The Pines Calyx is an award-winning sustainable venue surrounded by 2.5 hectares of gardens and within yards of the cove at St. Margaret’s Bay, near Dover - a uniquely beautiful and tranquil protected environment The venue hosts a wide range of events and acts as the focal point of an emergent Center for Sustainable Living and a hub for sustainable enterprise in Kent, with activities and projects centred around the emerging low carbon economy and include building low carbon communities, sustainable projects and environmental education. For example:
- Rippledown provides environmental education and sustainable land management courses for both children and adults
- Real Health Ventures is a social enterprise committed to effecting positive change in individuals, organisations and communities.
- The Carbon Free Group is a consortium based at the Center integrating all the key technologies, products and services needed to complete the zero carbon jigsaw.
Helionix Designs is an architectural and design group working with natural forms and materials, responsible for leading the design and build of the Pines Calyx, a building that has received more than eight regional, national and international awards.