracts.

Brenna outlines how Gateway 2 is a stop/go point where building control approval from the Building Safety Regulator must be received before work starts, and how this change is leading to increased use of Pre-Construction Services Agreements.

Consideration is given to changes to a development made during the course of building works, with discussion regarding the impact on a construction contract of different types of variations to the development.

Finally, Brenna discuses Gateway 3 and the challenges developers and contractors face in determining what constitutes practical completion and who bares the risk if a completion certificate from the Building Safety Regulator is delayed or not received.

For further information regarding this topic, please contact Brenna Baye

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