Will Hurst is an award-winning journalist who has spent most of his career writing about architecture and construction. A news specialist with an expertise in investigative and campaigning journalism.
Hurst has written for national titles such as the Guardian, Times and Financial Times as well as for the trade press and has been interviewed about architecture on radio and TV. He was named both news reporter and feature writer of the year at the 2013 IBP awards for his work in exposing construction industry blacklisting.
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A major planning overhaul in England will allow ‘automatic’ planning permission for new homes, hospitals, schools, shops and offices
Lobby group Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) has written to Foster + Partners, calling on the firm to cease airport expansion work
A regeneration project on a brownfield site in Kent by architect BPTW has been named ‘winner of winners’ at this year’s Housing Design Awards
Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) has said it is gearing up to press all British architecture practices to stop airport expansion work
Government acknowledges AJ RetroFirst campaign Subscription
The government has given its initial response to the AJ’s RetroFirst campaign for re-use of existing buildings amid growing calls for a green recovery from Covid-19
Major housebuilder and investor Legal & General will make all its new housing stock operational net zero carbon by 2030, it has announced.
Architects Declare, the UKGBC and the RIBA have all responded with alarm to the Prime Minister’s ‘Build, Build, Build’ speech about the UK’s economic recovery today
RetroFirst campaign goes to governmentSubscription
With 250 individuals and organisations across the industry now backing RetroFirst, the AJ has written to government ministers calling for reforms in three key areas of construction: tax, policy and procurement
A new survey of AJ readers suggests most of the 900-plus practices which have signed up believe it has changed their business. But is this really the ‘paradigm shift’ the movement calls for?
Joanna Averley, a founding director of CABE and head of urban design at High Speed 2, has been named as the government’s first female chief planner