Edward Colclough Senior Associate

Edward has experience advising on all stages of construction and engineering projects. He has acted for governmental bodies, institutional investors, joint ventures, private developers, contractors, consultants and subcontractors across a wide range of construction, engineering and infrastructure projects. 

Previously, Edward spent time working within the projects team at Transport for London in the run up to the delivery of the London 2012 Olympics.  

The Legal 500 UK 2019 lists Edward as a recommended construction lawyer.

Specialist expertise

Edward specialises in non-contentious work, advising on the structuring and procurement of projects to oversee successful delivery.  He is experienced in negotiating the standard forms of contract including the FIDIC, JCT, NEC, ICE, IchemE, RIBA and ACE suite of documents. He is also regularly involved in drafting and negotiating bespoke project documentation, frequently with an international dimension.

Edward has acted on large-scale mixed commercial/residential developments, hotel, university, student accommodation, sports stadia and hospital developments. He advises on all construction documentation and security documents, including bonds, direct agreements, collateral warranties, parent company guarantees and escrow agreements. 

Edward has an interest in the renewable energy sector, and has been involved with wind farm, tidal power, solar and anaerobic digestion projects.

Examples of Edward’s expertise include:

  • advising a Japanese conglomerate as the EPC contractor in relation to various wind farm projects throughout Europe;
  • advising a governmental body on the structuring and drafting of all project documentation for the procurement and delivery of a new-build university campus and student accommodation development. This included advising on the concession agreement, all related construction and project security documentation and ensuring the successful pass down of obligations from the concession agreement into the project documentation;    
  • advising on the drafting of PFI healthcare contracts and acting for a client in relation to disputes concerning the calculation of deficiency points under the project documentation;
  • representing a number of UK colleges and universities on major new-build and refurbishment developments together with all related infrastructure work;
  • advising specialist FM contractors on a series of long term maintenance contracts with the Ministry of Defence;
  • acting for an investment fund in the construction of the UK’s largest anaerobic digestion facility, drafting and negotiating the EPC Contract, operation & maintenance agreement, feedstock supply and offtake agreements. Structuring project documentation to meet ‘bankability’ requirements of funder. 

Other activities

Edward regularly presents on a range of construction topics providing seminars in-house to clients and for the RIBA and ICE CPD programs. Edward has also presented webinars for Building Magazine on the implications of Brexit on the construction industry. 

Edward’s memberships/positions include:

  • member of the King’s College Construction Law Association.