Colorado Springs Airport set to undergo modernisation project

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On September 10, the Colorado Springs Airport (COS) will begin renovations to modernise its 29-year-old terminal. The “ElevateCOS” project will include improvements to sustainability, accessibility, upgraded infrastructure, and better facilities.

Our terminal has come a long way since it was completed in 1994. “As we launch this modernization project with ElevateCOS, our goal is to mirror the modernity of our 2019 pre-security side upgrade,” says Greg Phillips, COS’s Director of Aviation. “This transformation is not a solitary construction project. Rather, it is a collaborative journey with our project partners and the entire community to reimagine travel spaces. We can create an exceptional COS experience.”

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ElevateCOS will receive funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Airport Improvement Grant (AIG). Furthermore, the FAA Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Airport Terminal Programme (ATP), and the FAA Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). The project will not be funded by taxpayers.

Construction teams behind the Colorado Springs Airport modernisation project

Nunn Construction and HB&A Architecture and Planning, are supervising the project with COS. They were both  chosen through the City’s Request for Proposal (RFP) procedure. Nunn Construction will complete the project in stages, beginning with the first on September 10 and ending in early 2024. This initial phase includes the construction of new hold rooms for gates two and four. Additionally, enhanced Premier Lounge and expanded lavatory facilities.

“This project serves as a reminder of the significant impact that community collaboration can have on creating exceptional travel experiences for COS passengers.” This project is more than simply a building project; it is a monument to the collaborative effort that turns places into welcome gateways. By collaborating with our community, construction partners, and the COS Airport, we are not only constructing structures, but also fostering connections, improving convenience, and enriching the journey of every traveller who walks into the concourse,” said Ashley Trujillo, Project Manager for Nunn Construction.