Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project

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The expansion of the Colorado Convention Center includes a new 80,000 square foot column free multipurpose room and outdoor rooftop terrace with sweeping views of the city skyline and mountains.  The project will be the largest ballroom in Colorado and expand one of the largest buildings in Denver.  On the ground floor, there will be lobby renovations and seamless integration with the existing building, while offering attendees safe and easy access to an additional 150,000 square feet of meeting space, 600,000 square feet of exhibit space and a 5,000 seat Bellco Theatre. 

The improvements will serve the needs of modern day convention-goers and differentiate the facility from others, ensuring it remains an attractive and global competitor. When complete, the expansion will generate an additional $85 million in annual economic impact. The project is anticipated to be completed in late 2023, while ensuring it can continue to operate during construction.


Photos and Conceptual Drawings of the Expansion

D Lobby Looking North at Exhibit Level

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - D Lobby looking north

Aerial image of construction progress

Aerial photo of construction progress as of January 2022 for Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project

D Lobby Overlook From West Prefunction

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - D Lobby overlook

Multi-function Space Looking North

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - Multi-function space looking east

Terrace Looking West

Rendering of Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project - Terrace looking west

Aerial view of exterior looking southeast

Aerial photo of exterior construction for Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project


Construction Timeline

Schedule subject to change. Updated as of August 2022.

Project Timeline Graphic for Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project
 

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Project Features

Highlights of this project include:

  • Rooftop expansion connecting new Ballroom and Pre-function spaces to landscaped outdoor areas with a birds-eye view of downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountains.
  • Technology improvements and inviting networking spaces that position the CCC as the industry leader.
  • Seamless integration with the existing building while offering attendees safe and easy access to CCC and Bellco Theatre events.

Project Benefits

The design and construction of the expansion project is projected to:

  • Create or support 2,691 jobs, including skilled trades and apprenticeships that will offer training opportunities for Denver residents currently out of work.
  • Generate $195M in labor income
  • Generate $475M in anticipated sales
  • Add approximately $4B to the Gross Regional Product (GRP). GRP is the regional version of the national GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and is the single most useful and comprehensive metric for measuring economic impact.

Project Dashboard

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Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project dashboard for November 2022.

Training and Job Opportunities

Whether you're starting a career in construction or advancing in the industry, we hope you find your place on the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project.

Additionally, CCC-XP is partnering with WORKNOW, a local platform that provides training, coaching and placement assistance, as well as family support services like childcare or the purchase of construction equipment and tools.

Get connected to WORKNOW here:

  • WORKNOW Interest Form (English y Espanol)
  • WORKNOW Phone Number: 303-352-6019
  • Spread the word! Tell friends and family about WORKNOW with this printable information flyer (English and Spanish)

Minority and Women-Owned Business Spotlight

We’re proud to feature the minority and women-owned businesses that are part of the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project, with some Q-and-A with a few of our partner companies:

AAA Waterproofing Front Range
Janelle Roberts, President

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: I purchased the company from AAA Waterproofing Inc. in October 2018. 

Q: What is your scope of work on the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project?
A: Our scope of work at this time is damp proofing, insulation, and waterproofing.

Q: What is the most helpful method of outreach when pursuing applicable bid packages?
A: We welcome any and all communication. The one-on-one phone conversations have been helpful and so have the pre-bid meetings.

Q: Has your contract with the Colorado Convention Expansion Project positively impacted your business? If so, in what ways?
A: We are happy to be working with Hensel Phelps as a trade partner again. We welcome the work and strive to keep growing our company. I am happy as a Woman Owned Business to be a part of this well-known landmark project.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Spotlight featuring AAA Waterproofing at www.aaawaterproofingfrontrange.com

Integral Engineering
Lacey Goetz, President

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: 14 years. 

Q: What is your scope of work on the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project?
A: Structural team support, quality control for structural design, and BIM modeling.

Q: What is the most helpful method of outreach when pursuing applicable bid packages?
A: Pre-bid meetings; getting to know who makes the decisions, what the scope of work will be, and what will be expected of our firm on this project.

Q: Has your contract with the Colorado Convention Expansion Project positively impacted your business? If so, in what ways?
A: Absolutely, the CCCXP has kept us afloat during the pandemic downturn.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Spotlight featuring Integral Engineering Co. at www.integralengineeringco.com

Bosco Constructors
Erin Mason, CEO

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: Bosco Constructors is a 30+ year company. However, it is two years old under the current leadership/ownership.  

Q: What is your scope of work on the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project?
A: Metal Panels.

Q: Has your contract with the Colorado Convention Expansion Project positively impacted your business? If so, in what ways?
A: 
Absolutely. Our contract with the Colorado Convention Expansion Project is the largest contract we have secured locally in the last two years. It is allowing us to advertise our metal panel installation side of the company on a local platform as part of our changing business model.

Q: What is the most helpful method of outreach when pursuing applicable bid packages?
A: M/WBE exchange, pre-bid meetings, and bidding without assistance.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Spotlight featuring Bosco Constructors at www.boscoconstructors.com

Quality Linings
Kunal Mehra, President

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: 25 years.   

Q: What is your scope of work on the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Project?
A: Painting & Coating.

Q: Has your contract with the Colorado Convention Expansion Project positively impacted your business? If so, in what ways?
A: Yes - working with the City and County of Denver is an honor we do not take lightly. We are proud to be of service to the city we all love, work in and are headquartered in.

Q: What is the most helpful method of outreach when pursuing applicable bid packages?
A: M/WBE Exchanges or Outreach programs.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Spotlight featuring Quality Linings at www.qlapi.com