Category: News

24 Oct 2019

Rough Runner for Demelza House

Rough Runner for Demelza House Charity

by 3PM

Earlier this month, the 3PM team channelled their inner Gladiators, donning their trainers to participate in the 5km Rough Runner, to raise money for Demelza House, a children’s charity close to our hearts. Inspired by physically demanding TV game shows such as Total Wipeout and Ninja Warrior, the mud filled assault course saw the team clamber over obstacles, leap across pools of muddy water and run, jump and dodge their way out of moving targets. All whilst getting covered head-to-toe in thick mud and raising money for an excellent cause!

The 3PM team are proud to have raised an amazing £1250.41 for the charity- a massive 185% of our original target! This money will help fund vital care and support for children with serious and terminal conditions.

Demelza House believe that every child and young person who has a terminal condition should receive the care and attention they need to live the most fulfilling life they can, and that the children and their families should have the opportunity to build memories, for however long they have together. The charity provides tailored, personalised programmes of care for babies, children, young people and their families across South East London, Kent and East Sussex, providing support at home, in the community and at their two hospices.

We had a great day participating in the Rough Runner and there was an amazing sense of camaraderie within the team – well done to everyone who participated! A massive thank you to everyone who sponsored us, your donations will help fund exceptional care for children with complex medical needs. If you would like to donate to Demelza House, please do so via our fundraising page.

Keep your eyes on our news page for more of our charity events!

31 Jul 2017

Website Launch

New Website Launch

by Suzannah Howson & Laura Cosset

As part of our five year celebrations we felt it was time to refresh our website. It was a journey undertaken internally by Laura and Suzannah and after months of review and hard work the finished product is outstanding.

We wanted to create a space that reflects us now as a growing business and reinforces our brand identity in the market. We believe our website is now more user friendly and provides easier navigation and search-ability of our projects and services.

We hope you enjoy our new website!

19 Jun 2017

Five 4 Five – Summer Party

Five 4 Five - Summer Party

by Suzannah Howson

As 3PM are turning 5 years old this year we are gearing up to celebrate with another great event – our Summer Party. We have chosen the Barbican Conservatory in London as it is a hidden gem of a venue creating a tropical solace in the middle of a concrete jungle.

We also worked with the Barbican and completed refurbishment works for them including the theatre / cinema hall. A great Client and a great venue.

As part of our evening we have live music, games and a raffle for a charity close to our hearts, Helen and Douglas House, which is a children’s hospice providing emotional, medical and practical care for families with terminally ill children. They provide support for the children and families to live the best life together.

Find out more here:

Life is for celebrating. So we look forward to celebrating with you at our Summer Party!

17 Mar 2017

Five 4 Five

Five 4 Five

by Suzannah Howson

3PM is five years old and to celebrate we are hosting five events throughout the year – Five 4 Five.
Our events will be a mixture of dinners, an internal team event, a seminar and a big congratulatory party in the summer. Our business is growing and we are succeeding in our mission to become trusted leaders in our industry. With this we want to celebrate with all who have been part of our journey thus far and who will be with us in the future.
We look forward to celebrating with you!

15 Jan 2016

Blue Abyss in the news

Blue Abyss in the news

by Patrick Watson

Consultant Team picked for £60m space research mission

Team is appointed for NASA-supported Blue Abyss project to build world’s deepest swimming pool in Essex.
A consultant team has been appointed on a £60m project to build the world’s deepest swimming pool, designed for spaceflight and human endurance research, in Essex. The Blue Abyss project – supported by organisations including Nasa and the European Space Agency (ESA), as well as the UK’s newest astronaut Tim Peake – involves building a 50m deep pool in Colchester that will simulate the microgravity of outer space and deep sea environments.
Consultants appointed include 3PM as project manager, Gardiner & Theobald as cost manager, Scott Brownrigg as architect, Pell Frischmann as structural engineer and Hoare Lea as M&E engineer. The Blue Abyss pool will be far deeper than Nasa’s 12m deep training pool in Houston. At 50m long, 40m wide and 50m deep, it will be the world’s largest by volume.
Within the complex – to be situated on the University of Essex’s Colchester campus – there will be a lecture theatre and classrooms, a hyperbaric suite (decompression chamber), a “mission control” video room for pool supervision and training feedback, and an adjacent 120-bed hotel. Commercial and recreational divers will be able to conduct training within the pool, while free-divers can test their endurance in the 50m shaft. Simulated cave systems and “shipwrecks” can also be added into the pool, as well as a flexible lighting system and lifting platforms, allowing the pool to be customised for a range of uses. Tim Peake – who grabbed headlines last month after becoming the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut and who is currently living on the International Space Station – has previously said: “I’m very supportive of what Blue Abyss are doing and see this future facility as something that does not yet exist in Europe and that would compete with, or potentially even surpass, what is available in the US and Russia.” Other supporters of Blue Abyss include Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, Walter Kuehnegger, one of NASA’s Apollo Lunar Exploration principle investigators and Scott Parazynski, a former NASA astronaut. Gardiner & Theobald partner, Chris Boyce, said: “We are very excited to be appointed on the world’s first commercial ‘space environment’ simulation facility for aerospace research and development.”

