skip to content | Accessibility Information

Master of Architecture

Sam Morris

Turning empty houses into homes

SHAPE  (Self Help Action Property Enterprise)  is a new empty homes charity for Greater Manchester.

SHAPE will  facilitate  the engagement of  local actors, many of whom are in housing need, to renovate empty and/or derelict properties. The programme has volunteers at the heart of its work – providing training and experience for the long term unemployed, ex-offenders and other people disadvantaged in the employment market. As members of the newly formed self-help charity, the volunteers and their families will typically go on to tenant one of the homes they have worked on at an affordable rate.

The first intervention features eight derelict homes which will be renovated as part of a design brief that realises a base for the charity. Critical to the SHAPE ambition is a self-build narrative that is present throughout the project.

Sam Morris

Sam Morris

Sam Morris

Sam Morris

Sam Morris

Sam Morris

Sam Morris
Sam Morris
Sam Morris
Sam Morris
Sam Morris
Sam Morris

Tags: Concrete, Construction, Empty Homes, Modular, Renovation, Self Build, Self Help, Timber

Next Profile >

MMU Manchester School of Art MSA