Patrick Watson

Patrick Watson

Founder and Partner , 3PM

Patrick Watson C Eng, FICE, MAPM is a founder and Partner of niche independent consultancy 3PM (www.3pm.uk.com) , which specialise in the field of portfolio, programme & project management. 


He is an Engineer by background with some 30 years’ experience and has worked on a number of multi-million-pound projects throughout the UK and overseas including; Wembley National Stadium, Colchester Garrison PFI and more recently on significant schemes across the University sector including the £150m Paul Marshall Building for LSE.  Recent project awards have included the BCO’s “best of the Best” and best Corporate Workplace for a unique BREEAM Outstanding / Passivhaus scheme for University of East Anglia, the “greenist building in the UK”.  Current commissions include; 35 Lincolns Inn Fields for LSE a low carbon facility targeting BREEAM Outstanding, Well Gold and Passivhaus, The Quad for KCL, Science Park developments and a new headquarters building for Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership, targeting BREEAM Outstanding, Well Gold and EnerPHit.


He sits on the #ConstructionAwares steering body and is a founder member of the Higher Education Design Quality Forum (HEDQF) and shareholder / panel member for RADAR (www.resolex.com) delivering a cultural change in the management of Dispute, risk, and behavioural dynamics.  He specialises in the University / Research Sector and has worked for a number of University Estates departments. 


He specialises in the early stages of the project life cycle & is a recognised expert in the field of risk management.  Above all he remains a practicing Project Manager who enjoys the satisfaction of drawing on the best of the best and translating this into practical applications.


3PM are Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers, they manage the lifecycle of projects of varied complexities, across all stages and throughout many sectors.  We are Project, Programme and Portfolio Managers. We are trusted advisors to our clients and strong advocates to the teams we work with. 3PM are industry leaders in delivering low carbon architecture including those that push the boundaries of what a sustainable project can aspire to achieve. 3PM’s Team have extensive experience in the commercial and science sectors of the property industry with a focus on sustainability.


Their project for the University of East Anglia, Enterprise Centre has won over 38 awards, including representation as one of only 7 key world class projects at #COP26, which has been an integral project to the way we approach adding sustainability to the agenda and making it a success for our clients.

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

  • How can all these industries work together to get the right solution? They can do this in this room at FOOTPRINT+.
    Kelly Harrison
    Associate Director Whitby Wood
  • Coming to the conference you are going to be overwhelmed by content, there are four stages, there are Think Tanks, it will keep you going all day long
    Romy Rawlings
    Commercial Director - Vestre
  • Events like this are going to set the framework for the and the calibre of the collective voices that we’ve got in this room is absolutely fundamental to the challenges ahead.
    Tomasz Romaniewicz
    Bond Bryan
  • I don’t know of anything else doing this in the UK that’s doing this all under one roof.
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • The climate emergency is the biggest challenge humanity is facing. At WSP we are proud to be the catalysts of change in our industry. Now, we all need to come together to re-invent the way we design, the way we build and the way live. Footprint+ will help us do this
    Diego Padilla Philipps
    Net Zero Lead Structures, WSP
  • Everyone has an open mind. The mix of points of view creates a live dialogue for learning that I've really enjoyed
    Mike Reynolds
    Managing Director - Vattenfall Heat
  • It's the face-to-face that's been brilliant. We've all got to get on board with this... and everyone has learnt something today
    Elaine Toogood
    Director of Architecture and Sustainable Design - The Concrete Centre
  • Why should someone come here next year? Because this is the place to be
    Snigdha Jain
    Director of Sustainability - Turley
  • This event, it has got a vibe so if you want to come down its a great place to talk to people, meet people and be inspired.
    Ayo Abbas
    Marketing Strategist, Abbs Marketing
  • This exhibition is going to grow, the subject matter is the most key in our industry. If you are not here you will be left behind!
    Daniel Englender
    Managing Director, Benjamin West
  • The property sector needs confidence, the energy sector needs advocacy and as a local authority we need resource and finance, and money frankly….
    Nicola Beech
    Cabinet Member for Planning, Bristol City Council
  • On the first day we held our own fringe event and we won quite a substantial project on that night.
    Ian Waddingham
    Director, QED Structures
  • So why should somewhere come here next year? Because it is THE place to be…
    Snigdha Jain
  • This is not just about our industry, it’s about our children, their future and what we’ve done with the planet.
    Mitakshi Sirsi
    WILL + Partners
  • 50% of all of the carbon emissions that we need to reduce as we get to 2050 have to come from the built environment. It’s from buildings, it’s from construction, it’s from logistics and it’s from infrastructure. So there’s no escaping the destiny here; it has to be the built environment that takes the lead here.”
    Prof Greg Clark
  • I look forward to working with FOOTPRINT+ over the coming weeks, months and years on this most important of endeavours.
    Lord Callanan
    Minister, Dept for Business Energy & Industry Strategy
  • FOOTPRINT+ is a really important event. I’m meeting people from the investment community, property owners, property developers, construction businesses. Commit to two or three days. The location’s fantastic, with the sea view out of the window, it gives more energy to the room.
    Mike Reynolds
    Manging Director, Vattenfall Heat UK
  • FOOTPRINT+ is the premier net zero event for the built environment sector and, with our focus on ‘local’, we are delighted that it has recognised the key role that Local Government has in tackling climate change
    Nick Kilby
    CEO, Cratus 2050