Case law: 1993 to 1999
Chestermount employed Balfour Beatty to construct an office building in the City; and the works concerned the shell, core and certain elements of the fit-out works. The form of contract between the parties was JCT 1980. By clause 2.2 of the contract, Chestermount could elect by a stated date to confine the contract to the shell and core works only. This option was duly exercised but the fit-out works were reinstated into the contract by variation order.