I should clarify when I say acceleration. Firstly the Subcontractor was denied access to site for a long period. The subcontractor submitted quotations for this, however the Contractor has not responded or accepted these. Subsequently the Contractor instructed a new Completion Date, however does this mean the Subcontractor Completion Date is not being accelerated as the Completion Date has not changed through acceptance of the initial CE’s for delayed access?
That being said, Clause 60.1(4) in the contract states 'The Contractor gives an instruction to stop or not to start any work or to accelerate the Subcontractor works to achieve Completion before the Subcontract Completion Date or to change a Key Date. ’ which is why the Subcontractor followed the CE process in this instance.