Blandford has a population of 9,190 people and is located within 30 minutes drive of the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation and has around 4,200 people working in the town. 

There are approximately 370 firms, excluding self-employed (figures from 2009).

The town is the administrative centre of North Dorset and provides a wide range of shopping, health, education and sporting facilities.


Blandford is well positioned at the junction of the A350, linking the port of Poole with the M4 to the north, and the A354 Salisbury to Dorchester road.

Commercial land

Between 1994-2010, 3.3 hectares of industrial land has been developed in Blandford. The total area of land with permission and allocated in the local plans is 9.1 hectares.