If you are looking for an innovative way to connect to an audience or profile yourself in a creative and aspiring manner, Open-City's Corporate Scheme and Project Sponsorships offer a tried and tested and direct model. We offer a variety of benefits that add value to your business. We can tailor these to your requirements and will work with you to ensure that you get the most value from working with us.

Open-City Corporate Scheme
Our Corporate Scheme is designed for companies and organisations directly or indirectly involved in shaping the built environment from developers, consultants and design professionals to those providing financing, legal advice or marketing and PR services.

A year’s membership will not only add value to your brand, but also add value to your core business:

  • Showcase your commitment to design quality: join with a brand renowned for innovative, professional and respected initiatives that encourage creative thinking and drive up standards of design
  • Inject new thinking into your business: professional development in engagement and volunteering for your staff

  • Extend your business network: opportunities to reach new clients through face-to-face networking at Open-City invitation-only briefings, receptions, project launches

  • Brand exposure to millions: the unparalleled reach of our marketing, publicity and social media

  • Tailored research for your business: the latest views and attitudes on built environment issues from regular polls and surveys of 50,000+ people

There are three levels of sponsorship available, each with an extensive range of benefits.

To find out more about the benefits we offer, please contact Natalya Wells via email or on
020 7383 0782

Open-City Education Fund

If you are specifically interested in supporting our Education initiatives, you can make a donation towards our Education Fund. Click here for more information. Contact Freya Healey via email or on 0207 383 0782 to find out more.

Project Sponsorship

There are opportunities throughout the year to sponsor individual projects created by Open-City. Project sponsorship offers:

  • Packages that promote and relate directly to key themes within your business eg sustainability, engineering, planning – addressing key areas where you need solutions that will feed back into your business
  • Association with a brand that is known and respected for our innovative and inclusive approach to the built environment
  • Extensive brand exposure & distribution of branded marketing material
  • Invitations to networking events and annual Supporters at Large Reception
  • Innovative professional development opportunities for your employees
  • Connection with new and existing audiences
  • Expression of your commitment to engaging a diverse audience
  • Speaking opportunity a relevant event, debate or reception

We are seeking project sponsorship in the following Open-City programmes:

Green Sky Thinking Week 2015: 25-29 April 2016
Giving leaders in sustainability and the built environment the oportunity to showcase their expertise to a broad network of other professionals and clients.

Open House London Weekend: 17-18 September 2016

Open House London Weekend gives people the opportunity to explore and engage directly with architecture and the built environment in their local community with over 750 buildings open over one weekend totally for free.

Archikids Festival 2015: 23-24 July 2016

Inspiring and educating children, and their families, about the value of good design through creative and free workshops in the iconic spaces of City of London. Supporting local communities and equiping them with the knowledge, language, and confidence to enage with and critque the built environment.

To find out which project sponsor packages are currently available, please contact Freya Healey fhealey@open-city.org.uk or call 0207 383 0782.

Open-City sponsors and supporters 2015/16

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Architects' Journal


BBC London

British Land

Buro Happold


Canary Wharf Group

David Chipperfield Architects

Derwent London

Elliott Wood

Institution for Civil Engineers


Greater London Authority

Landscape Institute


Make Architects

Margaret Howell

Near Pixel



RIBA Enterprises

Rocket Investments




Stanton Williams Architects


The changing face of London


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Open-City Corporate Supporters & Sponsors

Rocket skanska

“Skanska has had the privilege of working on some of London’s most iconic buildings – we play our part in bringing exemplary architecture, engineering and construction to the city. Another essential ingredient is people, and by supporting Open City we also help to enthuse people of all ages about the built environment, and provide opportunities for more people to get involved with London’s future development and growth.”
Paul Heather, Managing Director for Skanska Building, Skanska UK

“We have been very impressed with the way Open-City has developed. Their programmes promoting design awareness are extremely valuable. Derwent London is all about good design and Open-City offers a constructive resource to raise the quality of our environment.”
Simon Silver, Director and Head of Regeneration, Derwent London