A £7.7million development on a Dorset industrial estate is set to generate jobs on newly available land.

The work at Cobham Gate includes a warehouse, traffic junction and new roads.

It is the first development on the 28-acre site at Ferndown Industrial Estate, which has planning consent for 405,000sqft of new employment space.

As well as a 60,000sqft warehouse and a signalled junction, the work included new internal roads and landscaping.

The work has been carried out by Christchurch-based company Mildren Construction, on behalf of Glenbeigh Developments Ltd.

Mildren Construction building and design director Hugo Milner said: “This large scale project has been completed within a very tight programme and is an excellent reflection of the skill, ability and professionalism our clients have come to expect from our project team.”

A spokesman for Mildren Construction said the project was split into three phases.

“The first phase consisted of the construction of a new signalised junction and internal access road onto the site from the very busy Cobham Road, where road widening and service diversions were also required,” he said.

This new road provides a main thoroughfare through the centre of the site, creating access to several plots now available for development.

The spokesman said: “The second phase required full site infrastructure preparation, including earthworks facilitating the diversion of services and natural watercourse, and the construction of a site access/spine road.

“Incoming services, foul & surface water drainage and soft landscaping were also included in the works.”

The new warehouse, constructed for delivery company DPD, was completed last.

It consists of fully fitted offices, external storage facilities and car park areas.

Mildren Construction Ltd, a regional civil engineering and building contractor at Hurn, operates throughout the central south and has been trading for 29 years.

It carries out projects worth up to £10m for public and private clients, with around half its turnover typically coming from public works.

It turned over £38m last year but won more than £9m of new instructions in January 2017 alone.