Gilmore Construction congratulates the team of Ferrovial and Saunders Construction for being selected exclusively to negotiate a public-private partnership to renovate the iconic Jeppesen Terminal at the Denver International Airport (DEN).

We’re honored that Ferrovial has chosen our company to serve as one of the team’s preferred general contractors.

Over the next 18 weeks, DEN will engage in negotiations with Ferrovial to define the terms and scope of work for the initial project phase, called pre-development. The Denver City Council will review the proposed pre-development contract in August. If approved, that would lead to approximately six months of additional negotiations to further refine the scope of work, design, financial terms and schedule for a potential long-term contract. At the end of the pre-development phase, the airport and city will decide whether to proceed with the partnership.

The Jeppesen Terminal features 1.5 million square feet of space and includes passenger ticketing, baggage claim, ground transportation, international arrivals, shops and restaurants, office areas and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) security checkpoints. Every DEN passenger experiences the Jeppesen Terminal, whether by heading to the TSA checkpoints prior to a flight, or after arriving at the terminal from the concourses. 

DEN is the 19th-busiest airport in the world and the sixth-busiest airport in the United States. With more than 54 million passengers traveling through the airport each year, it is one of the busiest airline hubs in the world’s largest aviation market. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $26 billion for the region annually.

As DEN looks to the future to better serve its passengers today and tomorrow in the safest, most effective way possible, the Jeppesen Terminal revival aims to embrace a new, modern airport experience through three main areas of improvement: consolidating the airline ticket counters and consolidating and relocating the TSA screening areas to level 6; modifying the baggage handling system in and under the terminal to support the relocated ticket counters; and redesigning the shopping, dining and overall passenger experiences available in the terminal.

The pre-development contract with Ferrovial includes participation from the following local, national and international companies:

· Equity partners: Ferrovial Airports International Ltd., JLC/Saunders joint venture, which includes Saunders and Magic Johnson Enterprises & Loop Capital 
 · Design & Build partners: Ferrovial Agroman and Saunders Construction, Inc. 

· Architects: Luis Vidal + Architects, Harrison Kornberg Architects and Anderson Mason Dale 

· Local Engineers/Contractors: Intermountain Electric, Civil Technology, Gilmore Construction, Sky Blue 
Builders and Burgess Services 

· Equity Partners/Legal Advisors: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher 
 · Financial Advisor: Citibank