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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Anna Liu has described the Bloomberg building’s Stirling Prize victory as a ‘disastrous result’ which could yet be turned into a positive if client and architect shared details of its innovative features
The UK cannot build its way to a low-carbon future and instead must pursue ‘deep retrofitting’ of existing homes to meet 2050 climate targets, according to a new study
London’s skyline has been captured in what’s been billed as the world’s first Gigapixel time-lapse panorama
The chief executive of the UK Green Building Council has responded to today’s dramatic IPCC report by issuing a call to arms to firms working in the built environment
The cost of the Upper Orwell Crossings, won by Foster + Partners following a highly controversial RIBA competition, has jumped by more than 40 per cent to £139 million, the local council has admitted
The government’s solution to the housing crisis may be flawed, due to an oversimplified focus on boosting supply and a fall in the rate of household formation, new research suggests
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