Temple Cox Nicholls Architects has won a job to design a £6.3 million extension to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. The Birmingham-based specialist in the healthcare sector was picked by the University Hospital Birmingham Trust as lead consultant and architect for the project. Construction started on site last week to dramatically increase a previously modest £800,000 extension into a major redevelopment. The building will house a new ear, nose and throat outpatient department and a new maxillofacial department, with three dental suites for facial repairs following plastic and general surgery. The top floor of the building will accommodate a new cardiac unit.