“At the tail end of 2018, I was standing outside Number One Ballsbridge,” he explains. “The venue was already home to high-end apartments, retail, and businesses. It took me less than 30 seconds to agree to developing a gym here. But I wanted to do something different – a first, not just in Ireland but anywhere.”
“We wanted to do something exceptional in Dublin,” he explains. “We had learned a lot from our previous developments in London, but Dublin has different experiences and expectations for luxury leisure.” “The initial aim was the provide the best gym in Dublin,” he says, “then we thought about having the best spa in Dublin. We began looking at the best examples of compact spas, boutique gyms, and member experiences.”
Eden One gym exclusively chooses Technogym equipment
Eden One attracts a well-travelled clientele, familiar with Technogym from the high-level hotels and resorts they stay at. Charlie says the Technogym name is excellent in appealing to this customer base, but it doesn’t stop with the equipment. The complete connectiveness means Eden One can take a member from biometric testing, to programming, and PT without missing a beat.
Charlie explains this is the first time he has used exclusively Technogym within a gym development project. Eden One’s first wave of members love the space, the high-end look of the gym, and the ease of use offered by the Technogym machines.
There is nothing like Technogym on the market. The entire brand is very design-led, and the aesthetic fits perfectly with our vision. We are delighted to have wall-to-wall Technogym in our gym floor and in all three studios.
“Partnering with Technogym was the obvious choice for Eden One,” says Charlie. “It’s been a really smooth operation from the start. Technogym offered advice on working out what kit we needed, and support on our layout. Installation was immaculate, working around other installs and being there exactly when we needed them. Everything has been backed up with training and ongoing support.” Charlie plans to open more Eden sites in Ireland, plus an Eden Raw in the UK during 2020.
A 360 Approach to Daily Wellness
“We wanted to develop a destination which offers everything,” he explains. “People shouldn’t need several memberships to get what they want from their wellness. Eden One brings it all back under one roof.”
The reception area and members’ lounge open into a vibrant and welcoming space, with world-class restaurateur and cocktail bar manager. From here, the member journey splits – gym members scan in, and spa visitors head into private changing and relaxation rooms. Everything has been considered, down to the last detail of each element (from which the Eden Elements spa draws its name) – even the air in the changing rooms is 99.98% pure thanks to a specialised filter system.