Award: Airside D terminal
Value: $787.4 million
Location: Tampa, Florida
Client: Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Hensel Phelps has been selected to build the $787.4 million Airside D Terminal at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida, the company said in a press release Monday. The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority on May 4 approved the Greeley, Colorado-based contractor along with HNTB Corp., Gensler and The Beck Group to design and build the project, beating out Austin Commercial and The Weitz Co.
The new Airside D represents the third and final phase of Tampa Airport's master plan, and will enable it to accommodate an additional 13 million passengers per year by 2037. Design will begin August 2023 and construction will start in 2024, and the Aviation Authority expects the project to wrap in 2027. The project was originally slated to begin in 2021 but was put on hold due to COVID-19.
Work for the project entails:
- A 585,000-square-foot domestic and international terminal with 16 new gates.
- Customs and security facilities.
- New technologies for bag screening, gate check-in and baggage processing.
- Concession space, restrooms and an outdoor terrace.
The project will be paid for with a combination of federal and state grants, as well as airport-issued bonds. The Aviation Authority has set a 16% disadvantaged business enterprise goal for the design phase and a 13% DBE goal for the construction phase.
This is not the first project Hensel Phelps has built at the Tampa Airport. It is also currently providing design-build services on the $326 million Main Terminal Curbside Expansion program, which is set to finish in 2025. The firm also completed the airport’s $62 million SkyCenter Atrium and Pedestrian Bridge in 2021.
Phases 1 and 2 of the Tampa Airport master plan included the main terminal redevelopment, a rental car center, an automated people mover, roadway expansion, a central utility plant and a new office building. Phase 1 wrapped in 2018, while Phase 2 broke ground in 2019 and work on the express lanes, UPS sorting facility and other elements is still ongoing, according to the Tampa Airport website.