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Portrait of Robert Turner
Areas of expertise: Construction and infrastructure


Robert is a consultant in the construction and infrastructure team with more than 30 years’ experience. He has an extensive track record in working on high value, complex construction and infrastructure projects.  

He advises on building and engineering contracts, development agreements, public/private partnership agreements, operation and maintenance contracts, FM contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties and other ancillary documents. Robert has worked in a variety of sectors including housing, health, transport, education, energy, retail, defence and leisure. His clients have included project sponsors, developers, lenders, contractors and procuring authorities, and he has advised on projects in a number of jurisdictions including the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, China, Kazakhstan and Ghana.

Robert has particular experience of advising on domestic and international public/private partnerships (PPP), including PPP projects for highways (including bridges and tunnel projects), hospitals, schools, military accommodation and housing projects.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising the project company on the procurement of significant fire safety works in relation to a housing PFI project, including negotiating building contracts and consultancy appointments and obtaining consents from the procuring authority and lenders.
  • Advising the project company of an extra-care PFI project in relation to the procurement of reinstatement works following a major fire at one of its sites and the procurement of fire safety works at its other sites.
  • Advising a registered provider on a series of NEC-based term service contracts for the servicing, testing and repair of various building services across a portfolio of properties.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP