Denver considers P3 for air terminal project

Denver’s Department of Aviation has launched an SOQ for the redevelopment of the Great Hall terminal at Denver International Airport.

The Department of Aviation for the City and County of Denver is exploring the possibility of collaborating with the private sector in redeveloping the Great Hall, Denver International Airport’s terminal.

The department is asking private sector firms to submit Statements of Qualification (SOQs) for the project that will involve reclaiming all or a portion of Level 5 in the Great Hall, which is currently being used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for security screening.

The objective is to develop alternative space for the TSA in order to improve passenger flow and increase non-airline revenue opportunities in the terminal, the Department said recently in a statement.

The other objectives the private sector is being called upon to meet include optimising the capacity and efficiency of the terminal and creating a financial plan “that incorporates an efficient use of private sector capital and risk transfer to generate value to the City”.

The due date for responding to the SOQ is April 1.

Denver International Airport is the fifth-busiest in the US serving more than 52 million passengers a year, according to its website. It is also Colorado’s primary economic engine “generating more than $26 billion for the region annually”.