People

Studio One Consulting Limited

The Studio One team is made up of highly qualified and experienced engineers and specialists who are passionate about buildings, the built environment, and maintaining a strong focus on environmental impact and protecting the natural environment.

Founded in 2012 when the turmoil of the recession presented an opportunity, Studio One aims to deliver civil and structural engineering excellence. Based in Manchester, the team work on a variety of projects in a wide range of sectors including residential, commercial, transport infrastructure and events.

Jason Pentreath

Director

My love of building started as a young child and I completed my first brick built house in my parent’s garden at the tender age of eleven.  Even then it was pretty clear what industry I was headed for.  To this end I went to Loughborough Uni and got my master’s in Civil & Structural Engineering way back in 1994.  Since then I’ve qualified as a chartered structural and chartered civil engineer.  I worked in a number of places (Jacobs, Whitby Bird and Civic Engineers) before setting up Studio One, my own consultancy firm, in 2012.  The business has really taken off and I’m enjoying working on a number of projects through many sectors such as domestic, large scale residential, rail and even the zoo!

Melony Pentreath

Commercial Director

Despite now being an accountant, I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History of European Art & Architecture from the University of Leicester in 1998.  Not knowing what to do next I set upon the path of becoming a chartered accountant, which I achieved in 2001.  I’ve worked for a number of firms, including Ernst & Young and KPMG, and now work as Commercial Director alongside Jason where I enjoy mixing the number side of things with something a little more creative.  It also allows me to fulfil my other role (my favourite) as mum of our three kids.

Jonathan McArdle

Senior Engineer

After graduating with a Masters in Structural Engineering with Architecture from The University of Manchester I spent 10 years at a structural and civil engineering consultancy in Manchester before joining Studio One in October 2018. I have a diverse portfolio of work from my experience and I especially enjoy working on listed structures.  My experience includes working on residential developments, schools, health centres, footbridges, public realm, railway structures and art structures to name but a few.

Klara Ludinova

Engineer

After finishing my Master’s degree in Civil & Structural Engineering at the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic in 2015, I moved to Manchester as there is no better place to start my engineering career than where the industrial revolution began. I joined Studio One in November 2015 and enjoy working on all the challenging, creative, fast pace as well long-term projects.

 

Subir Gupta

Graduate Engineer

I graduated from the University of Salford with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2012 and went back to acquire my Master’s degree in Structural Engineering in 2017. I worked for a steel manufacturer before moving to Studio One in Summer 2019 to amplify my skillset by working on a more diverse range of projects.

 

Andrew Hart

Senior Technician

I’m a Senior BIM/CAD Technician and BIM Manager with over 20 years experience. At Studio One I use my engineering knowledge to develop design and details from concept to construction ensuring they are buildable; I present technical complexity in clear graphical form.