Denver International Airport (DEN) has embarked on a renovation of the Great Hall, which is the area under the tents of the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal. The terminal encompasses 1.5 million square feet. Its objective is to enhance safety and security, improve passenger flow and increase capacity.
When complete, the project will deliver a safer, more efficient Great Hall that serves as a warm welcome to Denver, keeps up with passenger demand, and leaves a lasting impression for all passengers and visitors.
- DEN was built 26 years ago for an anticipated 50 million annual passengers. In 2019, over 69 million passengers traveled through DEN
- DEN is expecting to hit 80 million passengers in the next few years and 110 million passengers by 2040
- When the airport opened in 1995, 60% of the passengers connected through DEN. Today, nearly 65% originate from DEN and only 35% connect and that puts much more stress on the terminal facility than ever anticipated
The Great Hall Project is following federal, state and local requirements for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The contractor is providing continual cleaning services to disinfect high-touch surfaces in common areas (meeting rooms, bathrooms, break areas, etc.), limiting the number of people in common areas and requiring face masks for workers. The contractor added trained professionals to implement health checks that include high fever and symptom screening in accordance with City and County of Denver guidelines.
Starting the evening of June 19, construction walls will move in the center of the terminal in the meeter/greeter area. Walls will move each night in a way that will keep passengers safe and the area secure, for several nights with the final wall configuration being in place on the morning of June 23. APS agents will be on-site during the wall moves to help assist passengers.
The new wall layout will direct passengers arriving from the concourses to walk NORTH toward passenger pick-up, baggage claim and ground transportation. The current construction walls direct passengers to go south in the arrivals area. This new wall layout will remain in place for the rest of Phase 1, which is expected to be complete at the end of 2021. There will be a construction wall “box” (60’ x 44’) in the center of the newly opened space to for work in Phase 2.
This “flip” will unveil new flooring and renovated restrooms in that area.
GREAT HALL PROJECT TEAM