Gilling Dod Architects is the main practice working on the Princess Alexandra Hospital

CF Moller has been appointed to run the rule over designs on behalf of the NHS trust in charge of delivering an Essex hospital being redeveloped in the first wave of the government’s hospital building programme.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital (pictured) in Harlow is one of six that was awarded a share of £2.7bn in November 2019 – as part of a decade-long initiative.

Princess Alexandra Hospital

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS trust said it has brought in CF Moller to critique plans for the project.

Michael Meredith, director of strategy and estates at the trust, told Building Design it had drafted in CF Moller to work with the original team and “act as a second eye and critical friend”.

Chorley-based practice Gilling Dod Architects is the main architect on the project.

Meanwhile, the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said it has brought in Bryden Wood to advise on modern methods of construction.

Meredith said: “We are building a hospital for the future and are focused on ensuring we have the best advice, specialist knowledge and skills to create a building that will meet the needs of our patients and our people.”

The government wants modern methods of construction to be used with the health department working on a guide for the design and construction of hospitals.