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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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
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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
Alan Jones, who stood down in March over allegations linked to an extramarital affair, has returned to his post after giving a ‘sincere and unqualified apology’ to members
A prominent umbrella group for the built environment professions, chaired by former RIBA president Stephen Hodder, has cautioned the government against taking action which would prohibit the use of timber as a structural material in buildings
Three of the instigators of Architects Declare – Steve Tompkins of Haworth Tompkins, Michael Pawlyn of Exploration Architecture, and Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield – discuss the movement’s progress and its plans to become far more vocal in a Q&A with Will Hurst
Britain’s battered post-Covid economy could be rebooted through a major retrofit programme which would slash emissions and create jobs, the Coalition for the Energy Efficiceny of Buildings (CEEB) has said
The government should launch an ambitious retrofitting programme to spur the UK’s recovery from coronavirus, industry organisations have said