A NEW Toyota dealership is set to open in Christchurch.

Hendy Group says the showroom in Stony Lane will be ready this month.

Chief operating officer Simon Bottomley said: “This is an important new dealership for us and reinforces our commitment to east Dorset.

“We already operate successful Toyota dealerships in Bournemouth and Salisbury and we are delighted that Toyota is keen for us to expand our offering in the south and that customers in the Christchurch area will have a brand new dealership closer to home.”

There will be room for five new cars in the showroom as well as used cars, servicing and MOT facilities.

Four new sales jobs have already been created and Hendy is recruiting a technician.

Mr Bottomley said: “This is an exciting time for Toyota in Dorset and we are looking forward to bringing Toyota to a wider audience offering the premium Hendy service.”