30 Nov 2015

3PM Risk Process

Adopting a more collaborative approach to risk mitigation

by Rob Burborough

At 3PM we pride ourselves in being leaders in risk management. We utilise these skills on every project we manage for the benefit of the project and our Clients. This expert advice has been shared with numerous Clients which has saved them time and money. Most people view risk management as being overly cumbersome and ineffective which is perhaps why so many professionals don’t embrace risk management. At 3PM we adopt a different approach by proactively involving the whole team and engaging them with the process and educating them to understand how managing risk is a benefit to all. How do we get the team to buy into this philosophy? Its simple, we link each team members perceived risk with the actuality of the risk. this is based on their knowledge of the issue and the empowerment to create mitigations from that risk analysis.
Our assessment of risk goes beyond a register to explore the 3 point cost and programme scenarios to inform trends and contingencies thus allowing mitigation.

Find out more on how we deal with risk by talking to one of our experts. Contact Rob Burborough or Patrick Watson in the office.

17 Sep 2015

3PM part of Consortium to Design New Cell Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre

3PM part of Consortium to Design New Cell Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre

by Rob Burborough

Supporting growth of UK cell therapy industry

3PM worked with a consortium of companies to complete the RIBA Stage 3 design: MSPS to provide mechanical and engineering, civil and structural and CDM service; The Fairhursts Design Group as project architects; and Gardiner & Theobald as cost managers,

The large-scale GMP manufacturing centre, due to open in 2017, will be used by companies for the manufacture of late-phase clinical trial material and initial commercial supply of advanced therapeutic medicinal products including cell and gene therapies.

Robert Burborough, partner at 3PM comments that this is a fantastic project: “The centre will change the scientific landscape for targeted cell technology and we are very proud as a team to be involved.’

Simon Steed, associate director building services of MSPS, adds that the consortium team was chosen for its combined expertise in designing a Class B environment facility: “The design will allow for further growth and business efficiency,” he says.

Mark Adey, director at The Fairhursts Design Group explains its brief was to develop a flexible and collaborative working environment that would provide cell therapy researchers with an opportunity to lease high quality clean room facilities in the heart of a world-leading innovation campus: “It is an incredibly complex scheme made even more challenging by the tight timescales and budgets involved, but we are thrilled to be a part of it and look forward to working with the wider development team to take the project through to completion.”

Keith Thompson, CEO of the Cell Therapy Catapult, said: “The large-scale GMP manufacturing centre is instrumental in our goal to transform the UK cell and gene therapy industry, advancing research into commercially viable and investible therapies. It will enable companies to operate at the scale needed to support Phase III clinical trials.”

The new facility is being built on the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst campus, Hertfordshire, and will create up to 150 new jobs and provide consistent and reliable transport of products into the European Union within 24 hours.

20 Mar 2015

IN-PRESS: Project Magazine-Early Warning System

IN-PRESS: Project Magazine-Early Warning System

by Patrick Watson

This quarters Project Magazine features one of 3PM’s founding partner’s, Patrick Watson and Stephen Woodward, Director at ResoLex discussing the Early Warning System.
Click on the article below to enlarge it.

20 Nov 2014

We’ve Moved

We’ve Moved

by 3PM

3PM are proud to announce our successful move to Oliver’s yard.

Our move is integral to the development of our brand and is a vital part of our evolution. Our business is strengthened by moving to an excellent Derwent London building in a prime midtown location. We are opposite the white collar factory development, on the edge of fashionable Shoreditch.

The team have settled in well to their new surroundings and are looking forward to developing the business from our new location.

Thank you to all involved and we look forward to celebrating with you over the festive season…

07 Oct 2014

The complexity of a Kitchen Garden

The complexity of a Kitchen Garden

by Rob Burborough

3PM are proud to be involved in an exciting and unique project with the Wellcome Trust on the Genome campus. The project involves the construction of complex roof and exhibition space within a listed building context.
To give you an idea of the challenges the project team have overcome as this project enters the mid-point of construction the roof system has been developed to have tolerances of no more than 1mm with every piece of glass being bespoke and cold bent to form a seamless curved system. Every piece of the roof has been tagged, fabricated, transported across Europe and erected in a BIM predetermined 3D model.
This project is truly one of a kind and once complete will enhance the Wellcome Trust’s world leading scientific work.