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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Property giant British Land and architect and TV presenter George Clarke are among the latest to sign up to AJ’s reuse campaign
The RICS has echoed one of the demands of the AJ RetroFirst campaign by urging new chancellor Rishi Sunak to slash VAT on refurbishment work to 5 per cent
Developers U+I, Capital & Centric, FORE and Trilogy Real Estate have all thrown their weight behind the campaign for reuse of existing buildings
In the third of the AJ’s three-point RetroFirst campaign demands, Will Hurst explains how the government could fundamentally change its approach to property development
Preserving and adapting existing buildings as championed by AJ’s RetroFirst campaign is ‘really important’, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has said
The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission has highlighted the AJ’s RetroFirst campaign and its call to use VAT to level the playing field between new-build and renovation
Tributes paid to Robert Maxwell (1922-2020)Subscription
Figures on both sides of the Atlantic have paid tribute to academic and architect Bob Maxwell, who has died at the age of 97
Norman Foster has backed plans to hold an architectural competition for a new House of Lords chamber outside London
The AJ’s Retrofirst campaign now boasts 129 signatories, with John McAslan + Partners, Piercy & Co and ShedKM among the latest backers
What will be making headlines in 2020?Subscription
The AJ team predicts the biggest issues in architecture that could make the headlines over the next 12 months