Denver City Council has given final approval for redevelopment of the Great Hall of Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport (DEN) in the US.

The terminal will be upgraded to improve security, increase passenger handling capacity, and enhance traffic flows at the airport.

The design and construction of the Great Hall project at DEN is expected to cost between $650m and $770m.

To be carried out under a public-private partnership (P3), the scope of the project will include renovations to levels five and six within the 1.5 million ft² Jeppesen Terminal.

DEN CEO Kim Day said: “The Great Hall project is critically important to ensuring the safety and success of DEN for decades to come.

 “By investing in this project, we will prepare DEN for the future: enhancing security, increasing capacity, updating aging systems and elevating the overall passenger experience.”

As part of the work, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoints will be shifted from level five to level six.

"The Great Hall project is critically important to ensuring the safety and success of DEN for decades to come."

The upgraded terminal will feature 34 latest automated screening lanes, which can each accommodate an estimated total of 8,500 passengers every hour.

The new checkpoints will be consolidated from three areas of the terminal into two, offering increased queuing space for travellers.

In addition, the Great Hall project will provide enhancements to the entire terminal, including escalators, elevators, restrooms and other infrastructure.

Construction work on the project is scheduled to begin in mid-2018.


Image: The Great Hall project will enhance security by moving TSA screening checkpoints from level five to level six. Photo: courtesy of Denver International Airport.