LAWA and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports share vision for Midfield Satellite Concourse at LAX

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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports have unveiled their plans for the Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP) for the 750,000ft² (69,700m²) Midfield Satellite Concourse at LAX, which is slated to open to the public in 2020.

The CEP will be open for 27 dining, retail and amenity opportunities in the new concourse, encompassing 28,000ft² (2,600m²) of dining and retail space. These opportunities include a wide selection of individual, open-to-bid spaces for brands and operators to bring in a truly authentic LA feel. Two of the opportunities are available exclusively for small business and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) participation.

“Los Angeles is a city of varied cultures and incredible cuisines, and we are excited to bring the flavors and creativity of the city to our guests at LAX,” said Deborah Flint, CEO, LAWA.

“Our new concourse will connect the world to the best of Los Angeles, and we expect a diverse array of restaurateurs, retailers and experience providers to participate in the CEP.”

“Creating these terminals is about so much more than just leasing space,” said Michael Caro, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports’ vice president of leasing at LAX. “We want the experience at the airport to mirror the experience of Los Angeles, with businesses big and small coexisting to create a truly unique, vibrant feel.”

The Midfield Satellite Concourse will be located in the central area of the airfield – west of Tom Bradley International Terminal – and connected to the Bradley Terminal via underground tunnels servicing passengers, baggage and utilities. The concourse will have 12 aircraft gates, including two for new large Group VI aircraft.

In articulating the vision for the new concourse, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports has revealed an overall design theme, called Neighborhoods, which will exude a cool, hip and modern California vibe while at the same time paying homage to LA’s Downtown (DTLA), Mid-City and Ocean Communities. Each of these distinct neighborhoods will be highlighted within three concourse districts differentiated from one another through simple sculptural forms, artisanal materials and creative palettes.

Watch a video showcasing the new concourse here.

The deadline for proposals is May 18, and all related documents are available on the CEP website.

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