Can a Contractor request partial handover of a scheme due to a CE pushing completion date to after Christmas holiday period. The completion date was officially 28th Dec. I had stated in a pre-start meeting that we would complete on 23rd Dec due to holidays. I have raised an early warning that the electricity provider cannot connect the site before Christmas holidays which is not our responsibility as Client has organised this. This has led to a CE and a time delay. My issue is that we are working on a high risk site in terms of vandalism/ theft etc. Due to the CE can I request partial handover to protect the contractor. The client has stated the they will not accept responsibility of site until all works are complete but the CE is putting Hugh risk on the contractor.
Any info would be appreciated.