Welcome to Raleigh Iron Works

We are a community of thinkers, doers, shoppers, dabblers, tasters, brewers, restauranteurs, and gym-goers. Our offices, retail, restaurants, and apartments are rooted in the historic industrial district of Raleigh Iron Works.

  • Past
  • Present

Bowtruss Building, circa 1950’s.

Double Gabe building in progress circa 1950’s.

Steel fabricators working to erect the Double Gable building.

Peden Steel fabricated much of the steel that was used to build landmarks across the Southeast.

Peden Steel  was located in the current Citrix building in Downtown Raleigh, before relocating to its current Atlantic Avenue site.

Peden Steel employees fabricated much of the steel that you can find in buildings around Raleigh today.

The Bowtruss building after it    was relocated to Atlantic avenue.

Bowtruss Building today.

Tzu Chen Photography ©

Bowtruss, named for the trusses that connect the two halves of the building.

Gabe Eng-Goetz created this beautiful piece, visible from Atlantic Avenue.

Double Gable interior lobby

Bowtruss interior lobby

Have you seen Morgan Cook’s mural yet?

Come try Eastcut Sandwich Shop’s famous chicken cutlets!

Eastcut Sandwich shop, a new Raleigh favorite!

Our courtyard is a place to gather, connect, and create!

Tzu Chen Photography ©

Raleigh’s coolest slide!

Furry friends welcome!

Rooted in the historic industrial district of Raleigh Iron Works

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William Christmas’ 1792 Plan for Downtown Raleigh
William Christmas’ 1792 Plan for Downtown Raleigh

Raleigh is established as the capital of North Carolina.

North Carolina Capitol Building
North Carolina Capitol Building

State capital begins completion and is celebrated by a 3-day festival.

Union Station, c. 1928
Union Station, c. 1928

Two railroad lines connect to Raleigh to Petersburg, VA – a major supply hub.

8 inch ammunition at naval gun emplacement
8 inch ammunition at naval gun emplacement

Raleigh Iron Works makes naval artillery shells.

Peden Steel main office - Hargett St.
Peden Steel main office - Hargett St.

Raleigh Iron Works becomes the Peden Steel Company.

Army-Navy “E” Award
Army-Navy “E” Award

Received Army-Navy “E” Award.

Construction of the Bow Truss Building
Construction of the Bow Truss Building

Peden Steel moves from downtown Raleigh to Capitol Blvd.

Peden Steel
Peden Steel

New Pedel Steel sign is designed.

Plans for the Nashville plant
Plans for the Nashville plant

Peden Steel grows, opens a new plant in Nashville, NC.

MGM Grand under construction
MGM Grand under construction

MGM Grand opens, costing $106 Million.

James M. Peden's Hall of Fame photo
James M. Peden's Hall of Fame photo

James M. Peden is inducted in to the Raleigh Hall of Fame.

Dock 1053
Dock 1053

Grubb Ventures opens Dock 1053, situated directly across from Raleigh Iron Works.

Construction progress at RIW
Construction progress at RIW

Jamestown & Grubb Ventures breaks ground on Raleigh Iron Works.

Raleigh Iron Works
Raleigh Iron Works

Raleigh Iron Works continues to grow as construction forges ahead.

Open to the Public
Open to the Public

Raleigh Iron Works opened to the public Summer of 2023.

Live, Work, and Play!
Live, Work, and Play!

Raleigh Iron Works is a thriving live, work, play community

About the Developers

Committed to Community-Centered Placemaking

A project of Raleigh Iron Work’s scale and scope requires the experienced leadership of owners committed to crafting landmark projects that create enduring quality, long-term value and a sense of community. Jamestown and Grubb Ventures are just such the owners.

Grubb Ventures has extensive experience in creating and redeveloping high quality communities in infill locations in North Carolina, including renowned neighbor, Dock 1053 and Glenwood Place.

Jamestown boasts an impressive portfolio of urban community cornerstones centered around prominent historic renovations, including highly-regarded developments such as Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Chelsea Market in New York and Industry City in Brooklyn.

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