We are extremely grateful for the support of the many volunteers, partners and sponsors, without whom Bristol Doors Open Day could not happen. Volunteers at venues generously donate their time to organise and staff the event, while an organising volunteer group, coordinated by the Architecture Centre, is responsible overall coordination of the event. Partners and sponsors provide essential financial support. Please contact us if you would like to find out more about sponsorship or volunteering opportunities.


Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon is a leading UK law firm with global reach, operating out of offices in Bristol and London. Burges Salmon offers a comprehensive range of legal services to clients in a wide variety of industry sectors and works with clients of every size and type, from global organisations, government and non-profit businesses to smaller entrepreneurs.

Smith & Williamson

Accountancy, tax, financial advisory, investment management and private banking services to a range of clients, from individuals and families to entrepreneurial businesses, mid-large corporate, professional practices and non-profit organisations.

Triodos Bank

Triodos Bank is one of the world’s leading sustainable banks. Their mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change.

Wapping Wharf

Wapping Wharf is an innovative development of 600 apartments offering a new tree-lined walkway from south Bristol to the centre via Gaol Ferry Steps. CARGO, a retail and leisure area made from shipping containers, promises to transform this former industrial quarter into a waterside foodie hub with sweeping views of the harbour


Alec French Architects

Alec French Architects is a well-established Bristol based architectural practice working across the South West. The practice is currently working on a wide range of high profile projects.


Bristol Civic Society

Bristol Civic Society is an independent, voluntary organisation that exists to improve Bristol’s built environment and celebrate its heritage. Through our working groups, we seek to influence development of major sites, and new planning and transport policy. And we monitor planning applications. We have existed as a society for over 100 years.


Business West

Business West is one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK. Operating from offices in Bristol and Swindon it is the local access point for a host of business and export solutions.


First West of England

First West of England has depots in Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare and Wells and is providing a special FREE bus around several venues for Bristol Doors Open Day. It is part of FirstGroup, one of Britain’s largest bus operators.


Jelf Group

Jelf is an award-winning independent insurance broker and financial consultancy. Jelf provides expert advice to both businesses and individuals on matters relating to insurance, healthcare, employee benefits and financial planning.

John Perkins Construction

A Bristol-based building and refurbishment specialists, established in 1992. The company project manages a broad portfolio of commercial, domestic, listed building and public sector clients, offering high quality workmanship and fresh ideas, backed by strong project management skills and a partnership approach.


University of Bristol

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 40 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2015.


Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.

Historic England

Historic England is a government service championing England’s heritage and giving expert, constructive advice.