Your coverage of the CABE review of Birmingham’s new PFI hospital (27 August, page 13) is a distortion of the tone of its report.

The acute hospital is now said by CABE to be “a far more convincing project” that is “developing in a promising way”. CABE is “optimistic” that it can become a candidate for the prime minister’s Better Public Building award.

There is still much to be done, but CABE’s comments are very positive and encourage us to think we are getting there – in sharp contrast to their views on other projects.

Richard Saxon, Building Design Partnership, by email