LA Board of Airport Commissioners approves MSC South design contract

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The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) has selected Woods Bagot for design services for the proposed Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) South.

The MSC South will be an eight-gate complex connected to the MSC North, which is currently under construction on the airfield west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

“The MSC South project will deliver new domestic contact gates that provide our guests with a significantly improved experience and enable them to take advantage of our recent investments at Tom Bradley International Terminal and MSC North,” said Hans Thilenius, deputy executive director for the Terminal Development Improvement Program, Los Angeles World Airports. “We intend to use pre-engineered structural systems, which will aid in building these gates expeditiously and without significant impact to our operations.”

The MSC South will be a two-story, pre-engineered structure providing eight gates that can serve Group III aircraft, such as the Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 family. The new concourse will provide additional domestic gates that further reduce reliance on remote gates, enabling guests using the facility to access concessions, services and lounge areas at Tom Bradley and the new MSC North. The MSC North is currently under construction and expected to open next summer with 12 new gates.

Woods Bagot is a global architectural firm with offices in San Francisco, London, Singapore, Dubai, Sydney and Abu Dhabi, among others. It has designed a number of airport projects, including the recently opened Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at San Francisco International Airport. At LAX, Woods Bagot has already served as the lead architect/designer for the Joint Business Lounge in Tom Bradley International Terminal, which is shared by Qantas, Cathay Pacific, and British Airways.

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