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


My love of building started as a young child and I completed my first brick built house in my parent’s garden aged eleven. Even then it was pretty clear what industry I was headed for. I went to Loughborough Uni and got my master’s in Civil Engineering and Building in 1994.  Since then I’ve qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Chartered Structural Engineer. I have worked at a number of places (Jacobs, Whitby Bird and Civic Engineers) before setting up Studio One in 2012.  The business has really taken off and I’m enjoying working on a range of projects in various sectors including domestic, residential, rail, commercial, leisure, industrial and event engineering.

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.

Jonathan McArdle


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.

David Shodeke

Senior Engineer

My passion for structural engineering was inspired by a documentary on the concept of constructing a transatlantic tunnel from London to New York. I developed an enthusiasm for problem solving and attended The University of Salford to study Civil Engineering. Since graduating in 2015, I have worked on a variety of projects ranging including the UK’s first low carbon urban neighbourhood, bespoke art sculptures, railway structures, residential towers, and commercial projects. At Studio One I am enjoying the freedom to be creative in my work while pushing the boundaries of sustainable design.


Subir Gupta


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 which I completed in 2016. I worked for a steel manufacturer before moving to Studio One in Summer 2019 to cultivate my engineering skills and pursue chartership. I enjoy the everyday challenges of working in a fast-paced environment on a diverse array of projects, and nurturing my creative side with scheme/concept design.


Stavros Samlidis


Stavros is a graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, where he studied for an MSc Structural Engineering and a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering.

Karolina Brown


After graduating from the University of Manchester in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering I joined a local engineering consultancy. However, after only one and a half years behind the desk, I decided to get my hands dirty and jump into the magical world of property development. Two and half years (and one baby) later I happily reintroduced engineering design into my life and started working part-time at Studio One alongside my other commitments as an amateur property developer and a beginner mum.


Andrew Hart

Senior Technician

Enthusiastic. Check. Cheerful. Check. PGDip in BIM & Integrated Design. Check. Andy is a Senior BIM/CAD Technician and BIM Manager with over 20 years experience. Andy uses his engineering knowledge to develop design and details from concept through to construction, ensuring they are buildable, and presents technical complexity in clear graphical form. And then there is real ale, Star Wars and Iron Maiden.