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 new report by the London Assembly has accused former mayor Boris Johnson, Transport for London (TfL) and the Garden Bridge Trust of a ‘reckless’ use of public money, heaping pressure on Parliament to investigate
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry has condemned what she called an ‘apparently callous disregard for safety’ in the construction of the world’s largest airport
So many died during construction of the new $12bn Istanbul Airport that workers dubbed it ‘the cemetery’. A joint investigation by Construction News and the AJ explores the causes and the reaction of the scheme’s UK-based architects
Big industry names back AJ’s RetroFirst campaignSubscription
The RIBA, UK Green Building Council and TCPA among the latest signatories to come on board
Amid the escalating climate crisis, Will Hurst introduces the AJ’s campaign to prioritise retrofitting existing buildings over demolition and rebuild
Garden Bridge legal bid targets Boris JohnsonSubscription
Prime minister Boris Johnson and others who oversaw the ‘gross waste’ of £43 million of public money on London’s Garden Bridge could face legal action after an audacious attempt to hold those responsible to account cleared its first hurdle
Achieving a low-carbon sustainable construction industry means ending tax penalties on retrofit as a matter of urgency, says Will Hurst
Plans to demolish a Grimshaw-designed 1980s Homebase superstore as part of a major new housing scheme have been criticised by the practice’s new chairman
A new weekly evening cultural event at 66 Portland Place will bring ‘new life and energy into the iconic building in Portland Place’, according to its creator
Ben Derbyshire has joined the UKGBC in urging architects to join planned industrial action on 20 September