Lee Leston-Jones

BEng PhD CEng MIStructE

Structural Partner

Manchester, United Kingdom
+44 (0)161 244 5660

Lee leads Cundall’s Structural Engineering team in Manchester

Lee leads the Structural Engineering team in the Manchester office where he has overall responsibility for technical, commercial and team management matters. He engages closely with clients to fully understand their project objectives and uses his understanding across all our disciplines to optimise the design process through the early coordination of engineering solutions. He is committed to rigorous option appraisals and value management to ensure that his clients' aspirations are achieved in an economic and sustainable manner. He also works closely with contractors to ensure the smooth transfer of design solutions throughout the construction process.

Lee has outstanding experience in leading teams on a range of new-build and refurbishment projects across the workplace, residential, retail, education and lifestyle sectors. He has successfully delivered a number of high profile national and international projects, and has particular expertise in the delivery of large scale and complex projects.

Lee is a visiting tutor at the Universities of Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle; in both the schools of Engineering and Architecture.

Outside work, Lee enjoys spending time with his young family and outdoor pursuits including walking, mountaineering, cycling and running. He is also an active volunteer member of Kinder Mountain Rescue Team in Derbyshire’s Peak District.

Previous experience

  • Salford Exchange Greengate
  • Salford City Suites
  • Leeds Canal Basin
  • Preston Tithebarn Masterplan
  • Liverpool John Moores' School of Art and Design
  • Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi
  • European Extremely Large Telescope, Chile



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