July 23, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Denver Announces Shortlisted Teams for National Western Center Triangle Project

DENVER – Today, the City and County of Denver’s Performance Based Infrastructure Office (PBI) announced two teams will be moving forward to the request for proposal phase for the construction of the Triangle within the National Western Center Project.

Those two teams are:

Triangle Collective comprised of Macquarie Financial Holdings (Infrastructure Equity Member), with Hensel Phelps Construction (Lead Contractor), OVG Facilities and Live Nation Worldwide (Lead Facilities Operators), Fentress Architects and Perkins+Will (Lead Architects), MIG (Lead Urban Designer and Lead Engineer, horizontal), Thornton Tomasetti (Lead Engineer, structural), Hoehn Architects (Historic Rehabilitation Consultant)

Plenary Cordish Saunders Triangle Partners comprised of Plenary Group USA Concessions, Saunders Concessions and Denver TCC Triangle Project Investors (The Cordish Companies) (Infrastructure Equity Members), with Saunders Construction and J.E. Dunn Construction Company (Lead Contractors), AEG Facilities (Lead Facilities Operator), Populous (Lead Architect), HKS (Lead Urban Designer), Martin/Martin (Lead Engineer), David Owen Tryba Architects (Historic Rehabilitation Consultant)

“Both teams demonstrated impressive qualifications for the Triangle Project and we’re thrilled to move them forward in the procurement process,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “This is a unique and critically important component of the NWC campus vision and we look forward to further evaluating these groups to select the team best able to complete the campus.”

The City is soliciting a Developer to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain approximately $528 million in public facilities, including construction of a 10,000-seat arena, exposition hall, and the rehabilitation of the historic 1909 Stadium Arena Building, which the City intends to adaptively reuse as a public market, as well as supporting parking and associated infrastructure.  The project also includes approximately 42 acres of property for private real estate development.  The National Western Center campus is expected to draw over 1.1 million new visitors annually. The Triangle is identified as Phases 3-8 in the Master Plan and will complete the National Western Center Campus.

The Request for Proposals is expected to be released in Fall 2019.

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