SHAP are a major force in combating homelessness, poverty and disadvantage. SHAP’s latest ambition is to redevelop a housing plot on Earle Road in Wavertree, Liverpool to provide workshop and retail space for their charitable furniture recycling activities and supported accommodation with training and employment opportunities for homeless people in the living space above the shops. The upper floor is accesed via an external courtyard and rear sculptural staircase, allowing the footprint of the ground floor to be uninterupted. The design of this £1.16m scheme is sensitive and resourceful. It transforms a disused, unloved and badly damaged building by retaining the external envelope and rebuilding internal floors and the roof to create a home for very positive uses.