Alison Thompson, who chairs the Hampshire Branch of Emmaus, said they were confident of being more successful.
The charity would be recruiting a fund-raising director to find the necessary cash.Mrs Thompson
said that Emmaus
, which is a global organisation, had already opened 11 similar sites in and hoped to open the Winchester scheme in autumn, 2007.
"We hope many people will feel as we do, that the concept of rebuilding lives by selling recycled goods within an environmentally sustainable building is very exciting" said Mrs Thompson