A planning condition for an expansion asked for Cycle storage provision. The contract drawings do not show the specification of the provision, but pre-contract during tender, the employer requested for 24 covered stands and the contractor included £5800 for this within the contract sum in the activity schedule (Option A).
During contract and before installation, the Employer chose to down grade the provision to a much smaller scooter pod which received planning consent to vary. The Contractor provided this instead. The cost of the scooter pod versus the 24 cycle shelter was a lot less. Is it therefore possible by compensation event to seek a cost saving to this item?