Former RIBA president is new Grenfell expert witness

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Paul Hyett replaces sacked ‘non-architect’

Architect Paul Hyett has been appointed as an expert witness to the Grenfell Inquiry.

The former RIBA president replaces John Priestley who was sacked in June after two days, when it emerged he was not registered with the Arb.

Hyett works in the London office of US practice HKS Architects as its UK sports director. The practice’s website also describes him as a “specialist in construction litigation and forensic investigation”. His projects include the Old Bailey and Liverpool’s new stadium as well as planning studies for the World Health Organisation in Kazakhstan.

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