Under the NEC3 ECSC can the completion date be brought forward ie earlier than the completion date?

Can the completion date on the ECSC engineering construction short contract come in? The employer assess Completion date therefore I suspect he can extend it and if contractor shows a completion date earlier he the employer can then accept this new date?

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Rhodri, Cl. 62.1 and 63.4 both refer to “delays” to the Completion Date or Completion when assessing compensation events rather than changes to Completion and therefore by their wording do not cater for compensation events that reduce the duration of the works or accelerate it. I’d suggest that the parties would need to have a separate memorandum of agreement if they wish to contractually agree to an earlier completion date.