Woods Bagot to design new LA concourse

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

The MSC South will be an eight-gate, two-story, pre-engineered structure connected to the MSC North, which is currently under construction on the airfield west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

The new concourse is part of a billion-dollar modernization program by airport owner Los Angeles World Airports’ (LAWA) that aims to provide greater flexibility for travelers.

“The Woods Bagot team is committed to collaborating with the LAWA team toward a successful outcome. We will draw on our deep aviation expertise – which includes San Francisco International Airport’s newly opened Harvey Milk Terminal 1 and Perth International Airport – to design an efficient new concourse,” said director Carsten Voecker.

According to a report LAWA officials prepared for the BOAC, the Woods Bagot team demonstrated a wealth of experience and creativity in its technical proposal. The team was judged to have the highest technical score and the best financial proposal among the firms responding to a Request for Proposals. Woods Bagot also scored well for inclusivity.

“The MSC South project will economically deliver new domestic contact gates that provide our guests with a significantly improved experience and allow 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, LAWA. “We intend to use pre-engineered structural systems, which will aid in building these gates expeditiously and without significant impact on our operations.”

The target construction schedule is from 2020 to 2022, with an operational date of early 2023.

Image courtesy of Woods Bagot

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