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Multiplex pays triple for stadium steel


WEMBLEY STADIUM contractor Multiplex has paid at least three times the original price for steelwork on the project it emerged last week.

The roof, arch and bowl steelwork, originally priced at £60M, has cost a staggering £188M.

Disclosure of the huge sums came from Hollandia project director, Kees Van Rooijen, when he appeared last week as a witness in the Multiplex vs CBUK case in the Technology and Construction Court.

Hollandia replaced CBUK as steel contractor after it (CBUK) left the job (News last week).

'We basically weren't in favour of [taking on] the bowl and PPT [perimeter prismatic truss] because CBUK was [already] producing parts [of it] and taking over halfway would be difcult, ' said Van Rooijen.

He also commented that CBUK's original tender for the steelwork contract was much less that Hollandia's. 'The figure [CBUK's tender price] itself was low. But it's difficult [to compare prices] when you don't know what exclusions, inclusions or reservations apply. Our offer was high, ' he said.

The Multiplex steelwork shopping list

CBUK fixed price contract for erection of all steelwork, Sept 2002 to August 2004£60M

Hollandia cost plus contract Aug 2004 to April 2006 £95M

Hollandia fixed price contract April 2006 to completion:Engineering and erection of ppt and roof £10M

Moving roof contract £4.7M

Fixed roof contract £5M

Purchased items £3M

Variations £10M Total £187.7M

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