Denver International Airport has selected the Denver office of Swinerton Builders to lead design-build construction of a new parking structure that will increase the number of public parking spaces at the airport by 1,795. The parking garage will be located on the southeast side of Jeppesen Terminal.

Design is underway by Walker Parking Consultants, and Swinerton will start construction on the new four-story parking structure in late February. DIA awarded the design-build team the project after a two-phase, best-value selection process.

Construction is expected to take about two years to complete, at an estimated cost of about $46 million. The project will be paid for out of the airport’s Capital Improvement Project fund.

Swinerton has completed several design-build parking structures across the western United States, including two parking structures along RTD’s W Rail Line in 2013. Design partner Walker Parking Consultants has designed parking structures for more than 80 airports nationwide.

As team leader, Swinerton says it has committed to achieving 20% design and 25% construction participation by certified minority and women-owned businesses.

After the cast-in-place concrete structure is built, DIA will offer a total of 19,496 garage parking spaces, and will manage a total of 43,275 parking spaces.