UK consultant Turner & Townsend has been chosen as project controls partner for Denver International Airport’s 40% extension project. The new facilities are intended to allow the airport to grow from a throughput of 59 million passengers last year to 100 million by 2035.
Turner & Townsend’s role will be to plan the delivery of schemes and to create a Centre of Excellence and Equity in Aviation, a $40m project that is scheduled to break ground this summer in the airport’s Hotel and Transit Centre.
The facility will train students for careers in aviation free of charge, and will favour young people from low-income communities and communities of colour, as well as airport employees who work in industries such as retail, food service and sanitation.
Christopher McAtasney, Turner & Townsend’s director of infrastructure, said: “We are delighted to join Denver on its journey in creating a Centre of Excellence and Equity in Aviation for capital project delivery.
“In addition, we are particularly happy to be furthering our mission to help grow and invest in minority and women-owned businesses through partnerships that bolster their experience and lead to more opportunities in infrastructure development.”
Denver International is the second largest airport in the world by area and has the longest runway in the US.