A time capsule intended to be discovered by young people of future generations has been buried at the site of a new multi-million pound youth centre in Bradford.

A group of young people, who have been involved with the Culture Fusion centre in Thornton Road since the development began, put treasured mementoes of their time with the project into the metal box, which has been buried at the building’s entrance.

It contains a photograph album and postcards featuring images of Bradford, on which the young people have written their thoughts and feelings about the centre.

A plaque will be installed to mark the significance of the spot.

The £7.38 million Culture Fusion project, at a converted mill in Thornton Road, will include a rooftop events area, music and dance studios, a youth cafe, climbing wall, faith pod, elevated wildflower meadow and a gym.

It will offer free health and support services, personal advisers, training and education, and on evenings and weekends it will be a members-only, recreational facility.

When it opens later this year it will also provide a new base for organisations including the Bradford city centre Connexions Centre, the Information Shop for Young People and the Schools Linking Network.