Hensel Phelps, Stantec to lead DIA Great Hall project

DENVER — Two months after terminating the general contractor for renovation of the Great Hall at Denver International Airport, the facility has elected a new general contractor and design firm to take the project’s first phase to fruition.

DIA selected Stantec as the new lead designer and Hensel Phelps Construction Co., based in Greeley, as the general contractor. If approved by the Denver City Council, the team will take over for Great Hall Partners, which was terminated after construction delays and cost overruns.

“Over the last several months, our transition teams have been working diligently to identify the best and most efficient way to proceed and to select key members of the new project team that will help us successfully deliver the Great Hall Project,” airport CEO Kim Day said in a prepared statement. “When we announced the termination of our contract with Great Hall Partners in August, we said that we expected to select a new project team this fall. The selection of the lead designer and contractor is right on schedule and will allow us to begin construction in Q1 2020, as we committed to doing.”

Stantec will complete the design for the remainder of the project, including verifying existing designs, looking for modifications for both cost savings and other design improvements. They will also provide design assistance during construction of future phases.

Hensel Phelps will serve as the construction manager/general contractor for Phase I, which includes construction of the airline ticketing pods in the center of the Terminal on Level 6 . It also includes new restrooms and conveyances.

Approval by the City Council will begin Nov. 6, when contract amendments will be presented to the “Business, Arts, Workforce and Aviation Services” committee. If approved by the committee, the amendments will move to the full City Council for approval.

Stantec and Hensel Phelps will begin assessing the site Nov. 13, one day after Great Hall Partner s vacates the site.