A church in Kowloon City that has a student following will renovate a nearby stone-house cluster in Junction Road, Lok Fu, as a youth hub featuring an old Hong Kong-style cafe. Young volunteers from the 5,000-strong congregation of Wing Kwong Pentecostal Holiness Church in Lok Fu were ready to contribute to the project, said the Reverend Helen Chan Chi-wan, pastor of the church. 'We want the site to be a gathering place for students in the area,' Chan said. 'We have also contacted heads of more than 10 schools in the district, who all showed interest in our project.' According to the church's proposal, three of the five granite houses will be converted into an old-style cafe selling toast, local-style pastries and tea. The place, which will provide job opportunities for young people, will charge between HK$25 and HK$80 for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The church had interviewed past residents of the cluster and found that the site had had different uses over time including stone workshops, film studios and cafes, and that churches were active in the area, Chan said. The present five blocks were the remains of tenement buildings built by the Japanese in 1941 during their occupation of Hong Kong. The planned cafe, which will accommodate about 60 customers, is expected to generate about 60 per cent of the income of the project's managing body, Wing Kwong So-Care, with the rest coming from running day courses on the history of Kowloon City. Wing Kwong So-Care will also earn revenue by running twice-yearly history-themed tours locally and to the mainland, Singapore and Malaysia. The church is allowed to build a one-storey function room of about 1,000 square feet on an open space in the stone-house cluster, no taller than the present houses. The open area will be landscaped with a labyrinth - a floor pattern typical of churches which Wing Kwong says existed on the site in 1964. At weekends the space will become an open-air theatre with performances by church volunteers.