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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Build with wood and save the planet, says report Subscription
Building a new generation of timber buildings, including skyscrapers, would help the UK meet the goals of the Paris climate change agreement, a new report by the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering claims
Sadiq Khan’s financial argument for backing the Garden Bridge during his first year as London mayor has been ridiculed after it emerged that Transport for London (TfL) had described its £20 million loan to the charity developing the scheme as a ‘gift’
Preparations to pay the charity behind the Garden Bridge project its final multi-million pound chunk of public money should be suspended, the shadow transport secretary has said
London’s mayor is happy to talk tough about the Garden Bridge scandal when it costs him nothing – just don’t expect him to say anything about TfL and its accountability, writes Will Hurst
The AJ can reveal full details of the email that RIBA presidential candidate Elsie Owusu has claimed was a ‘death threat’ against her
The trustees of the Garden Bridge Trust may have breached their legal duties to act with reasonable skill and care, in the opinion of a leading QC
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has backed calls for a new Parliamentary or National Audit Office probe into the millions of pounds of UK taxpayers’ money spent on the Garden Bridge.
Future Retail Destinations charrette: reimagining the retail parkVideoSubscription
The AJ/Crown Estate charrette asked six practices to reimagine an out-of-town retail park for 2030 and beyond – here are the results. Photography and film by Jim Stephenson
The Garden Bridge Trust raised less than £4 million in donations in the year before the controversial £200 million project was scrapped, despite spending almost four times this amount on ‘pre-construction costs’
Sadiq Khan, the RIBA and the Creative Industries Federation have added their voices to calls for the government to protect recruitment of foreign talent